Clery Center Partners with U.S. Attorney’s Office and Villanova University on Prescription Drug Abuse Summit
On Monday, June 4, 2012, the Clery Center for Security On Campus partnered with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Villanova University to host a summit on non-medical prescription drug use on college campuses.
Zane David Memeger, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, opened the event by acknowledging prescription drug abuse as a growing problem at colleges and universities throughout the United States and highlighted the need for prevention, intervention, and enforcement.
The summit, which included presentations by drug and alcohol experts as well as roundtable discussions, provided an opportunity for campus administrators from a variety of institutions to identify challenges in combating non-medical prescription drug abuse and to address possible solutions.
In his remarks, Memeger commented, “At the end of the day, if our students remain safe, we all win.”
Campus safety is truly a community effort and The Clery Center for Security On Campus is committed to continuing collaboration with and among colleges and universities while aiding campus administrators in their fight against this increasing epidemic.
Press Release – Prescription Drug Abuse Summit
Rx For Prevention: Non-Medical Prescription Drug Use Toolkit for Health Promotion Professionals - Developed by Stacy Andes, Ed.D., 2010