Prevention Profiles: Take Five

Prevention Profiles: Take Five

Rich Lucey, a prevention program manager at the Drug Enforcement Administration's Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section interviews people at the federal, national, state and local levels about current and emerging drug abuse issues among college students. The interviews center around five questions.

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October 12, 2021 46 min
Bethany Mauch, from the North Dakota State College of Science, and Dr. Whitney O'Regan, from the University of Miami, are our guests for this month's podcast. Last year, both schools shared the first place prize in the annual Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest. During the interview, Bethany and Whitney discuss their experience entering the contest, how they got students involved, the responses from their campuses afte...
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Dr. John Schulenberg, Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Michigan and principal investigator of the National Monitoring the Future Study, is our guest for this month's podcast. During the interview, John talks about some new findings in latest MTF data, the rise in marijuana use among college-aged adults, and his advice for college prevention professionals.
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Dr. Jason Kilmer, who is the Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, joins us for this month's episode. During this, his third appearance on the podcast, he discusses the impact of local marijuana legalization on his campus, explains why talking about prevention "fails" is important, gives words of encouragement to other prevention professionals, and ...
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Dr. Katrin Wesner-Harts who heads the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Abrons Student Health Center joins us again for this month's podcast. During this episode, Katrin talks about the importance of properly engaging with students as they return to campus in the fall, the biggest impacts the pandemic has had on prevention efforts, and much more.
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Dave Closson, who serves as Director of the Mid-America Prevention Technology Transfer Center, returns as a guest for this month's podcast episode. During the interview Dave, a military veteran, talks about what campus prevention professionals need to be mindful of when working with students who have recently returned from a deployment, online resources for veterans, and gives advice about collaborating with law enforcement.
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Cheri Oz, Special Agent in Charge of DEA's Phoenix Field Division, is our guest for this podcast episode. During the interview, Cheri discusses the nation's biggest drug threat (fentanyl), her division's community-based prevention efforts through Operation Engage, and sends an important message to college students.
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Deb Augustine, National Program Manager for DEA's Victim Witness Assistance Program, is our guest for this month's podcast. During the episode, Deb discusses resources available for crime victims, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (which is April), the drugs often used in drug-facilitated sexual assault, and much more.
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Rick Birt, President and CEO of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), is our guest for this podcast. During the episode, Rick talks about how SADD evolved to focus on college students, provides background on his organization’s report on impaired driving among college students, the impact the pandemic has had on SADD's campus efforts, and much more.
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Dr. Eric Davidson, Interim Director for Health and Counseling Services at Eastern Illinois University, is our guest for this month's podcast episode. During his second visit to the podcast, Eric discusses how biennial reviews can help campus programs, the similarities between substance use prevention and COVID prevention, the benefits and challenges of being involved in a statewide initiative, and more.
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This episode of Prevention Profiles: Take Five kicks off our fourth season in a special way. We’ve invited five previous guests to come back on the show, listen to one of the questions we asked them in their initial interview, and then reflect on how that response may have changed over the past two or three years. Each of them also identifies a call to action for professionals working to prevent drug misuse among college students.
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Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, returns as a guest to our podcast on this episode of Prevention Profiles: Take Five. During her interview, she talks about the increase in marijuana use among young people, college students and stimulant misuse, and the rise of substance misuse during the pandemic.
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Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier is our guest for this month's podcast episode. Camille is currently pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University. During the interview, she talks about her drug misuse prevention advocacy and her social impact initiative, Mind Your Meds: Drug Safety and Abuse Prevention from Pediatrics to Geriatrics; the importance of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day; and shares a...
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Dr. Allison Smith, Senior Program Administrator at the Louisiana Board of Regents, is our guest for this episode of Prevention Profiles: Take Five. During her interview, Allison talks about the effect of natural disasters on Louisiana campuses, discusses whether COVID has affected college substance misuse rates in the state, highlights a couple of top collegiate recovery programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and...
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Dr. Tracy Flinn, who serves as the Senior Research Analyst with the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, is our guest for this month's episode of Prevention Profiles: Take Five. During the interview, Tracy discusses changes in campus substance use prevention over the years, how states view drug misuse prevention on college campuses, and her advice for campus prevention professionals.
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Frances (Fran) Harding, who served as the Director of SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention for 11 years, joins us for this episode of Prevention Profiles: Take Five. During this, her second appearance on the podcast, Fran discusses her experience working on a college campus as a prevention professional early in her career, the challenges she faced trying to build a connection between law enforcement and prevention, an...
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Sarah Mariani, who serves as President of the National Prevention Network, is our guest for this month's episode. During the interview, Sarah discusses the impact that marijuana legalization has had on Washington State's colleges and universities, her advice for campus-based prevention professionals struggling to collaborate with state agencies, what prevention issues keep her up at night, and more.
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Dr. Kim Dash, a Senior Research Scientist at the Education Development Center, is our guest for this month's podcast. During the interview, Kim talks about her team's involvement with the new DEA publication, Prevention with Purpose: A Strategic Planning Guide for Preventing Drug Misuse Among College Students. She also discusses the Strategic Prevention Framework -- why it helps colleges and universities and which steps peo...
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Dr. Michael McNeil, Chief of Administration for Columbia Health at New York's Columbia University, is our guest for this month's episode of "Prevention Profiles: Take Five." During the interview, Michael talks about the differences in how he viewed drug misuse prevention as a student versus now as a professional in the field; some of the top drug-related questions on "Go Ask Alice" (the school's popular...
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Dr. Kevin Kruger, president and CEO of NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, is our guest for this month's podcast. During the interview, Kevin talks about many topics including: NASPA's role in drug misuse prevention research, how Student Affairs administrators' focus on campus drug misuse has changed over the years, the unique challenges that graduate students face, and more.
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Boston University School of Public Health graduate student September Johnson is our guest this episode. During the podcast, September talks about why it's important to involve students in campus prevention efforts, the best ways staff can engage students, and much more.
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