Drug Prevention Presentations Serve as Valuable Reminder to Students

Captain Jeff Lindskoog presents to students.

As part of its emphasis on health, wellness, and preventative programming, Northwood University Florida recently hosted guest speakers from the Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (NOPE) Task Force.

Providing valuable reminders relating to the importance of a healthy, drug-free lifestyle, the presentations included statistics and commentary relating to drug abuse issues and featured a parent who shared a testimonial about the loss of his child due to a drug related incident.

“This was an important presentation for our students, faculty and staff to highlight the danger of substance use and abuse among college students. Many in attendance noted how emotional the event was, especially the 911 calls, crime scene photos and personal testimonial of the parent speaker. We are fortunate to have the founding NOPE chapter minutes away from campus willing to make such a powerful presentation to our campus community,” said Michael Sawney, Academic Advisor and International Student Specialist.

About Northwood University

Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at a full-service, residential campus located in mid-Michigan. Adult Degree Programs are available in multiple states and online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan and Texas. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.