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Hearts, candy, flowers. We buy, give, and receive all these things this month. For Valentine’s Day, we tell those around us how much we love and appreciate them. How often do we tell ourselves...

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day 2023

October Newsletter

Submitted by: Olivia Conroy, RA, UC intern

Every year on October 10th, we come together to observe World Mental Health Day. This is a day dedicated t...

After two years into the pandemic, we see now more than ever the impact COVID-19 has had on alcohol use in the United States. This is not only evident by the overall increase in consumption, but most ...

DORA cup with yellow beverage

Jennifer Benson, BA, OCPC, ICPS

OCAM Coach

When you hear this phrase, what do you think about?  Do you think about the cartoon character who uses a map, her knowledge of the Spanish language, and he...

Prevention and Promotion graph

Written by: Jayla Lee BS, RA

Program Coordinator at PreventionFIRST! 

Young Prevention Professional Member


Prevention and Treatment are terms that can often be overlapped with each other. It is ...

Sustainability and Cultural Competence graph


February 2nd, 2023

Submitted by: Jim Posey CHES, OCPSA

Young Prevention Professional Project member

When trying to implement prevention, there are many aspects you will need to know about the co...

Ryley Jones BS, CHES, OCPS

Young Prevention Professionals Project member

Hash oil, also known as “dabs” is a product created by extracting THC from the marijuana plant.  THC stands for, tetrahydroca...

Utilizing the THRIVE Model

Submitted by: Andrea Hoff

OCAM Coach

Oftentimes, when people think about trauma, they think about a single person who has undergone some hardship: a soldier coming back f...

Ryley Jones BS, OCPS, CHES

Young Prevention Professionals Project member

In February of 2022, SAMHSA announced a funding opportunity for public and private non-profit entities, called SPF Rx. SPF Rx...

Better Drinking Culture on College Campuses

Written By: Ryley Jones, BS, OCPSA

Young Prevention Professionals Project Member

We have all seen one of those movies that glorifies “the college experie...

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