On-demand Webinars

May 2, 2024

Preventing Drug Use Among College Students: Three Important Takeaways on Current Trends, The Dangers of Fake Pills, and The Importance of Strategic Planning


Higher Education


PreventionSafetyStudent Training

The Strategic Prevention Framework is a widely used planning process to guide the selection, implementation, and evaluation of effective, culturally appropriate, and sustainable prevention activities.

This session will feature an overview of current drug use rates among college students; the dangers of fake pills and illicit fentanyl; DEA’s One Pill Can Kill campaign; an overview of DEA’s revised Prevention with Purpose: A Strategic Planning Guide for Preventing Drug Misuse Among College Students; and resources from DEA to support your prevention efforts.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand the current scope of drug use and misuse among college students.
  • Learn about access and availability of fake pills and illicit fentanyl.
  • Learn the importance of strategic planning in preventing drug misuse among college students.

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Rich Lucey

Rich Lucey

Senior Prevention Program Manager, Drug Enforcement Administration

Rich Lucey has more than three decades of experience at the state and federal government levels working to prevent alcohol and drug use and misuse among youth and young adults, especially college students. He currently serves as a senior prevention program manager in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section. Rich plans and executes educational and public information programs, evaluates program goals and outcomes, and serves as an advisor to the Section Chief and other DEA officials on drug misuse prevention and education programs. Rich formerly served as special assistant to the director for the federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, and worked as an education program specialist in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools.

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