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1 Collegiate Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Conference August 8-9, 2012 The Blackwell Inn & Conference Center The Ohio State University Resources You Can Use From the National Council on Patient Information and Education Taking Action to Prevent & Address Prescription Drug Abuse: A Resource Kit for America's College Campuses This comprehensive, free resource kit is designed to help inform and mobilize college campuses to raise awareness about and address the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs. The materials in the kit are designed to engage and equip peer educators and student leaders with timely and practical information, resources and student-driven programming ideas to educate their peers about prescription drug abuse prevention and treatment. Many of the activities use existing channels (for example, student health services, freshmen year experience) to help student leaders easily work in messages about the dangers of prescription drug abuse, especially when used along with other substances like alcohol. Maximizing Your Role as a Teen Influencer: What You Can Do To Help Prevent Teen Prescription Drug Abuse This free, downloadable turn-key workshop is designed to educate and equip teen influencers - parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches, community and school-based healthcare providers and others - with credible information addressing the growing problem of prescription drug abuse by teens and effective strategies to take action to help prevent it. Key elements of the "Teen Influencer" program include: a 35-slide set (with speaker's notes) PowerPoint presentation; comprehensive Presenters Guide with a diverse and tailored series of downloadable participant handouts; downloadable brochure targeting those active within the school setting, including school administrators guidance counselors, teachers, coaches, school nurses, and school resource officers; downloadable brochure targeting community-based healthcare professionals - including prescribers and pharmacists; participant and Presenter Evaluation forms. Recovery Opens Doors: An Online Resource for Young People in Recovery Coming by August 30, 2012 at An interactive web platform designed by and for young people in recovery, ages 17-25, many of whom are directly involved in on-campus recovery programs. The site includes over a dozen personal video vignettes of young people in recovery giving voice to a full range of recovery-oriented issues, personal learnings, and suggestions for finding your own voice in recovery. Recovery Opens Doors features six doorways/portals to the following topical areas: LEARN THE FACTS; FIND YOUR VOICE; SPEAK FOR CHANGE; PASS IT ON; TOOLS YOU CAN USE AND THEN SOME; and GET HELP. Each 1

2 Doorway comes complete with its own video Users Guide as well. Will include a mobile site for ease of access on smart phones and tablets. Support for development of Recovery Opens Doors was provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). From The N.O.P.E. Task Force NOPE Task Force: Sometimes you Never Sleep it Off College Campaign NOPE Task Force is a 501-c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the frequency and impact of drug overdose through community education, family support and purposeful advocacy. Sometimes you Never Sleep it Off is a contemporary student program that aims to raise awareness among all members of a campus community. The content focuses on actual and significant risks associated with combining any and all commonly abused drugs. The presentation includes overdose intervention/ prevention strategies and is intentionally tailored to include information about each university's unique efforts to mitigate the negative impact of alcohol and drug use on campus. From The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and Cardinal Health Foundation Generation Rx University: Collegiate Prescription Drug Abuse prevention Resources Prepared by College Students for College Students and The Generation Rx Initiative at the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, in partnership with the Cardinal Health Foundation, provides medication safety and prescription drug abuse prevention resources for schools, colleges and communities. The goal of the Generation Rx Initiative is to enhance the public's understanding of medication safety issues in general, and those relating to prescription drug abuse in particular. Their website includes links to various external resources, as well as materials developed at the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. A new collegiate prescription drug abuse prevention toolkit includes all materials needed for five skit- and discussion-based workshops (presentation resources, talking points, facilitator s notes, handouts, evaluation instruments). Others are encouraged to use any of these materials that may be helpful. They are also interested in partnering with other groups to enhance medication safety and prescription drug abuse prevention. The Generation Rx University toolkit provides ready-to-use discussion- and skit-based programming to educate college students about the dangers of 2

3 prescription drug abuse. Free presentation materials, facilitator s notes, handouts, visuals, and evaluation instruments can be downloaded from our websites. From Drug Free Action Alliance Drug Free Action Alliance is a statewide 501 C3 nonprofit serving colleges and communities by leading the way to promote healthy lives through the prevention of substance abuse and its related problems. On this website, one will find information on prevention strategies and resources for campus and community leaders. The website also features Drug Free Action Alliances position papers on Marijuana as Medicine and the Minimum Legal Drinking Age. From The BACCHUS Network BACCHUS Network, a 501 C3 non-profit organization, actively promotes student, campus and community-wide leadership on healthy and safe lifestyle decisions through peer-to-peer education and leadership. The BACCHUS philosophy is that students can play a uniquely effective role unmatched by professional educators in encouraging their peers to consider, talk honestly about and develop responsible habits and attitudes toward health and safety issues. BACCHUS and its member campuses believe in creating healthy and safe campus environments. Education outreach efforts vary across campuses and focus on a variety of health and safety topics ranging from alcohol abuse, impaired driving, tobacco, sexual health, drugs, mental health, fitness and nutrition. BACCHUS supports peer educators focusing on health and safety issues and the advisors who work with them. BACCHUS hosts a national leadership conference each November and 12 regional conferences during February April. BACCHUS staff can provide on-site training for Certified Peer Education, Screening and Brief Intervention, Tobacco Control, and Bystander Intervention. 3

