Tag: peer education

1
Jul

Just Say Know: Substance Use Disorder and Problematic Drug Use

Written by Guest Blogger Karen Walker, Peer Education Intern What are some ways you can identify if someone is exhibiting signs of addiction or problematic drug use? What is the difference between drug use and problematic drug use? What are some of the ways in which our current understanding of problematic drug use and substance use disorders help the recovery

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22
Jun

Just Say Know: Shifting Perceptions on Drug Use

Written by Guest Blogger Karen Walker, Peer Education Intern As history and research can show us, prohibitive drug laws have always operated as a method of social control. Every approach by the government and its corresponding entities have been motivated by the morality of drug use; effectiveness is measured by the number of arrests and seizures rather than health and

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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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9
Jun

Hello, World!: Daniel Miles Joins SSDP as Summer Policy Intern

Hello, world! Daniel Miles is joining the SSDP staff as the Summer 2016 Policy Intern at the SSDP National HQ in Washington DC. A North Carolina native, Daniel joined the SSDP chapter at the College of Charleston in 2014 on his fourth day of college and has not looked back! As an integral chapter member, he helped organize and execute the

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8
Jun

Karen Walker Joins SSDP Team as Peer Education Intern

Meet Karen Walker, SSDP’s new Peer Education intern! Karen Walker first became involved with SSDP when Board Member Stephanie Izquieta founded a chapter at Binghamton University. After attending the Northeast Regional Conference in the spring of 2015, she was introduced to the depth and weight of the devastating drug war and decided to take on the role of Chapter Leader

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8
Jun

What does it mean to be a peer educator?

Written by Guest Blogger Karen Walker, SSDP Peer Education Intern As the Peer Education Program launches this fall, SSDPers will have the opportunity to facilitate open and honest conversation about drug policy while educating their peers on safe and responsible drug use. In order to successfully implement this program and shift attitudes on campus, students must first have a genuine understanding

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