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Practitioner's Toolbox

Welcome to the Practitioner's​ Toolbox! In this section you will find resources to help make your job as a drug misuse prevention professional on campus easier. 

The Guide to the Eight Professional Competencies for Higher Education Substance Misuse Prevention

The Guide to the Eight Professional Competencies for Higher Education Substance Misuse Prevention was developed to provide a broad understanding of the range of skills necessary for orchestrating comprehensive campus prevention efforts. With the active engagement of seasoned personnel with extensive experience surrounding campus substance misuse prevention efforts, the resulting compilation organizes competencies within eight core areas; further, it provides specific resources helpful for each of these areas and for overall professional development. The guide was prepared by David S. Anderson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Education and Human Development, George Mason University, with funding from the Mid-America Prevention Technology Transfer Center (funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).


Drug & Alcohol Use Prevention: Video Series

Parents and educators will find this series of short videos helpful in identifying the risks of youth drug and alcohol use.


Virtual Resources for Campus Professionals

As a substance misuse prevention professional, you may be looking for a way to move your work to a virtual space. The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery (HECAOD) and NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education have a few helpful resources. Check them out.


Partners in Prevention: Recommended Reading

This series provides a brief synopsis of the publications, articles, and resource documents available to campuses to assist in their substance misuse prevention and mental health intervention efforts.


Sample Campus Alcohol and Other Drug Policies

This page highlights a sample of campus alcohol and other drug policies. 


Sample Campus Biennial Review Reports

This page highlights a sample of campus biennial review reports.


Prevention Library

These publications provide insight into best practices to prevent drug misuse.



This collection of free webinars are focused on issues surrounding drug misuse prevention.



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