DEA Wins International Award for Publication Aimed at Preventing Drug Misuse Among College Students

Prevention with Purpose thumbnailWASHINGTON – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has been recognized by the National Association of Government Communicators for its publication designed for colleges and universities.  Prevention with Purpose: A Strategic Planning Guide to Preventing Drug Misuse Among College Students, was awarded the Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award of Excellence in the Soft or Hard Cover Book category during a May 26 virtual ceremony.  Published in January 2020, the guide assists planners in measuring the scope of drug misuse issues, building relationships with key stakeholders, and developing a strategic plan for prevention efforts.

“The collegiate environment poses unique challenges for students, which is why this tool is an important part of DEA’s drug prevention program,” said DEA Acting Administrator D. Christopher Evans.  

“This recognition by NAGC is a direct reflection of the professionalism of the developers of this tool.  Their dedication and expertise make a difference, not only on campuses, but in communities across the nation.”

For professionals working to prevent drug misuse among college students, the publication provides in-depth guidance for a five-step planning process, and has helpful graphics and a comprehensive series of tips, tools, and worksheets in eight easy-to-follow chapters.  An online version is available for download on DEA’s website:

NAGC’s annual Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards program recognizes superior government communication products and those who create them.