October CAPT on the Web

Find out what’s new this month from the CAPT! Access practical tools, timely resources, and stories of success from across the nation to inspire and support your substance misuse prevention efforts.


SAMHSA Knowledge Network

This new area of the SAMHSA website provides easy access to SAMHSA trainings and tools, including those developed by the CAPT.  Learn More >


Prevention Conversations: Partnering with the Medical Community (Videos)

Watch Raanan Kagan, Director of Health Policy Research at Carnevale Associates, and CAPT Coordinator Gisela Rots describe important considerations for partnering with the medical community to prevent opioid misuse and overdose.

  • Supply, Demand, and the Role of Prescribers in Preventing Prescription Drug Misuse. Watch Now >
  • Partnering with Prescribers to Prevent Prescription Opioid Misuse. Watch Now >
  • Partnering with the Medical Community: The Value of Listening. Watch Now >

Getting the Message Right! Considerations for Media Campaigns to Prevent Opioid Misuse and Overdose (Archived Webinar)

Presents key steps for developing and implementing a successful campaign to prevent NMUPD/opioid overdose, with an emphasis on developing non-stigmatizing prevention messages. Learn More >

  • Related Resources:Media Campaigns to Prevent Prescription Drug Misuse, Youth Marijuana Misuse, and Underage Drinking: Evidence of Effectiveness. Learn More >   • Developing an Effective Elevator Pitch. Learn More > • The Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Messaging for Substance Misuse Prevention.Learn More >

The Role of Law Enforcement in Preventing Substance Misuse on College Campuses (Archived Webinar)

Explores the unique role of law enforcement in a comprehensive approach to substance misuse prevention on college campuses, as well as opportunities for collaborating with local and campus police. Learn More >


National Prevention Week 2018: Underage Drinking Prevention Today, Healthier Communities Tomorrow (Webinar)

October 26 at 1:00 pm, EDT. This SAMHSA-sponsored webinar highlights how individuals, organizations, and communities can take action today to prevent underage drinking and promote healthier futures for youth and young adults. Learn More >

American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO

November 4-8, 2017. Atlanta, Georgia. This conference brings together peers from across the U.S. and around the world to network, educate, and share experiences. The theme for this year’s conference is Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes HealthLearn More >


Help the CAPT promote this month’s featured resource on social media. Here are some sample messages to help you get started:

Download the new “Preventing Youth Marijuana Use” tools from SAMHSA’s CAPT. Learn about risk/protective factors, prevention strategies & key data resources to support your prevention work! https://www.samhsa.gov/capt/tools-learning-resources/preventing-youth-marijuana-use-factors

Updated decision-support tools on preventing youth marijuana use are now available from SAMHSA’s CAPT: http://bit.ly/2yC5UOL


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