Who: The following experts will kick off the series:
- Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., Surgeon General of the United States;
- Pamela S. Hyde, J.D., Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and ICCPUD Chair;
- Frances M. Harding, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), SAMHSA; and
- Kenneth R. Warren, Ph.D., Acting Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
Why: Nearly 10 million 12- to 20-year-olds in the United States are underage drinkers, with serious negative consequences for individuals, families, and communities. This webinar series will feature national leaders and experts discussing the extent and nature of the problem, lessons from recent research, and evidence-based strategies for addressing underage drinking.
What: This first webinar in the series will provide an overview of the issue and of the series. It will begin with introductions from Surgeon General Benjamin and SAMHSA Administrator Hyde. NIAAA Acting Director Warren will then provide an overview of the extent and nature of the problem, and CSAP Director Harding will discuss the “shape of the solution.” Following their presentations, Director Harding and Acting Director Warren will engage with participants in a live question-and-answer period.
Where: To find more information and to register, visit the link provided below.