NCPIE Convenes Campus Dialogue on Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Targeting Historically Black Colleges and University Campuses in the DC Area
On March 28 and 29, NCPIE, in collaboration with Howard University, conducted a two-day Campus Dialogue on Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Recovery targeting the region's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), including Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Howard University, Morgan State University, the University of DC and the University of MD Eastern Shore.
The two-day Dialogue enabled students and campus stakeholders working with students the opportunity to discuss the current campus environment relative to substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery and learn about opportunities, strategies and roles for preventing prescription drug abuse and supporting treatment and recovery on campus. Non-student participants represented the following campus areas: admissions, campus judiciary, fraternities/sororities, residential life, student counseling center, administration, campus health centers and campus housing.
Post Campus Dialogue next steps for NCPIE include: 1) preparing a report capturing the Campus Dialogue key learnings and recommendations for action for submission to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which provided support to enable NCPIE to conduct the Campus Dialogue; and 2) coordinating the development of a presentation about the Campus Dialogue at the third annual Generation Rx University Conference for Collegiate Prevention and Recovery. Two Campus Dialogue student participants have been invited to travel to Columbus, OH to participate in the Generation Rx Conference, scheduled for April 5-7, 2014 on the campus of the Ohio State University. NCPIE is represented on the Planning committee for the Generation Rx Conference, sponsored by NCPIE member Ohio State University College of Pharmacy.