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Views From the Field

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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

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A Call to Action to Intensify Substance Use Prevention

The negative impact of excessive drinking and substance use on one’s physical health is well documented. What is often overlooked is the ways in which substance use can interfere with academic engagement, which sometimes can be subtler, but also very serious.

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Statewide Work Transforms Our College Environments

Over the past seventeen years, I have had the honor of serving as the project director of Missouri Partners in Prevention, my state’s higher education prevention coalition. 

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Sensible Strategies for Promoting Healthy Choices

David S. Anderson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Education and Human Development, George Mason University

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Collegiate Recovery

For most students, a common misperception is that the college experience includes frequent alcohol parties, most college students use marijuana and other illegal drugs, and many use prescription drugs recreationally.