Wesley Perkins, professor of sociology, was invited by the U.S. Air Force to give the opening plenary presentation at its Annual World Wide Conference for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Drug Demand Reduction Programs on March 29 in Orlando, Fla.
Perkins addressed the entire conference body of 500 attendees in a half-day session devoted entirely to his presentation, “Confronting the ‘Reign of Error’: The Social Norms Approach to Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention.” Attendees worked in Air Force substance abuse clinics and provided alcohol and drug abuse prevention programs at U.S. Air Force bases around the world.
Perkins is a graduate of Purdue University, and he received his M.A., M. Div., M. Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University. He is the author of dozens of journal articles about substance abuse prevention and has been honored with national awards for his work in preventing alcohol and drug abuse in colleges and universities. His work with David Craig, professor of chemistry at HWS, is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a premiere model for substance abuse prevention.