This week is SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week (NPW), an annual health observance to increase public awareness and action around substance use prevention and to promote positive mental health. NPW is organized around theme days to focus attention on particular substances that threaten the health of our communities. This year’s daily themes are:
Monday: Preventing Prescription Drug & Opioid Misuse
Tuesday: Preventing Underage Drinking & Alcohol Misuse
Wednesday: Preventing Illicit Drug Use & Youth Marijuana Use
Thursday: Preventing Youth Tobacco Use (E-cigarettes & Vaping)
Friday: Preventing Suicide
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