March 11-15, 2017

2017 NASPA Annual Conference

San Antonio, TX

Nearly 7,000 people ranging from graduates to senior student affairs professionals attended NASPA’s 2017 Annual Conference held on March 11-15, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. NASPA, a leading association for student affairs professionals and a partner of the Coalition to Prevent ADHD Medication Misuse (CPAMM), presented more than 600 educational sessions during the conference. In a session titled “Doesn’t Everyone Take Them at Finals? Developing Normative Messages to Address Diversion and Non-Medical Use of Prescription ADHD Medication,” Dr. Jason Kilmer, an Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Assistant Director of Health & Wellness for Alcohol and Other Drug Education in the Division of Student Life at the University of Washington, presented his research that looked to better identify student behaviors, attitudes and perceptions toward prescription stimulant medication misuse, abuse and diversion. The research, which was conducted on behalf of NASPA for CPAMM, also included message testing for a forthcoming CPAMM-sponsored social norms campaign and peer-to-peer programming on the issue that will reinforce the positive behavior students are already engaging in.

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National Resource Center on ADHD, a Program of CHADD

The National Resource Center on ADHD, a program of CHADD, a Coalition to Prevent ADHD Medication Misuse (CPAMM) partner, recently presented the webinar “Is My High School Student Ready for College? (And Is My College Student Ready to Go Back?)” as part of its Ask The Expert webinar series. The webinar, led by Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, explored the issues that high school and college students with ADHD, as well their families, face as they prepare to enter into a new semester of college. Ari Tuckman discussed issues such as a lack of focus on coursework and studying, a student’s struggle with their newfound independence, poor lifestyle habits developed on campus, and the risk of misusing, abusing and diverting their prescription stimulant medication. Downloadable resources created by CPAMM for parents and caregivers of both students with and without ADHD were made available to webinar attendees after the presentation. They can also be found below.

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July 13-15, 2015

2015 CPAMM National Summit

Washington, D.C.

Despite press and media coverage of prescription drug abuse, the misuse, abuse and diversion of ADHD prescription stimulant medication remains a serious issue, especially among college students. That’s why CPAMM held a National Summit in Washington, D.C., featuring insightful presentations from leading researchers, conversations involving college students, and breakout sessions to help prevent misuse, abuse and diversion and take action on the issue. The Executive Summary of the Summit, and studies referenced in research as presented by Amelia Arria and David Rabiner, are available for download below.

  • 1 / 4 The Coalition to Prevent ADHD medication misuse (CPAMM) convened a panel of students for its first-ever national summit in Washington, D.C., to learn more about the issue of ADHD medication misuse and identify ways to prevent the issue on college campuses. Pictured (left to right): Hannah Jones, a rising junior at the University of Kentucky and a native of Lexington, KY; Alexandra ÔÇ£ZandraÔÇØ Hoffman, a rising sophomore at Ringling College of Art and Design and a native of Mansfield, TX; Josh Ratner, a rising senior at the University of Maryland and a native of Great Neck, NY; Jason Reimer, a rising junior at San Francisco State University and a native of Saratoga, CA; and Amanda Whitecotton, a rising sophomore at the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa and a native of Allen, TX.

  • 2 / 4 Amelia M. Arria, PH.D., Director of the Center of Young Adult Health and Development at the University of Maryland School of Public Health and an Associate Professor with the Department of Behavioral and Community Health, presented research at the CPAMM National Summit, highlighting how opportunities to use prescription stimulants nonmedically increase during college.

  • 3 / 4 Robin Koval, President and CEO of the Truth Initiative « (formerly the American Legacy Foundation) was among the keynote speakers at the CPAMM National Summit. She discussed effective approaches for reaching students, highlighting the organization's award-winning Truth« youth tobacco prevention campaign as a model for success.

  • 4 / 4 Following the CPAMM National Summit, students and CPAMM representatives met with legislative staff and members of the U.S. House and Senate to share research on the issue of prescription drug misuse, abuse and diversion, information on the work of CPAMM, insights from the Summit and the perspectives of the students.

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August 4-6, 2015

HECAOD’s 2015 National Meeting

Columbus, OH

Nearly 200 people from universities and colleges around the country attended the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery's (HECAOD) 2015 National Meeting at Ohio State University on August 4-6, 2015, which focused on collegiate alcohol and drug misuse prevention and recovery. On behalf of CPAMM, Ann Quinn-Zobeck, Senior Director of the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA, presented at the conference to provide more information about CPAMM, highlight existing research and insights regarding ADHD medication misuse, abuse and diversion among college students, and share how CPAMM plans to take action on the issue.


  • 1 / 1 Ann Quinn-Zobeck, Senior Director for the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA, represented CPAMM at the Ohio State University Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery (HECAOD) 2015 National Meeting on August 4-6, 2015. The event drew nearly 200 attendees, including practitioners, alcohol and drug prevention leaders, and intervention and recovery specialists. Ann Quinn-Zobeck presented information about CPAMM, its mission and work accomplished to date, highlights from the CPAMM National Summit and an overview of the research conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of CPAMM.

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