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The Anticipation Builds for NASPA’s Strategies Conference

Sean Fearns is the Chief and Rich Lucey is the Senior Prevention Program Manager in DEA's Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section. In this month's article, Sean and Rich provide an overview of sessions at the NASPA Strategies Conference (January 17-20) where you can interact with DEA staff and/or see their resources.


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Combatting Fentanyl on College Campuses: Doctor Shares Vital Warning for Parents

Fentanyl has become a serious threat on college campuses across the country and has claimed the lives of three students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the past two years. Dr. Paul Christo, Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has been on the front line of the opioid epidemic, and he says what the country is witnessing now is unprecedented.


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Strategies, Structure, and Support: SHIFTing the Narrative to Create a Health-Promoting Campus

Santee Ezell is the Director of Health Promotion and Wellness at Mississippi State University. In this month's article, Santee discusses how to engage with all students differently but equally to create healthier structures, develop strategies inside and outside of the classroom, and support the well-being of the campus.


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Expert Outlines Dangers of Opioid Use Among Student Athletes

The danger of opioid dependency among athletes was explored with St. John’s University students on October 24 by a leading voice on addiction and substance-abuse rehabilitation.


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Drug Take Back Day Success Promotes UAPD’s Role as a Campus Resource

On Oct. 28, the University of Arkansas Police Department (UAPD) accepted all excess drugs and used needles with no questions asked for Drug Takeback Day. 


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Chico State Police to Accept Unneeded Drugs, Legal or Not

A medicine cabinet in need of dusting could benefit with a national prescription drug take-back event Saturday hosted by the Chico State University Police Department and Student Affairs office.


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Beyond CollegeAIM: Lessons Learned in Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention

This month’s View from the Field is written by Dr. Jessica Cronce (University of Oregon), Dr. Jason Kilmer (University of Washington), and Dr. Toben Nelson (University of Minnesota). In the article, they discuss observations or “lessons learned” in alcohol or other drug misuse prevention about policy, prevention, or intervention efforts and suggestions for campuses in their strategic planning.


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Fentanyl Killed Their Kids at College. Now Colorado Schools Are Changing

Several universities and community colleges have agreed to a list of requests, including joining a real-time overdose map and naloxone training for students.


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What the Charlottesville Cartel Bust Means for U.Va.

Charlottesville has received a disturbing reminder that illegal substances are prevalent in our community. 


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Penn State Campus Officer Recognized for Drug Awareness Work

Penn State University Police Officer April Martin was recognized with the Community Values Award for her work to bring a drug awareness program to Penn State Beaver students.