2022 Red Ribbon Campus Video PSA Contest

Save the date: September 12 - November 7.  To view the promotional flyer, click here.

On September 12, full contest rules will be available here.

Reflections on a Career in Higher Education and the Federal Government

Paul Kesner, recently retired from the U.S. Department of Education, is this month's guest on Prevention Profiles: Take Five. During the interview, Paul reflects on his career serving in both higher education and the federal government.

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Marking a Milestone – www.campusdrugprevention.gov Turns Five

Rich Lucey is a Senior Prevention Program Manager in DEA’s Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section. In this month’s View from the Field, Rich highlights a milestone achievement for www.campusdrugprevention.gov and highlights DEA’s various resources for professionals working to prevent drug use and misuse among college students.

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College Students are Still Driving Impaired

Dr. Jim Lange is Executive Director of the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery, an academic center of The Ohio State University. 

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Making a Reasonable Difference on Campus

Dr. David Anderson is Professor Emeritus of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. In this month’s article, Dr. Anderson focuses on the importance of data and its implications for preventing alcohol and drug misuse among college students.

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Recovery Innovation Challenge

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), introduces its inaugural Recovery Innovation Challenge.

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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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Take a Tour of CampusDrugPrevention.gov's Newly Redesigned Site!

In this video, Rich Lucey, a senior prevention program manager in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section, takes users on a virtual tour through the new redesigned CampusDrugPrevention.gov website.


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"Know the Signs" Video PSA

The University of Kentucky won first place in the 2021 Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest. For the top prize, the school was awarded a plaque and $5,000 to support campus prevention efforts.


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"U Can" Video PSA

Towson University in Towson, Maryland won second place in the 2021 Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest and $3,000 to support the school’s prevention efforts.

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5th Annual Opioid Awareness Walk

Newark School Stadium on Bloomfield Ave, Newark, NJ to First Baptist Church on Bloomfield Ave. in Caldwell, NJ