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Community Engagement Blog

It takes a community to help you help your kids make safe and healthy decisions. This blog tackles the real, everyday issues our children face concerning drugs and alcohol, authored by law enforcement and other professionals in various roles serving communities just like yours.

December 07, 2011 | by Stephen Peterson 0 Comments

Substance Abuse on Campus: Why Teens Try It

Teen drug abuse, especially among college students who are experiencing newfound independence on campus, is on the rise and often results in negative behavior at school and subpar grades. As the risk perception associated with a certain drug decreases, use of that drug tends to increase. Here at the DEA,... Continue Reading >

CATEGORIES: Alcohol, Uncategorized


October 26, 2011 | by Stephen Peterson 1 Comments

Take Back Day: Dispose of your Unwanted Rx Drugs on October 29, 2011

Prescription (Rx) drugs are being misused and abused at alarming rates across the U.S. and studies show that teen prescription drug abuse starts with easy access in the home.   Stephen Peterson, Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) gives tips to parents about how they can prevent Rx drug... Continue Reading >

CATEGORIES: Drug, Parent, Prevention, Teen


October 11, 2011 | by Stephen Peterson 2 Comments

Red Ribbon Week: The History behind the Largest Drug Prevention Program in the Nation

Stephen Peterson, Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, provides a brief history of Red Ribbon Week, which takes place this year from October 23rd to 31st.  For more information about how you can get involved in local Red Ribbon Week activities, check out Tim Shoemaker's latest blog post.    Red Ribbon Week...

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CATEGORIES: Community, Drug, Prevention