Webinars

Previous Webinars by Dr. Lange:

Late Night Programming: An Exploration of Aztec Nights for the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery. March 4th, 2015

In this webinar, participants will learn the importance of alternative events as an environmental approach to alcohol misuse prevention on campuses. Dr. Lange will explore the impact of the first six weeks of the academic school year to drinking and alcohol-related problems. The participants will leave with an understanding of San Diego State's "Aztec Nights" program, planning process, funding requirements and strategies, and how to implement similar programs on their campuses.

Dr. Lange has conducted several Webinars. These include the following:

Marijuana Prevention on College Campuses in a Changing Environment for the Illinois Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Other Drug, and Violence Prevention.

This talk focused on recent research on the prevalence and consequences of marijuana use on college campuses. Dr. Lange is a leading expert on the challenges marijuana-law liberalization poses to public health and prevention programming. Data he’s gathered and recent published sources informed a discussion focusing on prevention, intervention, and policy implications for college campuses. Problems beyond simple use werediscussed including impaired driving, dependence and school failure.

Creating a Campus Based Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Program for the Prairielands Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network.

Marijuana Prevention on College Campuses in a Changing Environment for the U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention.

Marijuana remains the most commonly used illicit drug among college students. The co-morbid use of marijuana and alcohol (the most common drug of abuse) among college students is a high-risk factor for multiple acute and chronic problems, including drugged driving, academic failure, mental health problems, and substance abuse disorders. At a time when we know very little about effective approaches to prevent marijuana use and its attendant problems, marijuana laws have been degraded in numerous states through voter-approved medical marijuana laws. Although federal law still prohibits marijuana use, there is a trend toward liberalization of marijuana laws. This situation presents some important challenges to college prevention professionals.

Prescription, Designer and other 'Legal' Drugs and their Effect on Student Health and Campus Life for the Association of College and University Housing Officers - International.

The desire to get high does not always lead students to alcohol or illicit drugs. More and more students are turning to prescription medicines, herbal concoctions, and designer drugs that skirt gray areas of control. Campus policies may, or may not, be nimble enough to catch all of these emerging trends. Understanding what the substances are, their effects, and why students use them are the first steps to addressing the problems they may pose on campus. This webinar will introduce participants to some of the drugs of recent concern. It will cover prevalence data on prescription drug abuse, legal substances such as Salvia divinorum and “Bath Salts”, and other less control drugs such as “K2” and “Spice.” The presentation will include examples of how universities are addressing these emerging drug concerns.

Creating a Campus-Based Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Program for the U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention.

Prescription drug abuse among college students is a growing concern for campus alcohol and other drug prevention practitioners. This Webinar will review data—both national and from two college campuses—on prescription drug abuse rates among college students. The current state of research on prescription drug abuse prevention efforts will be reviewed, followed by a discussion of the possible steps for developing and adapting pieces of a science-based, comprehensive approach to addressing student prescription drug abuse.

Dr. James Lange, San Diego State University (SDSU), will briefly discuss national and SDSU student prescription drug abuse data and describe the effects of one policy change regarding SDSU’s health center. Further, Dr. Lange will point out other programmatic activities designed to address binge drinking that may be demonstrating some ancillary effect on student prescription drug abuse.

Christina Athas and Constance Boehm, The Ohio State University (OSU), will discuss OSU student prescription drug abuse data and current and planned prevention strategies. They will focus on the process for campuses to use local student data to guide prevention efforts.