National Prevention Week


National Prevention Week is a SAMHSA-sponsored annual health observance dedicated to increasing the prevention of substance use and promotion of mental health. The observance brings individuals, organizations, coalitions, states, and communities together through local events to raise awareness about the importance of preventing substance use and mental disorders.

Six of the seven days during National Prevention Week have a suggested health topic that organizations and coalitions can use to guide the focus of community events:

  • Prevention of Youth Tobacco Use (Monday, May 15)
  • Prevention of Underage Drinking & Alcohol Misuse (Tuesday, May 16)
  • Prevention of Prescription & Opioid Drug Misuse (Wednesday, May 17)
  • Prevention of Illicit Drug Use & Youth Marijuana Use (Thursday, May 18)
  • Prevention of Suicide (Friday, May 19)
  • Promotion of Mental Health & Wellness (Saturday, May 20)

For more information about prevention week visit, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration – Prevention Week


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