October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month



Join Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in recognizing National Substance Abuse Prevention Month (NSAPM.)

NSAPM is an annual observance focused on raising the public awareness and encouraging communities to take action and get involved to prevent substance use. Each year families, communities, and organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and the importance of investing in prevention first.

npw 2018 bannerThis year’s theme is the “Power of Investing in Prevention".

We encourage communities to join together to ensure evidence-based prevention programs, policies, and practices are implemented at the local level.

As part of prevention month, we encourage coalitions and providers to host community health events and partner with their local Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) during DEA's Take Back Day on October 28, 2017.

Take Back Day is an opportunity for coalitions and providers to raise awareness about screening and treatment services for those in need.

Please continue to utilize DEA’s Take Back Day to return unwanted prescriptions and utilize this event to bring together providers.

Click here to find an FQHC near you.


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