The Network CA: April Updates


The Network CA

Keeping California Members Connected



There is a lot going on within collegiate alcohol and other drug abuse prevention.  Here are a couple items that have been posted on The Network CA website:

ATOD Conference Days Away

Amazingly, the 2015 ATOD Educational Conference in Monterey starts this Thursday (April 16th).  The schedule has been posted and it looks packed with almost 30 breakout sessions, and a very interesting Keynote by Jessica Pettitt. With so many offerings, starting to plan your conference program should probably start now.  I'm looking forward to seeing many of you there.

Higher Education Center offers Free Webinar and More

The recently relaunched Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery has announced that those campuses that complete a brief online survey can get FREE registration for their upcoming Webinar, "Nonmedical use of prescription stimulants - What colleges need to know."  Nationally recognized researcher Dr. Amelia Arria will be the presenter.  In addition to getting access to this Webinar, the HECAOD will randomly draw one from the completed surveys to receive 20 hours of free technical assistance.  So consider completing their survey and get ready for some learning opportunities.

Also released last week was the HECAOD's first podcast: Part 1 of a conversation with me about marijuana.  The podcasts are free and we're told they're part of a growing archive of information for the field.

Finally, the HECAOD is hosting a National Meeting August 4-6, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.  Registration is open now.

Hope to see you in Monterey,


James Lange, Ph.D. (Director, Health Promotion, SDSU)
State Coordinator for California & Co-Chair of Executive Committee
The Network Addressing Collegiate Alcohol and Other Drug Issues