Tag: drug education

8
Jan

Just Say Know Drug Education Roundup – December 2019

Welcome to the Just Say Know monthly roundup! Here we will be sharing the latest in drug education and harm reduction each month. Happy New Year! #startmakingplans! Hopefully, you had some time to relax and regroup during the holidays, and are ready to get back in the swing of ending the War on Drugs! First off, don’t forget to weigh
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4
Dec

Just Say Know Drug Education Roundup – November 2019

Welcome to the Just Say Know monthly roundup! Here we will be sharing the latest in drug education and harm reduction each month. Preparing for the Holidays: Mind your mental health and #startmakingplans! The holidays and school break time can be joyful yet challenging for some. If being around family and old friends means having difficult conversations with those whose
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27
Dec

SSDP’s Top 10 Highlights of 2018

Students for Sensible Drug Policy did some amazing things in 2018. Our thoughtful, bright, and impressive young activists made huge strides towards SSDP’s vision of a post-prohibition future where safety, justice, and education are prioritized in drug policy. There’s no better time than right now to help us celebrate 20 years and the start of 2019 by making a year-end

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18
Dec

So you wanna be a SSDP Certified Peer Educator?

Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s Just Say Know program was initially introduced to the network during SSDP2016. Since then, we have updated to the 2nd edition of the curriculum, began developing a webinar series of the training curriculum, certified 15 Just Say Know Peer Educators, began translating the curriculum into Spanish, and engaged hundreds more in our training curriculum. We
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23
Jul

Drug Education in Hungary is Missing the Point

Written by Orsi Fehér of SSDP Österreich(Austria). Drugreporter, of the Rights Reporter Foundation, recently surveyed young people in Hungary to find out how they feel about the quasi-mandatory “Drug Prevention” programmes in Hungarian schools. The results are sobering, yet not surprising. Hungary has had an interesting relationship to the War on Drugs. Before the end of the Soviet regime, drug

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4
Apr

SSDP JUST SAY KNOW: TAILORING OUR PROGRAM FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH – 2

Several months ago, we announced that we hired James Gould ’15 and Sarah Diem ’15 as Interns under the SSDP Just Say Know Peer Education program. James and Sarah are tailoring our Just Say Know resources, which are targeted toward college-age students, for a younger demographic and presenting it to 8th and 11th grade students at a Denver public school.

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5
Feb

Colorado Cannabis Education Campaigns: What works, what doesn’t, and what we’d like to see.

Written by Sarah Diem ‘15 and James Gould ‘15, SSDP Just Say Know interns. Since cannabis legalization in Colorado, different entities have developed educational programs targeted at different groups. One such program is the Good To Know program, developed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, which is targeted to adults 21 and over and seeks to educate

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11
Dec

SSDP Just Say Know: Tailoring our program for middle and high school youth

Several months ago, we announced that we hired James Gould ’15 and Sarah Diem ’15 as Interns under the SSDP Just Say Know Peer Education program. James and Sarah are tailoring our Just Say Know resources, which are targeted toward college-age students, for a younger demographic and presenting it to 8th and 11th grade students at a Denver public school.

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25
Oct

Introducing the 2nd Edition of SSDP’s Just Say Know Peer Education Training!

    At #SSDP2016, we launched the first edition of our Just Say Know Peer Education training curriculum. Since then, we’ve had over 80 students engage in the curriculum, providing much needed feedback, time, support, and help in the development of our 2nd Edition.     Thanks to the time and efforts of many, especially our SSDP certified Peer Educators

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10
Aug

SSDP Just Say Know: Introducing our New Interns!

The SSDP Just Say Know program has had a great first year! With updating the resources for the 2nd Edition of the training curriculum (coming soon!), and reformatting the delivery of the training to make it more accessible and easy to complete for all of our students, it is setting up to be even better for next year. Fortunately for
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14
Jun

The D.A.R.E. Generation Speaks Out

 As a member of the D.A.R.E. generation, I have a lot of interesting memories of my participation in the widespread drug education program that was all the rage in the 90s. Many SSDPers will be aware that the program was deemed ineffective in preventing drug use among youth (thanks, science)! Despite this, many communities continue to implement the program or
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21
Jun

Just Say Know: The History and Role of Drug Education

As SSDPers embark on their mission as Peer Educators, studying previous drug education practices can benefit the success of this unprecedented program. Since its fruition during the Temperance movement, drug education has been driven by political and moral agendas. Drug use was taught to be morally wrong, irreversibly harmful, and an indication of personal weakness. The goal of every program

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10
Mar

SSDPer Reflects on the Harms of Dishonest Drug Education for Youth

Written by Hayley Moran, University of Tennessee SSDP When I was in fifth grade, I won the D.A.R.E. essay contest and read my essay in front of the entire school. Now, I don’t actually have a copy of this essay (which I’m actually quite thankful for) but I can imagine that 5th grade me said something along the lines of,

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19
Sep

No Tolerance for Zero Tolerance

When Doug and Catherine Snodgrass shared the story of their autistic son’s arrest for drug sale charges this past February, they put a face to the very real problems perpetuated by zero tolerance policies in schools. On September 12th, the parents joined four experts in a teleconference on improving drug education hosted by the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) to once

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5
Sep

Lessons We Can Learn: The Taboo That Ended Electric Zoo

This blog was written by Garrett Llopiz, the Founder & President of the University of North Florida SSDP chapter, and also one of the Florida Regional Organizers for the AMPLIFY Project.   “It’s not a war on drugs; it’s a war on personal freedom. Keep that in mind at all times.” Bill Hicks said it the best, and this war on personal

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16
Nov

Truth or D.A.R.E.?

I recently read several reports that the D.A.R.E. program would be “dropping marijuana” from their curriculum. These started to surface on election day last week, and with the passage of Amendment 64 and I-502 the rumors continued to spread. At first, after hearing this, I was somewhat excited, but then I stopped to think about it for a second. Why

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16
Mar

Mexico: First National Congress held

Mexico City, Mexico — On the eve of SSDP’s annual training conference in Washington, DC, students at Mexico City’s National School of Anthropology (ENAH) are preparing to hold their first national congress, from 11 – 14 April. Called “The History and Practice of Drugs: An Anthropological Vision,” the students at the ENAH hope to dispel myths and inform various university

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13
Dec

Drew Stromberg, Chapter Leader of the Week

Basics: Drew Stromberg Founder and President West Virginia University SSDP SSDP: When did you 1st get involved with SSDP? Drew: I got involved during in the summer of 2009 when a friend of mine told me I should start a chapter at WVU. SSDP: What issues are important for your chapter? Drew: Good Samaritan Policy – We started working on

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