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Prevention Happens Here

National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness and action around substance use prevention and the promotion of positive mental health. It culminates in May, recognizing the important work that has been done in communities throughout the year to inspire action and prevent substance use and mental health challenges.

This year, this national initiative sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will take place May 10 to 16.

National Prevention Week is built around daily health themes on pressing substance use topics. The 2020 daily health themes are:

  • Monday, May 11: Preventing Prescription Drug and Opioid Misuse
  • Tuesday, May 12: Preventing Underage Drinking and Alcohol Misuse
  • Wednesday, May 13: Preventing Illicit Drug Use and Youth Marijuana Use
  • Thursday, May 14: Preventing Youth Tobacco Use (E-cigarettes and Vaping)
  • Friday, May 15: Preventing Suicide

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Source: SAMHSA