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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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Well-Being on Campus: The Role of Collegiate Recovery Programs

Kristina Canfield is Executive Director for the Association of Recovery in Higher Education. In this month’s View from the Field, Kristina focuses on the role of Collegiate Recovery Programs in well-being on campus.


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Marking a Milestone – Turns Five

Rich Lucey is a Senior Prevention Program Manager in DEA’s Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section. In this month’s View from the Field, Rich highlights a milestone achievement for and highlights DEA’s various resources for professionals working to prevent drug use and misuse among college students.


Making a Reasonable Difference on Campus

Making a Reasonable Difference on Campus: Data Guides Us

Dr. David Anderson is Professor Emeritus of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. In this month’s article, Dr. Anderson focuses on the importance of data and its implications for preventing alcohol and drug misuse among college students.


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College Students are Still Driving Impaired and We Need to Do Something About It

Dr. Jim Lange is Executive Director of the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery, an academic center of The Ohio State University, and Coordinator of Alcohol and Other Drug Initiatives at San Diego State University. In this month’s article, Dr. Lange focuses on impaired driving among college students and an urgent call to action to prevent it.


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College Recovery Program for Young Adults in the Age of COVID

Our College Recovery Program supports our young adult clients seeking to attend college for the very first time or who have returned to college post a medical leave following a treatment episode.


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Gearing Up for NASPA’s Strategies Conference

We always look forward to this time of year as we continue our partnership with NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, and help to cosponsor its annual Strategies Conference.


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Supporting Prevention and Recovery Efforts Calls for a Multifaceted Approach

Leah Pylate, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Certified Health Education Specialist, Mississippi State University


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Persistence in Prevention

CAPT Jeffrey Coady, Psy.D., Acting Director of Center for Substance Abuse Prevention at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration



Including Hazing Prevention in Substance Misuse Prevention Efforts

Although hazing has existed for hundreds of years, hazing researcher Hank Nuwer documented that “There wasn't a single [hazing] death from alcohol before 1940. Now, it's one of the most major.” Since January 2000, 100 individuals have lost their lives due to hazing activities in the U.S. Of those, 59 were related to substance use, most frequently, alcohol.


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Relying on Key Tenets in Prevention

This past year, we navigated unprecedented challenges. We shifted programming online. We were pushed to be more creative and flexible.