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Dr. Erica Phillips

Pot & Pills: Weeding Through the College Prescription Drug Study to Inform Practice

November 12, 2019

 

Erica Phillips Regan, PhD of the Ohio State University, Rachel M. Alvarez, MPH of Sacramento State, Mandy Colbert, LMSW, MPH of the University of Texas at Austin and Janci Addison of the University of Texas at Austin will discuss some of their key findings from the College Prescription Drug Study and how to use that data to inform programming across the substance misuse continuum.

Attendees of this webinar will:

  1. Participants will have a general understanding of the College Prescription Drug Study and some of its key findings.
  2. Participants will learn about the University of Texas at Austin’s health communication strategy and initiatives to reduce prescription drug misuse among students.
  3. Participants will learn about the programs that Student Health & Counseling Services (SHCS) at Sacramento State has for cannabis, in light of the recent state-wide legalization.
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Dr. Anne McDaniel
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Dr. Erica Phillips
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Nicki Adams
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Blake Marble

Key Findings from the 2018 College Prescription Drug Study

February 20, 2018

 

Learn more about the findings from the multi-institutional College Prescription Drug Study and how to use that data to inform programming across the substance misuse continuum.

Attendees of this webinar will:
1. Gain a better understanding about the frequency of misuse of prescription drugs on college campuses as well as access, reasons for misuse and consequences of misuse
2. Learn about successful approaches to using the data on prescription drug misuse to inform programming, prevention and recovery efforts for students
3. Understand current best practices and strategies to implement prescription drug misuse prevention strategies

Molly Downing, Ph.D.
Molly Downing, Ph.D.

Generation Rx University: Tools for Preventing Prescription Drug Misuse on College Campuses

April 18, 2017

 

Generation Rx has recently launched updated resources to promote safe medication practices on campus. Join Dr. Molly Downing, lead author, as she shares the resources available through Generation Rx University and strategies for implementation.

Attendees of this webinar will:
1. Identify the Generation Rx University educational resources available to educate college students about medication safety and prescription drug misuse prevention.
2. Discuss the main educational messages emphasized in the Generation Rx University resources.
3. Explain how to utilize the Generation Rx University resources, including best practices for delivery and participant engagement

Molly Downing, Ph.D.
Molly Downing, Ph.D.

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.

Molly Downing, Ph.D.
Molly Downing, Ph.D.

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.

Dr. Lane Wallace

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.

Amelia Arria, PhD

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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