I don’t need to tell parents with young adults that the holiday season will be here before we know it. That would not be considered breaking news. However, I do have an important message that I hope will help you and your family enjoy time together this holiday season and for years to come: The holidays provide an excellent opportunity to talk to your young adults—about the devastating effects of opioid and prescription drug misuse.

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Recent college grad September Johnson lists 3 ways staff can engage students in campus-based drug abuse prevention.

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When sharing my prevention story, I often tease that I went from enforcement to prevention. That is partially true as I was a campus police officer prior to working solely in prevention. That switch isn’t as farfetched as most would think. Enforcement plays an important role in prevention. In fact, you won’t be able to implement environmental change strategies unless you collaborate with your law enforcement agencies.
 

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Last year's Red Ribbon Campus PSA contest winner and former Keene State College student, Michelle Morrow, talks about what sparked the idea for her video,"Why Not?" 

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Dr. Jason R. Kilmer, a professor at the University of Washington, talks about ways to address campus marijuana use in a state that legalized cannabis for personal use.

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