Tip Sheet: Strategies for Service Providers Working with the Media

samhsaSquareThis tip sheet from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration presents key steps for substance use service providers to consider when interacting with the media, which has increasingly been covering issues surrounding substance use disorders.

The media often turns to prevention leaders and practitioners to obtain the information they need on emerging issues, the impact of disorders, and current prevention efforts. The tip sheet provides guidance for providers on what to do before the media calls, when they call, and during the interview.