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Welcome to the Student Center! Here, you can find information about college substance misuse, ways you can help a friend that is struggling with addiction, facts about drugs on your campus, and more.  

 

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Student Voices (Coming Soon)

There are currently millions of college students in the United States and a majority of them don't misuse substances. Still, staying drug free while living on campus can be a challenge for many.

In our new section, "Student Voices," college students and recent graduates have the opportunity to tell our audience what prevention means to them. Read more.

Latest Articles

Fact or Fiction: Finding the Truth Online about Drug Information (July 15, 2019)
Cannabis on Campus? Not Allowed (July 15, 2019)


 

Help a Friend

two friends talkingIt’s difficult to have a conversation with someone on campus you suspect might have a drug problem, especially if it is someone you have a close relationship with, such as a roommate, teammate, classmate, or coworker. Check out  this article for some ways you can prepare and proceed. 
 


 

Publications

Fact Cards

Marijuana use and the misuse of prescription drugs are significant issues on many campuses across the nation. Check out the fact cards below for quick stats on the problem. 
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Posters

Want to spread the word about the consequences of marijuana and prescription drug misuse? Print out these posters below to post around campus.

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Publication 

The publication below provides an overview of the prevalence of marijuana use among youth and young adults; the physical, academic, and social consequences; tips for how to get involved to prevent marijuana use among youth and young adults; and federal resources to assist in such efforts.

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Information From Other Websites

 

General Information About Alcohol and Other Drugs

hard drugs and alcoholNational Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at NIH (CollegeDrinkingPrevention.gov)

 

Mixing Prescriptions and Alcohol

Harmful Interactions (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)

 

Marijuana

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"The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research" (National Academies)

Marijuana Edibles Fact Sheet (County of Los Angeles Public Health)
 
Marijuana and Public Health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
 
"Marijuana use trajectories and academic outcomes among college students." (National Institutes of Health)
 
Learn about CBD (Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute) 
 

Prescription Drugs

prescription medicationPrescription Stimulants (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

Ritalin Abuse (Health Day)

A Guide to Safe Use of Pain Medicine (U.S. Food & Drug Administration)

Drug Facts: Prescription Opioids (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

Prescription opioid use is a risk factor for heroin use (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

 


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