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Views From the Field

Views from the Field are brief articles offering federal, national, state, and local perspectives about drug misuse in higher education from across the nation.

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The Changing Landscape of Campus Drug Prevention

As Americans enjoy their summer vacations, the campus police chiefs and public safety directors serving our nation’s 4,200 colleges and universities are already turning their attention to the challenges their agencies will face in the new academic year.

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Reflections

In the Broadway musical Rent, during the song Seasons of Love, the cast sings of 525,600 minutes, and asks how do you measure a year in a life. 

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A Shared Responsibility to Champion Students Behavioral Health

Leaders should seek out proactive opportunities to educate colleagues about their responsibility to provide effective, evidence-based programs and services to students ahead of a crisis.

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The Continuing Value of a Comprehensive Approach

In 2016, according to one national study, Wilmington, North Carolina, was named as the city having the highest rate of opioid misuse in the nation. 

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Breaking the Logjam of Collegiate Drug Abuse

College and university campuses are unique environments when it comes to drug use, addiction, and treatment. 

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Weaving Prevention into Large-Scale Prevention Events

In my work as a prevention professional, I have begrudgingly come to accept this as a reality that has fostered innovation on our campus. 

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Generation Z on Campus

As our college and universities continue to diversify, so too must our methods for helping address substance abuse on our campuses. 

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​Benefits of Conducting a Biennial Review

As you may know, being this is an even-numbered year, there is an expectation by the U.S. Department of Education that institutions of higher education will engage in a biennial review process, as required by the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act Regulations.

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Drug Abuse Prevention – A Critical Student Success Strategy

Within the last five years, two-year and four-year colleges and universities have increased their focus on increasing persistence and completion rates for college students. 

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NCAA: A Commitment to Academics, Well-Being, and Fairness

Safety concerns in college football had risen to such a crisis level a century ago that then-President Theodore Roosevelt, a big fan, demanded rule changes be made to protect students playing the sport.