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Addressing Opioid Misuse on Campus: Policy, Treatment, and Recovery

February 21st, 2017

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize how college policies can impact the ability to address opioid use
  2. Understand federal laws around communication with families in face of illicit substance misuse
  3. Understand steps colleges can take to help protect their students from opioid overdose
  4. Describe the benefits of using medication to assist in treatment of opioid addiction
  5. Discuss how 2 different medications are used in the treatment of opioid addiction
  6. Identify criticisms or problems associated with medication assisted treatment
  7. Understand the needs and challenges of being in recovery on a college campus
  8. Describe what collegiate recovery programs are and the benefits of them
  9. Summarize ways to get involved with collegiate recovery on your campus

The Dangers of Mixing Alcohol and Prescription Drugs

December 27th, 2016

This webinar will provide an overview of the dangers of mixing alcohol with prescription drugs, including a discussion of the science, prevalence, and misperceptions surrounding this risky behavior. The webinar will conclude with harm reduction strategies and prevention resources to address this problem on college campuses.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1: Discuss the scope of alcohol and other drug misuse by college students.
2: Explain how alcohol and commonly misused prescription drugs work in the body to produce their range of drug effects.
3: Summarize the dangerous effects from mixing alcohol with prescription drugs, coupled with debunking common misperceptions surrounding this behavior.
4: Identify harm reduction strategies and prevention resources to address the dangers of mixing alcohol with prescription drugs among college students.

Environmental Prevention 101

October 17th, 2016

College students don’t live in a bubble, even those that reside on campus. They may live, work, and play within the community. With alcohol use a top public health issue among college students, the negative consequences can also impact campuses. Campuses and communities can and should work together to implement environmental prevention strategies to reduce high-risk drinking.

This webinar gives an overview of the benefits of environmental prevention, examples of effective strategies, and how environmental prevention can make the most impact with limited resources. Health promotion and wellness professionals that are new to alcohol and drug prevention, mental health counselors, law enforcement, and campus/community coalition members would all be better able to advocate for and implement evidence-based environmental prevention strategies after this webinar.

Learning objectives include:
1: Participants will be able to define what environmental prevention is and understand the research behind it
2: Participants will be able to identify evidence-based environmental prevention strategies
3: Participants will be able to identify resources that identify and support environmental prevention.

ScreenU Webinar

July 18th, 2016

Kristin Dahlquist and Cindy Clouner explain the ScreenU program and how it can help with prevention and recovery on your campus! Visit https://screenu.org for more information!

ScreenU utilizes a brief screening process that is designed to identify students along the continuum of use from misuse to dependency. Students who indicate no misuse of alcohol, marijuana, or prescription drugs receive positive reinforcement of their choices. If the online screening indicates problematic use, the tool will provide students with feedback specific to their behavior and risk level.

THC Concentrates: The Changing Face of Cannabis Culture ft. Officer Ryan Snow

June 3rd, 2016

This webinar will educate participants on how commonly misused prescription drugs work in the brain to produce euphoria, dependency, and addiction—and how their absence may cause withdrawal. We will identify factors that increase a drug’s addiction potential, including a drug’s formulation and route of administration. Lastly, we’ll conclude by discussing the current approaches to treat opioid addiction or to rescue an opioid overdose.

Beyond the Basics: Pharmacology of Commonly Misused Prescription Drugs ft. Dr. Molly Downing

April 26th, 2016

This webinar will help participants describe how opioid pain medications, sedatives, and stimulants cause their effects in the body, understand why misusers extract medicines from capsules and/or tablets, and appreciate why some people become addicted to these substances and others do not.

Basic Pharmacology of Commonly Misused Prescription Drugs ft. Dr. Lane Wallace

December 9th, 2015

This webinar will help participants describe how opioid pain medications, sedatives, and stimulants cause their effects in the body, understand why misusers extract medicines from capsules and/or tablets, and appreciate why some people become addicted to these substances and others do not.

Sustaining Addiction Recovery Among College Students ft. Dr. John Kelly

September 23rd, 2015

This webinar will help participants understand the specific significance of the life-stage of young adulthood as a major factor in addiction and recovery, describe three ways collegiate recovery programs can reduce risk and enhance the likelihood of recovery, and briefly summarize the scientific evidence on factors that can help sustain young adult college students in recovery.

Nonmedical Use of Prescription Stimulants: What Colleges Need to Know ft. Amelia Arria, PhD

September 23rd, 2015

After watching this webinar, the attentive participant will be able to define nonmedical use of prescription stimulants and reasons for this behavior among college students and describe the incidence of nonmedical use of prescription stimulants among adolescents and college students. We will also discuss the most common sources of these medications for nonmedical use, identify characteristics or behaviors associated with students who use prescription stimulants nonmedically, bust common myths relating to the nonmedical use of prescription stimulants, and discuss practice implications for nonmedical prescription stimulant use on college campuses.

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