National Prevention Week

WHAT IS 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.

WHEN IS NATIONAL PREVENTION WEEK?

NPW takes place May 13–19, 2018.

WHAT’S THE THEME OF NATIONAL PREVENTION WEEK 2018?

The NPW 2018 theme is “Action Today. Healthier Tomorrow.” This theme reminds us that simple, daily acts of prevention, like helping a friend make positive choices or supporting a family member in need, can lead to healthier lives for each of us today, and stronger, happier communities tomorrow.

WHAT TOPICS DOES NATIONAL PREVENTION WEEK ADDRESS?

During NPW we encourage you to think about these topics on each day

  •   Promotion of Mental Health & Wellness (Monday, May 14)
  •   Prevention of Underage Drinking & Alcohol Misuse (Tuesday, May 15)
  •   Prevention of Prescription & Opioid Drug Misuse (Wednesday, May 16)
  •   Prevention of Illicit Drug Use & Youth Marijuana Use (Thursday, May 17)
  •   Prevention of Suicide (Friday, May 18)
  •   Prevention of Youth Tobacco Use (Saturday, May 19)

For more information about our Regional Prevention Center, visit the Prevention Center page on our site by clicking here.

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