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.
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Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Ryan Snow (University Police Officer)Ryan Snow, a police officer within a large university police department, is our guest for this month's episode of "Prevention Profiles: Take Five." Ryan talks about how law enforcement is involved with drug prevention, the dangers of marijuana use, how he helped a student struggling with inhalant misuse, and much more.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Dr. Amelia M. Arria (University of Maryland)Dr. Amelia M. Arria, Director of the Center on Young Adult Health and Development and the Office of Planning and Evaluation at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, is our guest this month. During this episode, Amelia discusses the research on college stimulant use, the connection between students 'stopping out' and drug use, parenting style and its effect on prevention, and much more.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Uttam Dhillon (Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration)
Uttam Dhillon, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, is our guest for this podcast episode. During his interview with Rich Lucey, Mr. Dhillon discusses DEA's role in drug abuse prevention, the relationship between prevention professionals and law enforcement, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and much more.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Dr. Erica Phillips (Ohio State University)
Dr. Erica Phillips, Associate Director in the Center for the Study of Student Life at the Ohio State University, is this episode's guest. During the interview, Erica discusses key findings from the College Prescription Drug Study (which she helps to coordinate), talks about where college students are getting prescription drugs to misuse, some of the top reasons students misuse medication, plus much more.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Dr. David S. Anderson (George Mason University)
Dr. David Anderson, Professor Emeritus of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, is our guest for this episode. David, who serves as one of the authors of the College Alcohol Survey, talks about some of the positive changes he’s seen in campus prevention programs since the survey began in the late 1970s. He also discusses his concerns, and gives concise advice to anyone looking to help prevent drug abuse among college students.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Joan Masters (Partners in Prevention)Joan Masters, the senior coordinator of Partners in Prevention (PIP), is our guest this episode. Joan, who provides oversight to projects such as the Missouri Assessment of College Health Behaviors and is a Missouri Advanced Prevention Provider, discusses how her experience as a student working in the prevention field compares to her experience now as a professional; her primary takeaway around statewide collaboration, and more.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Katrin A. Wesner-Harts, Ed.D (University of North Carolina Wilmington)On this episode of the podcast, Rich talks to Dr. Katrin Wesner-Harts who manages the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Abrons Student Health Center. Topics discussed include: the changes in the prevention field during the span of her career, how her school dealt with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, her advice to other prevention professionals, and more.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - David Arnold (NASPA)David Arnold, Assistant Vice President of Health, Safety, and Well-Being at NASPA, is our guest for this episode. Arnold, who has been at the organization since 2014, has spoken at dozens of conferences regarding peer education, college substance abuse prevention, and health promotion. During this episode, he discusses the impact of Colorado's marijuana laws on the state's colleges and universities; the benefits and challenges of being in a statewide coalition, and much more.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Diane Fedorchak (UMass Amherst)
Diane Fedorchak, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is our guest this month. Fedorchak -- who is in long-term recovery from addiction -- is very involved in the school's community. Currently, she serves as director of the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) program, coordinator of the Fresh & Sober program and an active member of the Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce High-Risk Drinking. On this episode, she talks about the challenges with implementing the BASICS program, the recovery movement on college campuses, and much more.