4 BACCHUS affiliates receive 4 health promotion campaigns, discounts on conferences/webinars/trainings and discounts on educational materials purchased at From Villanova University s Office of Health Promotion Rx for Prevention: Non-Medical Prescription Drug Use Toolkit for Health Promotion (click the "Toolkit" link on the right-hand side) This comprehensive toolkit was created by Stacy Andes, Ed.D., for collegiate health promotion professionals to address the growing issue of non-medical prescription drug use with primary, secondary, and tertiary strategies. It includes a PowerPoint template with data and discussion questions, templates for three unique discussion-based programs, handouts, and survey questions. From the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services, Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, Cardinal Health, and the Governor s Cabinet Opiate Action Team Don t Get Me Started The Don t Get Me Started campaign features stories from real Ohioans whose lives have been significantly impacted by prescription drug addiction. These stories are available for viewing on the web site. The web site also offers in-depth information and research to illustrate the problem of opiate addiction. For those who need addiction treatment or have a loved one who needs help, an interactive map of Ohio links the viewer to Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Boards in each county. The National Treatment Locater is another link to help highlighted on the site. 4

5 From The National Institute on Drug Abuse National Institute on Drug Abuse: Easy-to-Read Drug Facts This versatile website appeals to those of any age and educational background. It features easy-to-read facts about prescription drug abuse for the average person as well as various publications for educators and teachers. It includes specific drug facts about prescription and OTC abuse, health effects of certain drugs, effects of drug abuse, and prevention and treatment. The publications that are available are assembled into easy to find categories such as type of audience, drugs of abuse, and other drug topics. AWARxE: Get Informed See: From the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Illegal prescription drugs were deadly for Justin Pearson -- Justin Pearson, a resident of St Cloud, MN, died tragically at age 24 because of a prescription drug overdose. Justin died on December 25, 2006, after taking a mixture of prescription drugs which he ordered from an illegal website. Websites like these are illegal and sell prescription drugs without requiring legitimate prescriptions. In Justin s case, he was able to easily order drugs from an illegal Web site and the drugs were mailed to him. Taking the drugs without a doctor s prescription and mixing high doses of different prescription drugs led to Justin s death. Justin Pearson s story was the inspiration for the AWARxE campaign. AWARERX.ORG is an information source providing authoritative resources about medication safety, prescription drug abuse, medication disposal, and safely buying medications on the Internet. From the Office of National Drug Control Policy, The White House National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign See: The youth-targeted Above the Influence campaign balances broad prevention messaging at the national level with targeted efforts at the local community level. The Above the Influence brand remains one of the most widely recognized youth brands in the country and continues to strengthen teen anti-drug beliefs. 5

6 State and Local Information See: View this map for information on what s happening in your state, including finding out about prescription drug and drugged-driving activities, and finding regional and community grantees. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator Provides a searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs, and shows facility locations. This searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs shows the location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems. The Locator includes more than 11,000 addiction treatment programs, including residential treatment centers, outpatient treatment programs, and hospital inpatient programs for drug addiction and alcoholism. Listings include treatment programs for marijuana, cocaine, and heroin addiction, as well as drug and alcohol treatment programs for adolescents and adults. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center Locator See: More than 150 crisis centers currently participate in the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. Each center receives calls from designated areas of the country, creating a nationwide coverage area. Calls to TALK are routed to the closest available crisis center. From the Consumer Healthcare Products Association Stop Medicine Abuse See: StopMedicineAbuse.org was created by the leading makers of OTC cough medicines and their trade association, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA). CHPA and its members are involved in a multi-pronged effort to curb the abuse of over-the-counter cough medicines containing dextromethorphan with the help of a host of partners, including the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, and D.A.R.E. America. 6

7 From the U.S. Department of Education, Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention Preventing Other Drug Use on Campus See: While alcohol is the drug of choice on most college campuses, the use of drugs other than alcohol is also a serious concern. According to Monitoring the Future (MTF) research, college students typically use drugs other than alcohol less than their noncollege-attending peers. The term other drug use refers to any drug besides alcohol. The illicit drugs most frequently used by college students include marijuana, hallucinogens, narcotics, and amphetamines. Safe Lanes on Campus: A Guide for Preventing Impaired Driving and Underage Drinking See: This publication describes a variety of prevention strategies that campus and community prevention coalitions can consider as they develop a strategic plan for combating underage drinking and DUI, with a particular emphasis on creating environmental change. With this publication, prevention planners can develop and implement strategies appropriate to their campus and community, based on an assessment of the environmental factors that encourage alcohol problems among local students and on the scientific evidence of what works. From the Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research University of Michigan Monitoring the Future A Continuing Study of American Youth See: An ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults. Each year, a total of approximately 50,000 8th, 10th and 12th grade students are surveyed (12th graders since 1975, and 8th and 10th graders since 1991). In addition, annual followup questionnaires are mailed to a sample of each graduating class for a number of years after their initial participation. 7

8 From the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month (October) See: Help raise awareness about the dangers of prescription (Rx) drug abuse and over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine abuse by taking part in National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month, observed annually in October. This program urges communities to educate parents and youth about the potential dangers associated with prescription and OTC medicine abuse and to hold educational events throughout the month of October to spur discussions in the community. Rx Abuse Prevention Toolkit: From Awareness to Action See: This toolkit provides the facts, approaches, strategies and messages that coalitions can use to move communities beyond that first stage of awareness into action. The toolkit provides strategies that coalitions can use for each of seven steps to achieve community change. In addition, the toolkit includes templates, such as sample news releases and op-eds; and step-by-step guidance on how to hold a prescription drug take back program and educational events. The toolkit also contains an Rx Abuse Fact Book that provides all of the key facts and statistics on prescription drug abuse. Proper Disposal of Unused Medicine From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the American Pharmacists Association, and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America SMARTRxDISPOSAL See: The SMAR X T DISPOSAL campaign educates consumers about how to dispose of medicines in a safe and environmentally protective manner. 8

9 From the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know cine/safedisposalofmedicines/ucm htm Medicines play an important role in treating many conditions and diseases, but when they are no longer needed it s important to dispose of them properly to avoid harm to others. This website provides disposal options and special disposal instructions to be considered when throwing out expired, unwanted, or unused medicines. 9

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