Prevention with Purpose: The Importance of Strategic Planning in Preventing Drug Misuse among College Students

Prevention with Purpose: The Importance of Strategic Planning in Preventing Drug Misuse among College Students  


Webinar Description

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the college years are a time when students may experiment with drugs for the first time. This is why college is the ideal setting for innovative, campus-wide programming aimed at preventing and reducing drug use among college students. This session will include an overview of current drug use rates among college students; the DEA’s updated strategic planning guide for preventing drug misuse among college students; successes and challenges experienced by colleges and universities applying the Strategic Prevention Framework to their efforts; seven keys to a successful prevention program; and DEA's resources for professionals working to prevent drug misuse among college students.

Webinar Objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss DEA's updated strategic planning guide to preventing drug misuse among college students
  • Examine campus successes and challenges in applying the Strategic Prevention Framework to preventing drug use and misuse among college students
  • Find DEA’s resources for professionals working to prevent drug misuse among college students



HHS Region 9: Community, tribal, jurisdiction, and state-level substance misuse prevention practitioners and allied health partners located in the Pacific Southwest region, including American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau. 




Rich LuceyRich 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.





Erin FlickerErin Ficker, MPAff, CPRS, is an expert in substance misuse prevention, an accomplished training and technical assistance (T/TA) provider and a certified senior prevention specialist. She brings extensive expertise in supporting, designing, and delivering engaging professional learning, and providing comprehensive T/TA for states and community level prevention professionals. For over 18 years, she has built the capacity of clients to perform prevention work effectively using the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). She has in-depth knowledge and training experience in the SPF process, including specific work in evaluation, sustainability, assessment, and working with diverse populations.

Erin currently serves as a regional director in SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Technical Assistance Center (SPTAC) working to provide training and technical assistance to SAMHSA state and community grantees across HHS Regions 5 and 8. She also serves as a prevention manager for the Great Lakes Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) providing services to a wide range of prevention and behavioral health specialists.

Erin holds an MPA in Domestic and Social Policy from the University of Texas-Austin and a BA in Sociology from The Evergreen State College. She also holds a certification as a Senior Prevention Specialist through the Illinois Certification Board.


Peggy GliderPeggy Glider, PhD., has recently retired from the University of Arizona where she served as the Coordinator of Evaluation and Research for the Campus Health Service for 30 years. She has served as Principal Investigator, Project Director and/or Evaluator on multiple federal and state research demonstration grants in the alcohol, other drug, violence and mental health arenas within higher education. Dr. Glider and her team worked to increase evaluation capacity within Campus Health as well as with campus partners to ensure appropriate data was collected and utilized to improve programming and services for students. She has also served as the statewide evaluator for the Arizona Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF)-Partnership for Success (PFS) grant. Under this grant, she trained each of the 12 subgrantees across the state in the SPF. She has presented many workshops and presentations at national meetings, focusing on program evaluation, often using the SPF as a guiding tool. Dr. Glider earned three degrees at the University of Arizona: a Doctor of Philosophy, a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.



Date & Times

States and American Samoa
Tuesday, January 23, 2024               Time Zone
04:00 p.m. – 05:30 p.m.                    Arizona 
03:00 p.m. – 04:30 p.m.                    Pacific
01:00 p.m. – 02:30 p.m.                    Hawaii
12:00 p.m. – 01:30 p.m.                    American Samoa

Pacific Jurisdictions
Wednesday, January 24, 2024         Time Zone
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                    Republic of the Marshall Islands 
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                    Pohnpei and Kosrae
09:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                    Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
08:00 a.m. – 09:30 a.m.                    Republic of Palau
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Register for Prevention with Purpose: The Importance of Strategic Planning in Preventing Drug Misuse among College Students


Continuing Education

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.5 hours for this live webinar event.



Please contact Clarissa Lam Yuen ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration. For any other questions, please contact Britany Wiele ([email protected]).

Starts: Jan. 23, 2024 3:00 pm
Ends: Jan. 23, 2024 4:30 pm
Registration Deadline
January 23, 2024
Event Type
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