The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), along with the Office of the Surgeon General and the University of Maryland College Park, will hold a national launch of SAMHSA’s 2014 Town Hall Meetings to prevent underage drinking. Thousands of communities across the United States will hold events to educate people about the dangers of underage drinking and to involve people in proven prevention strategies.
The launch will provide the latest statistics on the fatalities and other public health consequences of underage drinking. The launch will also provide insight about what people at all walks of life can do to help prevent underage drinking in their communities.
-- Pamela S. Hyde, J.D., SAMHSA Administrator
-- Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H., Acting Surgeon General
-- Amelia M. Arria, Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Public Health; Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems
-- A representative of a community-based substance abuse prevention coalition
Friday, April 11, 2014, 10-11:15 a.m., EDT
Friedgen Family Student Lounge
School of Public Health
University of Maryland, College Park
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.