Fentanyl Laced Heroin Causing Overdoses

By Officer Ryan Snow, D.R.E.

For weeks now I have been trying to spread the word about Fentanyl. If you haven’t heard of it by now, please do your research. While traveling to different states in order to speak and train, I have had the opportunity to speak to many police officers, addiction counselors and college professionals that ask about […]

Compliance Checks

Step One

Collaboration An effective compliance checks operation relies on collaborative relationships between law enforcement, the court system, alcohol retailers and community leaders. Their input and support will lay the important foundation and buy-in necessary for a successful operation. Enforcement is in part an educational effort. The outcomes of enforcement activity serve to teach the public at […]

Introduction to Compliance Checks

Underage drinking is a public health problem that creates significant problems for the police. The combination of education and regular enforcement will improve your community’s efforts to prevent problems associated with underage drinking. Underage drinking costs the United States well over $68 billion. It is also a factor in many serious problems such as suicide, […]

Risk and Protective Factors

Hitting the Mark

Many different factors can influence a student’s substance misuse. Effective prevention focuses on reducing those risk factors and strengthening the protective factors that are closely associated with the problem being addressed. As a prevention professional, you want to identify the factors having the greatest impact on your target population.   Risk factors are often positively […]