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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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UMPD to Host Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The University of Maryland Police Department will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at its offices in the Pocomoke Building, 7569 Baltimore Ave.


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Over 50 Pounds of Medications Safely Disposed at MTSU Drug Take-back Event

Karen Sluder brought a good-sized plastic grocery bag loaded with outdated medications she and husband Rick Sluder, a Middle Tennessee State University administrator, have accumulated in recent years.



Marshall University’s Prevention Empowerment Partnership to Host ‘Drug Take-Back Day’ on Saturday

The Prevention Empowerment Partnership (PEP), an initiative of Marshall University’s Center of Excellence for Recovery, housed within the Marshall University Research Corporation, will host the National Drug Take Back Day in partnership with the Huntington Police Department, Cabell County Sheriff’s Department and Marshall University School of Pharmacy.


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College Students Must Mind Their Prescription Meds

Miss America 2020 reminds colleges to warn their students to keep their prescription medication in a locked, secure location.


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SFPD Participating In National Drug Take Back Day

The Santa Fe College Police Department is partnering again with the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA’s) Prescription Drug Take Back Day, where they will be accepting unused prescription drugs from Thursday, April 20, through Sunday, April 23.


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15 Things the Cannabis Industry Doesn't Want You to Know

As an emergency and addiction physician practicing on the front lines of the emergency department, I am seeing firsthand the devastating damage marijuana causes.


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Don’t Drive High: Recognizing Cannabis as the Next Frontier for Impaired Driving Prevention

James Wilkinson, MA, CAE, is the Chief Executive Officer of the American College Health Association. In this month’s article, he sounds the alarm on the fact that college students who use marijuana are twice as likely as college students who drink alcohol to engage in impaired driving. He also initiates a call to action that we must bring driving under the influence of cannabis to the center of prevention discussions and efforts.


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Effects of Marijuana and How to Help

(Partnership to End Addiction) Monday began National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) – started by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), it inspires meaningful conversations around youth substance use. We are honored to partner with NIDA to share facts around topics that are often steeped in misinformation and stigma. 


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DEA Reports Widespread Threat of Fentanyl Mixed with Xylazine

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is warning the American public of a sharp increase in the trafficking of fentanyl mixed with xylazine. Xylazine, also known as “Tranq,” is a powerful sedative that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved for veterinary use.