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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How can campus faculty and staff help foster a safe, drug-free environment for students? Recent college graduate, Joseph Espinoza, has some ideas.

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As faculty, we see how alcohol and other drug misuse affect students’ academic performance. For example, some students miss class, pass in late assignments, fall asleep, or rarely participate because of their substance use. These behaviors can be a cry for help, and in these cases, faculty can make a difference. Faculty can encourage students to obtain help from the college counseling center. If a faculty member feels uncomfortable talking to the student, he or she can contact the Dean or another appropriate staff person on campus to recommend help for the student.

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