Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Beverly Johnson

This month’s Prevention Profiles: Take Five guest is Beverly Johnson, Director of Prevention Services for Alabama’s Department of Mental Health. Beverly offers advice for engaging state agencies around efforts to prevent drug use among college students, summarizes Alabama’s recently launched statewide fentanyl awareness campaign, and more!

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Drug & Alcohol Use Prevention: Video Series

Parents and educators will find this short video series -- a partnership between the University of Virginia's Gordie Center and Region Ten Community Services Board -- helpful in identifying the risks of youth drug and alcohol use.

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Preventing and Addressing Substance Use Among Students Transitioning Into Higher Education

Watch higher education practitioners discuss what they are doing to prevent substance use among students transitioning into institutions of higher education, featuring panelist Rich Lucey of the Drug Enforcement Administration and others. View the full flyer here and watch below.

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Reflections and the Importance of Unlearning

David Arnold is winding up his tenure as NASPA's assistant vice president of health, safety, and well-being initiatives, having joined the organization in 2014 after 10 years working in college substance misuse prevention. In this month's article, David dissects the root causes of why prevention is so prone to distraction, as well as the factors that should inform a modern approach to the field.

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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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Drug Take Back Programs – Keeping Your Home Rx Safe

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Bring It On" actress Clare Kramer guest-hosts this episode of "Awkward Conversations" and talks to DEA Public Information Officer Carlos Briano, professional wrestler JTG, and others about keeping your home Rx safe for kids. Tune in to learn tips on this, how to talk about safe medication use with kids, and information on the DEA Drug Take Back program.

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The Value of Communities Talk and Other Federal Prevention Initiatives for IHE Professionals

Learn about the Communities Talk program, prevention resources and materials to reach college and university professionals, and how you can participate and host your own Communities Talk activities this year.

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Making a Difference in Your Home and Community

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Bring It On" actress Clare Kramer guest-hosts this episode and speaks with Catie Drew of the Drug Enforcement Administration and others, who share opioid educational resources that can be used by parents, teens, and teachers, as well as schools, faith-based organizations, scout organizations, and more.

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One Pill Can Kill

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Bring It On" actress Clare Kramer guest-hosts this episode and speaks with Wendy Woolcock of the Drug Enforcement Administration and Amy McCarthy of Boston Children's Hospital about how just two milligrams of fentanyl in a fake pill -- i.e. an amount equivalent to several pieces of salt or sugar on the end of a pencil tip -- is enough to kill an individual.

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