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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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Reflections and the Importance of Unlearning

David Arnold is winding up his tenure as NASPA's assistant vice president of health, safety, and well-being initiatives, having joined the organization in 2014 after 10 years working in college substance misuse prevention. In this month's article, David dissects the root causes of why prevention is so prone to distraction, as well as the factors that should inform a modern approach to the field.


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Don’t Drive High: Recognizing Cannabis as the Next Frontier for Impaired Driving Prevention

James Wilkinson, MA, CAE, is the Chief Executive Officer of the American College Health Association. In this month’s article, he sounds the alarm on the fact that college students who use marijuana are twice as likely as college students who drink alcohol to engage in impaired driving. He also initiates a call to action that we must bring driving under the influence of cannabis to the center of prevention discussions and efforts.



Accessing Grant Funding and Other Resources to Support Our Work: Strategies for Success

Dr. M. Dolores Cimini is Director of the Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research at the University at Albany, SUNY. Dr. Peggy Glider is the Coordinator for Evaluation and Research at the University of Arizona Campus Health Service. In this month's article, they address program sustainability, resource diversification, and 10 keys to grantwriting success.


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The APPLE Model: Substance Misuse Prevention Tailored for College Athletics and the Student-Athlete Experience

Susie Bruce, M.Ed., is Director of both the University of Virginia’s Gordie Center and the NCAA-funded APPLE Training Institutes. In this month's article, Susie outlines the APPLE Model for athletics-specific prevention, featuring seven prevention "slices".


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Training Social Work Students to Engage in Substance Use Prevention Using Immersive Learning

Dane Minnick, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Social Work at Ball State University, and Director of the Ball State Center for Substance Use Research and Community Initiatives. In this month’s article, Dr. Minnick focuses on engaging social work students in substance use prevention using immersive learning.


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Prevention with Purpose: Guiding New Professionals in the Field

Jonah Neville, M.S., CHES, is a Health Promotion Specialist at the University of Florida. In this month's View from the Field, Jonah shares prevention tips such as how to assess factors affecting high-risk students and the tradeoff of “Importance versus Changeability."


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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.


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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.