Publications and Resources on Underage Drinking

SAMHSA publications and related resources on underage drinking.

SAMHSA Publications

Evidence-Based and Best Practices

Find Underage Drinking evidence-based practices by searching SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

National Strategies and Initiatives

  • Above the Influence’s goal is to help teens stand up to negative pressures, or influences. The more aware you are of the influences around you, the better prepared you will be to face them, including the pressure to use drugs and alcohol.
  • “Talk. They Hear You.” is SAMHSA’s underage drinking prevention campaign and helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early—as early as 9 years old—about the dangers of alcohol.
  • Every 2 years, SAMHSA sponsors national Town Hall Meetings to educate communities about underage drinking and to mobilize them around its prevention. Help continue the downward trend in underage drinking by hosting or attending a meeting in your area.
  • We Don’t Serve Teens has tools and information to help parents and others reduce teen drinking and related harm.

External Resources

State and Local Initiatives

Visit the websites of some of the 2013 STOP Act Grant awardees to learn how they are working to prevent underage drinking in their own communities:

Media campaigns developed by states, jurisdictions, and national organizations:

Training and Education

Last Updated: 02/21/2017