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Views From the Field


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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.


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College Recovery Program for Young Adults in the Age of COVID

Our College Recovery Program supports our young adult clients seeking to attend college for the very first time or who have returned to college post a medical leave following a treatment episode.


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Gearing Up for NASPA’s Strategies Conference

We always look forward to this time of year as we continue our partnership with NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, and help to cosponsor its annual Strategies Conference.


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Supporting Prevention and Recovery Efforts Calls for a Multifaceted Approach

Leah Pylate, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Certified Health Education Specialist, Mississippi State University


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Persistence in Prevention

CAPT Jeffrey Coady, Psy.D., Acting Director of Center for Substance Abuse Prevention at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration



Including Hazing Prevention in Substance Misuse Prevention Efforts

Although hazing has existed for hundreds of years, hazing researcher Hank Nuwer documented that “There wasn't a single [hazing] death from alcohol before 1940. Now, it's one of the most major.” Since January 2000, 100 individuals have lost their lives due to hazing activities in the U.S. Of those, 59 were related to substance use, most frequently, alcohol.


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Relying on Key Tenets in Prevention

This past year, we navigated unprecedented challenges. We shifted programming online. We were pushed to be more creative and flexible.


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Substance Misuse Prevention in the Pandemic: Lessons Learned

The COVID-19 pandemic is the public health crisis of this century. In a sense we are all riding the same storm, but in different boats.


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Reflections from the American College Health Association’s Immediate Past-President

Katrin Wesner-Harts, Ed.D., Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington


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For the Culture: The Role of Family, Faith, and Cultural Competence in Prevention at HBCUs in Louisiana

One thing that remains consistent, not only in our statewide data but also in national research, is that Black students at HBCUs tend to use substances less, particularly alcohol.