Prevention Profiles: Take Five was launched in January 2018. Each podcast is posted monthly and features interviews with individuals at the federal, national, state, and local levels, based around five questions related to drug misuse prevention among college students.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Dr. Miriam Delphin-Rittmon (SAMHSA)
Dr. Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, currently Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is our guest for this episode. During the interview, she discusses her vision for the agency, the latest findings from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (particularly around young adults and marijuana use), and much more.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Bethany Mauch (North Dakota State College of Science) and Dr. Whitney O'Regan (University of Miami)
Bethany Mauch, from the North Dakota State College of Science, and Dr. Whitney O'Regan, from the University of Miami, are our guests for this month's podcast. Last year, both schools shared the first place prize in the annual Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest.During the interview, Bethany and Whitney discuss their experience entering the contest, how they got students involved, the responses from their campuses after they won, and much more!
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Dr. John Schulenberg (University of Michigan)Dr. John Schulenberg, Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Michigan and principal investigator of the National Monitoring the Future Study, is our guest for this month's podcast. During the interview, John talks about some new findings in latest MTF data, the rise in marijuana use among college-aged adults, and his advice for college prevention professionals.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Dr. Jason Kilmer (University of Washington)Dr. Jason Kilmer, who is the Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, joins us for this month's episode. During this, his third appearance on the podcast, he discusses the impact of local marijuana legalization on his campus, explains why talking about prevention "fails" is important, gives words of encouragement to other prevention professionals, and much more.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Dr. Katrin A. Wesner-Harts (University of North Carolina Wilmington)Dr. Katrin Wesner-Harts who heads the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Abrons Student Health Center joins us again for this month's podcast. During this episode, Katrin talks about the importance of properly engaging with students as they return to campus in the fall, the biggest impacts the pandemic has had on prevention efforts, and much more.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Dave Closson (Mid-America Prevention Technology Transfer Center)
Dave Closson, who serves as Director of the Mid-America Prevention Technology Transfer Center, returns as a guest for this month's podcast episode. During the interview Dave, a military veteran, talks about what campus prevention professionals need to be mindful of when working with students who have recently returned from a deployment, online resources for veterans, and gives advice about collaborating with law enforcement.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Cheri Oz (Drug Enforcement Administration)
Cheri Oz, Special Agent in Charge of DEA's Phoenix Field Division, is our guest for this podcast episode. During the interview, Cheri discusses the nation's biggest drug threat (fentanyl), her division's community-based prevention efforts through Operation Engage, and sends an important message to college students.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Deb Augustine (Drug Enforcement Administration)
Deb Augustine, National Program Manager for DEA's Victim Witness Assistance Program, is our guest for this month's podcast. During the episode, Deb discusses resources available for crime victims, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (which is April), the drugs often used in drug-facilitated sexual assault, and much more.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Rick Birt (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
Rick Birt, President and CEO of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), is our guest for this podcast. During the episode, Rick talks about how SADD evolved to focus on college students, provides background on his organization’s report on impaired driving among college students, the impact the pandemic has had on SADD's campus efforts, and much more.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Dr. Eric Davidson (Eastern Illinois University)
Dr. Eric Davidson, Interim Director for Health and Counseling Services at Eastern Illinois University, is our guest for this month's podcast episode. During his second visit to the podcast, Eric discusses how biennial reviews can help campus programs, the similarities between substance use prevention and COVID prevention, the benefits and challenges of being involved in a statewide initiative, and more.