Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Dr. Jim Lange (Encore)

Join us for this month’s episode of Prevention Profiles: Take Five, an encore presentation featuring Dr. Jim Lange, Director of the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery, and Coordinator of Alcohol and Other Drug Initiatives at San Diego State University. During the interview, Dr. Lange discusses why colleges and universities should be concerned about impaired driving among college students, some of the biggest challenges that institutions of higher education and their surrounding communities are facing right now, resources available from the Higher Education Center, and more!

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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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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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You Don't Know the Half of It

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This powerful film by The Harris Project brings the connection between mental health and substance use out of the shadows and into the light.

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In the News: Just How Effective Are Fentanyl Test Strips?

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.

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