Substance Use/Misuse

Resource: 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results

The 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System results present a promising picture for some behaviors and experiences among high school students; however, other areas reveal that teens are still engaging in behaviors that put them at risk.

Resource: "Talk. They Hear You." Partner Materials

These “Talk. They Hear You.” materials to aid partners underage drinking and substance use prevention efforts.

Resource: Reaching Youth At Risk for Substance Use and Misuse: Strategies for Early Intervention

This resource guide (PDF, 128 pages) was compiled to address the need for comprehensive, evidence-based information to help states implement new early intervention programs or expand and improve existing ones. The document provides a set of principles of effective early intervention services; in-depth case studies of five different innovative state programs; a state-by-state description of early intervention services; and examples of programs and tools.

Resource: Tip Sheets on Everyday Parenting Topics

These tip sheets are designed for service providers to share with parents and caregivers in the context of a particular concern or question. They can be downloaded individually or as a packet in English and Spanish.

Resource: Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19

SAMHSA is providing regular training and technical assistance on matters related to the mental and substance use disorder field as they deal with COVID-19.

Two OAH Videos Win National Health Information Awards Honors

The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), which merged with the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) in June 2019, was recognized for excellence in marketing, communication, and the creation of digital health resources. OAH won awards for two videos in the Health Promotion/Disease and Injury Prevention class of the Fall 2019 Annual National Health Information Awards (PDF, 14 pages), organized by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC).

Resource: Prevention with Purpose: A Strategic Planning Guide for Preventing Drug Misuse Among College Students

This new publication from CampusDrugPrevention.gov is intended to provide a roadmap for college- and university-based prevention professionals to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders, from students to administrators, to address campus-wide drug misuse issues.