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Sat, May 10


National Prevention Week

National Prevention Week (NPW) is a public education platform that promotes prevention year-round through providing ideas, capacity building, tools, and resources to help individuals and communities make substance use prevention happen every day.

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National Prevention Week
National Prevention Week

Time & Location

May 10, 2025, 8:00 AM – May 16, 2025, 2:00 PM


About the event

Purpose of National Prevention Week

The three primary goals of National Prevention Week are to:

  • Involve communities in raising awareness of substance use and mental health issues and in implementing prevention strategies, and showcasing effectiveness of evidence-based prevention programs;
  • Foster partnerships and collaborations with federal agencies and national organizations dedicated to improving public health; and
  • Promote and disseminate quality substance use prevention and mental health promotion resources and publications.

Each year, National Prevention Week includes daily themes to focus on major substance use and mental health topics. The 2020 daily themes are provided below. Join us and some amazing speakers May 11-15 from 11:30-12:00 for a series of Virtual Celebrations. Join via zoom by using the following link:

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

For more information also visit SAMHSA's website:

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