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This collection of free webinars is focused on issues surrounding drug misuse prevention.

Communities Talk About: Young Adult Leadership in Addressing Intersectionality to Advance Prevention

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration launched a brand new virtual learning series, which is now available for on-demand viewing. This virtual session explored the importance of prevention strategies within the context of the intersectional and lived experiences of youth/young adults and how young adult leaders can drive the success of those strategies. Watch.


Watch: Red Ribbon Rally Panel Discussion

Prior to the 2019 Red Ribbon Rally, Rich Lucey, a Senior Prevention Program Manager in DEA’s Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section, hosted a panel discussion with three people from different perspectives -- a parent leader, a college student, and a high school student. Watch.


Drug Misuse Prevention in Higher Education: 7 Keys to Success

Watch Rich Lucey, Senior Prevention Program Manager in DEA’s Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section, discuss important ways colleges and universities can implement successful drug misuse prevention programs on their campuses. Watch.


Experiences in Effective Prevention: Past, Present, and Future

Richard Lucey Jr., a Senior Prevention Program Manager in the Drug Enforcement Administration's Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section, gave a presentation at the Nebraska Collegiate Consortium titled, "Experiences in Effective Prevention: Past, Present, and Future." Watch below:


Improving the Language & Coverage of Addiction

This webinar, sponsored by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, offers guidance on how the media can accurately and fairly cover addiction through language, point-of-view, and style. 


A New Look at Old and Not So Old Drugs: A 2018 Update on Cocaine

Moderated by Mark Gold, MD

With cocaine on the comeback trail, watch four international researchers as they provide updates on this re-emerging issue.

  • Leah Bloomenstein, DEA (Domestic Intel)
    "Current Intelligence on Cocaine"
  • Jean Lud Cadet, MD, National Institute on Drug Abuse  
    "Cocaine Changes the Brain and Damages It"
  • Tom Kosten, MD, Baylor College of Medicine
     "Treatment for Cocaine OD or Addictions?"


DEA Museum Lecture Series

A New Look at Old and Not So Old Drugs: A 2017 Update on Marijuana Research

Marijuana is in the news for both the state-level legalization efforts, and research on its effects on the body and brain. Please check out this panel discussion featuring four renowned international researchers provide updates on these issues.

  • Bertha Madras, Ph.D. Professor Harvard Medical School & former Deputy Director for Demand Reduction, ONDCP
    “Marijuana’s risks for the adolescent brain and development”

  • Arpana Agrawal, Ph.D., Psychiatric Genetics Consortium & Associate Professor, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis
    “Marijuana exposure in young people increases risks of schizophrenia, depression & anhedonia”

  • Adriaan Bruijnzeel, Ph.D., Associate Professor UFBI
    “Original brain studies prove second hand Marijuana, like tobacco smoke, is addicting”

  • Robert DuPont, M.D., Founding Director, NIDA and former Drug Czar
    “Second hand effects of Marijuana smoke in life”

Legalization of Marijuana: Challenges Facing College Campuses

The National Center for Campus Public Safety hosted a webinar discussing the legalization of marijuana and the challenges facing college campuses with Ryan Snow, M.Ed., a police officer for the University of Illinois Police Department and founder and lead instructor with Prevention Leaders, Inc.

Strengthening Campus and Community Collaboration to Address Student Health and Safety

The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students, hosted a webinar to discuss collaborative efforts by the Town of Amherst, Massachusetts and UMass Amherst. This collaboration strives to maintain a safe and livable environment in off-campus neighborhoods and sustain a focus on the health and safety of students.