FAMU has been awarded a $864,041 grant that will focus on substance-abuse education. Yolanda Bogan will direct the three-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
According to Bogan, one of the objectives of the grant is to create a campus culture that encourages students to learn and practice alternative ways of dealing with stress as a method of drug abuse prevention. She explained that drug abuse often opens the door for life-altering and life-threating diseases. She wants students to understand that developing such habits are counter-productive to their educational and professional goals.