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Investing Time to Achieve Outcomes

As coalition leaders of Missouri Partners in Prevention, Missouri’s higher education substance misuse consortium dedicated to creating healthy and safe college campuses, we get asked a lot about what the most effective way is to create change on campus.

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Teens and young adults who vape are 5 to 7 times more likely to get coronavirus, a new study found

(Business Insider, August 12) Young people may be less likely to get severe COVID-19 cases, but health experts have long warned that vaping can make them more vulnerable.

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Campus Police: A Vital Connection to Mental Health and Substance Misuse Services

As a former campus police officer, I have seen firsthand how instrumental training in substance misuse and mental health is for all professionals working in postsecondary settings. 

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Nonmedical Use of Prescription Stimulants: Risk Factors, Outcomes, and Risk-Reduction Strategies

(Managed Healthcare Executive, August 3) Stimulant misuse is common among high school and college students. (6-8) A national multicohort study found that 9.5% of high school seniors used stimulant medications for nonmedical uses.6 Data reported by Garnier-Dykstra et al indicated that over a 4-year period, 61% of the college students who participated in the study were offered prescription stimulant medications at least once, and 31% of study participants reported using them for nonmedical purposes.

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Arkansas’s Comprehensive Response to Drug Misuse Among College Students

As the Drug Director for the state of Arkansas, I have the responsibility of overseeing all state-funded substance prevention, substance treatment, and substance recovery activities and programs; advising the governor’s office on drug and alcohol policy issues; overseeing the (fiscal) funding of 19 drug task force units in Arkansas; and overseeing the Arkansas Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coordinating Council.

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DEA warns of scammers impersonating DEA employees

WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration urges its DEA-registered practitioners and members of the public to be cautious of telephone calls by scammers posing as DEA employees attempting to defraud and extort victims.

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​Reimagining AOD Prevention: Making the Transition to the Virtual Space

Decades of research have examined the effectiveness of in-person prevention efforts to address substance misuse among college students. 

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UNCW Mourns the Passing of Vice Chancellor Patricia Leonard

Pat’s work toward renovating the Fisher Student Center and Fisher University Union, Warwick Center and Burney Center, based on her close relationship to the Herbert Fisher family and their generous donations, will leave a lasting legacy as the heart of campus, where students, faculty, staff and guests visit and build community every day. 

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Coalitions in Action – Healthy Campus and Community Coalition Finds Achievable Goals During the Pandemic

(CADCA) “Geneseo is a town of about 10,500, located in the Finger Lakes region of New York, about 30 miles south of Rochester,” said the coalition’s Prevention Specialist Robert Levy. 

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Today's high potency weed raises risk of anxiety and addiction, study says

(CNN, May 27) If you're thinking of returning to the weed of your youth to ease the strain of the pandemic, you will soon discover a potent truth -- today's weed is nothing like yesterday's.