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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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Dr. David Anderson
April 16, 2019

Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Dr. David S. Anderson (George Mason University)

Dr. David Anderson, Professor Emeritus of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, is our guest for this episode. David, who serves as one of the authors of the College Alcohol Survey, talks about some of the positive changes he’s seen in campus prevention programs since the survey began in the late 1970s. He also discusses his concerns, and gives concise advice to anyone looking to help prevent drug abuse among college students.
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March 19, 2019

Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Joan Masters (Partners in Prevention)

Joan Masters, the senior coordinator of Partners in Prevention (PIP), is our guest this episode. Joan, who provides oversight to projects such as the Missouri Assessment of College Health Behaviors and is a Missouri Advanced Prevention Provider, discusses how her experience as a student working in the prevention field compares to her experience now as a professional; her primary takeaway around statewide collaboration, and more.
David Arnold
November 8, 2018

Prevention Profiles: Take Five - David Arnold (NASPA)

David Arnold, Assistant Vice President of Health, Safety, and Well-Being at NASPA, is our guest for this episode. Arnold, who has been at the organization since 2014, has spoken at dozens of conferences regarding peer education, college substance abuse prevention, and health promotion. During this episode, he discusses the impact of Colorado's marijuana laws on the state's colleges and universities; the benefits and challenges of being in a statewide coalition, and much more.
Diane Fedorchak
October 16, 2018

Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Diane Fedorchak (UMass Amherst)

Diane Fedorchak, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is our guest this month. Fedorchak -- who is in long-term recovery from addiction -- is very involved in the school's community. Currently, she serves as director of the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) program, coordinator of the Fresh & Sober program and an active member of the Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce High-Risk Drinking. On this episode, she talks about the challenges with implementing the BASICS program, the recovery movement on college campuses, and much more.


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