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Views From the Field

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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.

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A Seasoned Coalition Leader on Prevention: It’s not just Glory Days

Sally Linowski, Ph.D., CHES; Associate Dean of Students at UMass Amherst