Bobby Gordon

Bobby Gordon believes through honest and open conversation we can educate students and give them the information they need to make better, informed decisions about alcohol and other drugs.

TOPICS


  • Alcohol & Other Drugs
  • High School Issues
  • Officer Training
  • Opioids & Prescription Drugs
  • Risk Management
  • Substance Abuse

KEYNOTES


ONLINE EDUCATION


Bobby Gordon, having honest and open conversations with students.

Getting to know

Bobby Gordon

Bobby Gordon’s award-winning career spans over 20 years in higher education as an instructor, advisor, marketing and branding specialist, consultant, and drug and alcohol counselor and educator. Bobby has partnered with communities, federal agencies, professional sports teams, professional organizations and associations, and local and state law enforcement to develop, create, advise, and assess a variety drug and alcohol prevention programs.

His expertise includes social normative media, federal grant projects, evidenced-based prevention, harm reduction, BASICS counseling/intervention, Motivational Interviewing, keynotes, small- and large-group training,, online program delivery, curriculum development. His unique insights into other drugs, including Fentanyl, opioids, Narcan/Naloxone, ecstasy/molly, cocaine, and other prescription drugs has earned him notoriety among the AOD prevention community. His recent work with Arizona State University’s Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy and at UCSD provides unique insight at the forefront of creating solutions to the nation’s opioid crisis. And, he has worked with local San Diego agencies on prevention strategies with the growing Fentanyl crisis.

His work spans organizations like Major League Baseball (MLB); BACCHUS Network; Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors; U.S. Department of Justice; U.S. Department of Education, United States Navy; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA); National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA); National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH); National Institutes of Health (NIH); Arizona Diamondbacks; Indian Health Services (IHS); Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC), and the Greater Cleveland Club Drugs Task Force. Bobby proudly served higher education with the U.S. Department of Education on the Board of the Coalition of Higher Education Associations for Substance Abuse Prevention from 1997-2010 (formerly known as the Inter-Association Task Force (IATF) on Alcohol/Other Drug Abuse Prevention).

Bobby’s specific expertise and education topics include Fentanyl, opioids, Narcan/Naloxone, alcohol, cocaine, ecstasy/molly, predatory drugs (roofies/rohypnol & GHB), amphetamines (Ritalin, Adderall, “study drugs”), and related prescription drug topics.

Whether we choose to admit it or not, alcohol and drugs are on campus and the exposure to them often leads to substance abuse and can be a detrimental part of the college experience. Only through honest and open conversation can we reach students and give them the information they need to make better, informed decisions.

Bobby’s non-judgmental approach focuses on providing factual information combined with real-world scenarios relating to the experience of today’s college student. Bobby answers the questions you were too afraid to ask with expertise and appropriate humor, engaging audiences in “real talk” about alcohol, drugs and the associated risks and consequences.

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

To help you promote your event with Bobby, CAMPUSPEAK has created promotional templates you can use. In this folder, you will find resources for social media, a promotional poster for printing, and press photos you can use for your event.
Link to Promotional Materials

LOGISTICAL MATERIALS

Below you will find logistical resources for the day of your event with Bobby.
In-Person Event AV Needs (PDF)
Speaking Introduction (PDF)

Follow Bobby Gordon
Thank you to @ahf_sandiego and other providers for posting information like this about Xylazine/Tranq
Thank you for the harm reduction efforts by places like @urbanmos in San Diego!  #fentanyl #opioids #naloxone
New CA laws increase punishment for Fentanyl dealers #fentanyl #drugs #collegealcohol #collegealcoholabuse
Strong information to remember as we recognize Veteran's Day this week #alcohol #drugs #collegealcohol #alcoholabuse #veteransday
#Fentanyl is 100 times stronger than #Morphine, so stronger-than-fentanyl synthetic #opioids pose a significant threat #drugs #alcohol #collegealcohol #collegealcoholabuse
Good morning Atlanta❣️ So good to be back at Oglethorpe University speaking at New Student Orientation @oglethorpeuniv @campuspeak
High risk drinking with negative related consequences (AKA #bingedrinking) continues to affect college campuses #alcohol #drugs #collegealcohol #collegealcoholabuse
What a way to kick off new student orientation season at @bridgewatercollege with my fellow @campuspeak colleague❣️🌈
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KEYNOTES

DRUGS & ALCOHOL: INFORMED DECISIONS & REAL TALK

Drug and alcohol abuse remains a persistent issue on college campuses. Students are coping with higher levels of stress as some turn to drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism. New students are balancing the pressure from peers to fit in with a general curiosity with their newfound independence, and with a rise in Fentanyl-laced drugs.

Risky drug abuse and unintended deaths due to opioids, Fentanyl-laced drugs, prescriptions, and other drugs have increased since the COVID-19 pandemic and increasingly present risks and negative consequences for students and the campus community.

Despite best intentions by campus administrators, drug education and prevention programs are often overshadowed by a focus on alcohol-only education. Bobby challenges perceptions and clarifies myths and facts across a spectrum of drugs beyond alcohol including opioids, Fentanyl, NARCAN/Naloxone, cocaine, ecstasy/molly, predatory drugs, study drugs, and prescription drug abuse. Instead of lecturing with technical medical information or using scare-tactics, Bobby incorporates real-world scenarios, facts and culturally relevant media to help students challenge their perceptions and make informed decisions.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • understand the latest trends regarding Fentanyl-laced drugs, NARCAN/Naloxone, and the opioid crisis,
  • the difference between non-binge and binge drinking,
  • the myths versus the realities of heavy drinking and drug usage for better decision making,
  • reduce risk for college students and campus organizations,
  • the consequences and side effects of mixing drugs (like opioids) and alcohol, and
  • how different types of drugs can negatively impact the mind and body.
DRUGS, FENTANYL, AND ALCOHOL…OH MY!

There’s No Place Like College! There’s No Place Like College! There’s No Place Like College!
There is no place like college for students to have the greatest opportunity to personally grow and learn. There is also no place like college for students to explore and experiment with alcohol and a mix of other drugs and substances. Understanding the current reality of the culture around alcohol and drugs is the first step to successful education and prevention. Bobby works with your campus to develop customized content to address the issues impacting your campus with a focus on the current challenges and emerging trends your community faces. This program can include information ranging from alcohol and study drugs to opioids and cocaine. Using his unique approach, Bobby incorporates real-world scenarios, facts and culturally relevant media across a spectrum of topics often ignored in most alcohol to help students challenge their perceptions on alcohol and drug use. He helps students make better-informed decisions while providing a refreshing and different point of view of the current alcohol and other drug use culture on college campuses.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • the difference between non-binge and binge drinking,
  • the myths versus the realities of heavy drinking and drug usage for better decision making,
  • reduce risk for college students and campus organizations,
  • understand the latest trends regarding Fentanyl-laced drugs, NARCAN/Naloxone, and the opioid crisis,
  • the consequences and side effects of mixing drugs (like opioids) and alcohol, and
  • how different types of drugs can negatively impact the mind and body.

BOBBY’S BLOGS

The following are past entries Bobby has written for the CAMPUSPEAK Speaker’s Voice Blog

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