Dale Porter

Dale Porter

Drug Education and Detoxification Specialist

Dale holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University, with a specialization in substance abuse education.

With over 12 years of experience in the field, Dale has worked with several governmental and non-governmental organizations on drug education, testing, and detoxification programs.

Educational Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor of Science in Psychology
    • University: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    • Year: 2004 – 2008
    • Details: Specialized in Behavioral Neuroscience, graduating with honors.
  2. Master of Public Health (MPH)
    • University: Columbia University, New York, NY
    • Year: 2009 – 2011
    • Details: Specialized in Substance Abuse Education, completed a thesis on “Community-based Strategies for Preventing Drug Abuse.”

Certifications and Additional Training:

  1. Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC)
    • Institute: The Certification Board of Addiction Counselors of the American Psychological Association.
    • Year Obtained: 2012
    • Details: Completed 270 educational hours and 3000 hours of supervised experience.
  2. Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
    • Institute: National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
    • Year Obtained: 2013
    • Details: Met the competencies for health education specialists and passed the CHES examination.
  3. Certified in Public Health (CPH)
    • Institute: National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE)
    • Year Obtained: 2014
    • Details: Demonstrated mastery of the core competencies of public health.
  4. Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) Certification
    • Institute: Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association
    • Year Obtained: 2016
    • Details: Specialized training in drug testing procedures, regulations, and technologies.

In this project, he is responsible for integrating a comprehensive drug education module to educate on the effects of substances on driving and road safety.

His extensive network within federal health institutions aids in maintaining an updated curriculum and in fostering collaborative efforts to address substance-related road accidents following MMUCC guidelines.

Dale Porter is a seasoned writer and advocate for responsible substance use and education. He currently serves as a prominent contributor to the Minority Serving Institutions Community of Partners Council’s website, where he applies his wealth of knowledge to produce informative content on drug testing, detoxification, and supportive methods for passing drug tests.

Before his foray into advocacy, Dale had firsthand experience with substance use following a severe arm injury that led to chronic pain.

This experience has given him a unique perspective on the challenges faced by individuals who, like him, use substances such as marijuana for medical reasons and consequently must navigate the intricate world of drug testing.

Dale’s expertise spans across understanding the science behind detoxification, various drug testing methodologies, and strategies for passing such tests, like using synthetic urine and detox drinks.

His ability to distill complex information into understandable and actionable advice is invaluable for readers seeking guidance on these topics.

Dale’s writing aims to serve as a resource, shedding light on the nuances of drug use and testing, while striving to foster better understanding and promote the interests of MSIs, their students, and faculty.

The intersection of his personal experience, professional expertise, and commitment to the MSI community makes his work an invaluable addition to the MSI website.