Including Hazing Prevention in Substance Misuse Prevention Efforts

Susie Bruce, M.Ed., is Director of the University of Virginia’s Gordie Center, which works to end hazing and substance misuse among college and high school students nationwide through evidence-informed, student-tested resources. In this article, repurposed for Alcohol Awareness Month, she highlights hazing statistics, refutes misconceptions, and provides prevention professionals with a roadmap for incorporating awareness of the practice into prevention programs.

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Get Ready for the Next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. The next Take Back Day is April 27, 2024 from 10am-2pm (local time) at locations nationwide.

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Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Dr. Buki Ebeigbe

This month’s Prevention Profiles: Take Five guest is Dr. Buki Ebeigbe, a pharmacologist in DEA’s Diversion Control Division. During the episode, Buki discusses the Controlled Substances Act and the various scheduling processes for controlled substances, some of the misperceptions people have about the scheduling process, what fueled her passion to enter this line of work with DEA and her experiences in mentoring college students, and more!

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Congratulations, 2023 Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the University of Northern Colorado, Centre College, and West Chester University for winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place, respectively, in the Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest, cosponsored by DEA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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'Prevention With Purpose' 2024 Edition Out Now

The Drug Enforcement Administration presents the 2024 edition of "Prevention with Purpose: A Strategic Planning Guide for Preventing Drug Misuse Among College Students". In this 2024 edition of the guide – first published in 2020 – you will find updated data, profiles highlighting real-life stories from campus prevention professionals focused on a unique or innovative approach to the Strategic Prevention Framework, ideas for building considerations of cultural factors into each step of the SPF, and five strategies for success during times of disruption to campus life.

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Enhancing Professional Competencies for Preventing Drug and Alcohol Misuse Among College Students

The Guide to the Eight Professional Competencies for Higher Education Substance Misuse Prevention is “brought to life” with an eight-part, DEA-produced webinar series, highlighting each of the individual competencies. Check out all of the episodes in this hub.

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Campuses Promote DEA's One Pill Can Kill Campaign

Schools across the nation have started to rally around the effort to educate their campuses and local communities about the issue. Is your school using ‘One Pill Can Kill’ materials to get the word out about counterfeit pills? If so, let us know!

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We Got Fentanyl From a Recent Bust and Put Fentanyl Test Strips to the Test

They used to be illegal, but now state law requires them on some campuses – and they're everywhere from vending machines to bars. Fentanyl test strips are intended to help young people avoid fentanyl-laced counterfeit prescriptions or drugs. But many warn that test strips alone could do more harm than good. We put fentanyl test strips to the test, and what we found could save someone you know.

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Trends, Fake Pills, and Strategic Planning

DEA Senior Prevention Program Manager Rich Lucey presents "Preventing Drug Use Among College Students: Current Trends, The Dangers of Fake Pills, and The Importance of Strategic Planning" for the Carolina Community Coalition.

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Using AI to Combat the Opioid Crisis

A computer science professor advances artificial intelligence to dismantle the complex networks that create and traffic deadly opioids.


Prevention IS Your Job: A Fraternity/Sorority Partner Discussion

This webinar provides a research overview of the scope of campus drug use, explains the importance of the Strategic Prevention and successful programming, and introduces the free resources available to campuses and organizations to do the work of prevention.

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