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October is National Substance Use Prevention Month

Since 2011, October has been a time to highlight the vital role of substance use prevention in both individual and community health, to remember those who have lost their lives to substance use, to acknowledge those in recovery, as well as children, parents, family, and friends supporting them.

A description of this year’s proclamation can be found at the White House website.

There are resources available at the National Institute on Drug Abuse website, including Lessons from Prevention Research and some Easy-to-Read Drug Facts, and The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has compiled a list of resources for parents and caregivers of children affected by parental substance use.