National Prevention WeekLast Updated: Friday, August 17, 2018
National Prevention Week is May 12-18, 2019
National Prevention Week (NPW), hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is an annual national health observance focused on increasing the prevention of substance use and the promotion of mental health. Each year, communities and organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and mental health promotion. This year’s theme is “Action Today. Healthier Tomorrow.”
There are many ways for organizations and individuals to get involved during NPW, from hosting a prevention-themed event to participating in SAMHSA’s social media challenge.
If you’re thinking about or already planning an NPW event, check out the NPW Planning Toolkit for ideas and free resources. And don’t miss the NPW webinar series, covering important topics such as opioid addiction, substance use prevention, and more.
According to a study, young people who hadn’t used drugs up until their senior year in high school are more likely to use marijuana once they start college than their peers who don’t go to college. Here are a few ways you can prevent your young loved one from using any drug before they head off to school and while they are in college. Learn more.