The fifth annual National Prevention Week (NPW) took place from May 15-21, with communities throughout the country raising awareness and taking action to prevent mental and substance use disorders. The theme this year was “strong as one, stronger together.” Each day of NPW had a different theme including tobacco use, underage drinking and alcohol misuse, prescription and opioid misuse, illicit drug and marijuana use, suicide, and mental health and wellness.

SAMHSA held a kick-off event at Morgan State University.

The NPW promotional video below featured actress Torrey DeVitto of NBC’s Chicago Med, who was also this year’s NPW Ambassador.

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