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Prevention Profiles: Take Five was launched in January 2018. Each podcast is posted monthly and features interviews with individuals at the federal, national, state, and local levels, based around five questions related to drug misuse prevention among college students.

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Dave Closson
June 15, 2021

Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Dave Closson (Mid-America Prevention Technology Transfer Center)

Dave Closson, who serves as Director of the Mid-America Prevention Technology Transfer Center, returns as a guest for this month's podcast episode. During the interview Dave, a military veteran, talks about what campus prevention professionals need to be mindful of when working with students who have recently returned from a deployment, online resources for veterans, and gives advice about collaborating with law enforcement.
May 18, 2021

Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Cheri Oz (Drug Enforcement Administration)

Cheri Oz, Special Agent in Charge of DEA's Phoenix Field Division, is our guest for this podcast episode. During the interview, Cheri discusses the nation's biggest drug threat (fentanyl), her division's community-based prevention efforts through Operation Engage, and sends an important message to college students.
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April 20, 2021

Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Deb Augustine (Drug Enforcement Administration)

Deb Augustine, National Program Manager for DEA's Victim Witness Assistance Program, is our guest for this month's podcast. During the episode, Deb discusses resources available for crime victims, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (which is April), the drugs often used in drug-facilitated sexual assault, and much more.
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March 23, 2021

Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Rick Birt (Students Against Destructive Decisions)

Rick Birt, President and CEO of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), is our guest for this podcast. During the episode, Rick talks about how SADD evolved to focus on college students, provides background on his organization’s report on impaired driving among college students, the impact the pandemic has had on SADD's campus efforts, and much more.


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