The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is currently accepting abstracts for its 19th Annual Prevention Day scheduled to convene on Monday, January 30, 2023 in conjunction with the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) 32nd National Leadership Forum.

Presentations should highlight trends, discuss successes, impacts, and lessons learned; and/or inform on topical research AND should relate to at least one of the topic areas listed below.

This one-day event provides an exciting forum for prevention practitioners, community leaders, researchers, scientists, consumers, and advocates to learn about evidence-based programs and the latest developments in the areas of substance abuse prevention, treatment, recovery, and mental illness. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other preventionists and partners; take part in engaging and informative workshops to enhance their program skills; and share success stories and resources.

This year we will end the day with an exciting in person planning kick-off of the upcoming National Prevention Week taking place May 7-13, 2023.

SAMHSA’s Prevention Day will be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center located in Oxon Hill, Maryland. There is NO COST to attend this event, but registration is required.

Specific Topic Areas:

  1. Youth-led Prevention Efforts
  2. Prevention Across the Lifespan
  3. Prevention Efforts Across the Continuum of Care
  4. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within Prevention
  5. Recruiting and Advancing Prevention Workforce
  6. Prevention Innovations

Submission Deadline Date
Monday, October 10, 2022
By Midnight (12:00 a.m.) EST

For more information, please contact:

David Wilson at
or call: 240-276-2588
Politt Weggins at

Technical Difficulties?
Please email