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DEA wins national award for its website targeting college drug abuse

Friday, June 22, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s website for professionals working to prevent drug abuse among college students has received a Blue Pencil Award of Excellence by the National Association of Government Communicators.

In July 2017, DEA launched www.campusdrugprevention.gov to support drug abuse prevention programs on college campuses. The website was created as a one-stop resource for professionals working to prevent drug abuse among college students, including educators, student health centers, and student affairs personnel. In addition, it serves as a useful tool for college students, parents, and others involved in campus communities.

“Colleges and universities play an important role in preventing drug abuse among their students,” said Acting Administrator Robert W. Patterson. “DEA is honored to be recognized by the NAGC for its efforts to provide higher education professionals who focus on prevention with the information and tools they need to ensure the health and safety of their students.”

CampusDrugPrevention.gov offers valuable information, including data and research, news updates, publications, national and statewide conferences and events, prevention contacts and resources available from DEA and its federal partners. The website also includes a “Help a Friend” resource to educate and prepare for those who plan to talk to their friends or loved ones about drug use concerns.

The NAGC’s Blue Pencil and Gold Screen Awards is an annual international awards program that recognizes superior government communication products and those who produce them.

 


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