"Talk. They Hear You."® Campaign

In 2021, Levittown and Island Trees students in grades 7-12 reported that 51% have had a conversation with a parent or guardian about the dangers of underage drinking. That means the other half have not.

Parents and caregivers have a significant influence on their children’s decisions about using alcohol and other drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s ( SAMHSA) “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign aims to reduce underage drinking and other substance use among youths under the age of 21 by helping parents and caregivers start talking with their children early and often about the dangers of alcohol and other drugs. (

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"Talk. They Hear You."® Campaign
Talk. They Hear You® Mobile App

SAMHSA’s new “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign mobile app helps parents and caregivers prepare for some of the most important conversations they may ever have with their kids. It shows them how to turn everyday situations into opportunities to talk with their children about the dangers of alcohol and other drugs, and equips them with the necessary skills, confidence, and knowledge to start and continue these conversations as their kids get older. Download it FREE today!

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Don't Share, Lock Up Your Meds.

Prescription medications are provided by doctors with the expectation that only the individual who needs the medication will take it and that person will do so by following their doctor's directions. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Prescription drugs can be addicting and dangerous when taken inappropriately. That's why its important to share the message: Don't share, lock up your meds. Always make sure your prescription painkillers are stored out of sight and are locked up in a safe or locked medicine cabinet to prevent others from finding and using these. It's also important to properly dispose of prescription medications, which can be done at local police precincts and hospitals or at National Drug Take Back events. See our Drug Take Back Events page for more information. 

Secure. Monitor. Dispose.

Alcohol and Teens Don't Mix

The campaign "Alcohol and Teens Don't Mix" aims to create an awareness that alcohol use among teenagers can be dangerous and express disapproval of the sale and promotion of alcohol products to minors. It represents a partnership with youth, retailers, concerned parents and community members, prevention professionals, and law enforcement with the goal of educating potential furnishers, raising public awareness about underage drinking, the dangers of alcohol, and strengthening the deterrent effect of the law against providing alcohol to minors.

Students from Levittown Y.O.U.T.H. assisted in spreading this message to the community when the message "Alcohol and Teens Don't Mix- Don't Buy for Minors!" were printed onto stickers, and placed on products in liquor stores and other establishments that sell alcoholic beverages. 

See Levittown Y.O.U.T.H.'s website for more information on how youth in our communities are working to prevent substance use!

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Let's Be Blunt

"Let's Be Blunt" was developed by LCAC stakeholder Partnering in Action for Change for Tomorrow (PACT) and Town of Babylon Cares to create a cross-county cannabis awareness campaign to help keep youth and our communities safe following legalization of marijuana for adult use in New York. LCAC contributed to the development of the campaign and now utilizes the image across the Levittown area on signage and shopping cart ads to advise adults in the the community on the safe and responsible consumption of marijuana. 

 "Let's Be Blunt" has two messages: 

  1. Cannabis Harms Young Brains. Don’t let youth get high on your supply. Keep it secure.
  2. Driving High IS Impaired Driving. Don’t drive high. Get a ride.

For more information and tips on keeping our community and youth safe, please visit PACT's website page "Let's Be Blunt."