CELEBRATE RED RIBBON WEEK
- Learn about the destructive effects of drug misuse.
- Educate your family members and friends.
- Take action!
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.
Are you passionate about teaching your fellow students about health and safety matters surrounding alcohol and other drug use? The Student Center is creating the Peer Education Portal as a resource for students. Check it out!
It’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.
Want to spread the word about the consequences of marijuana and prescription drug misuse? Print out these posters below to post around campus.
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.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at NIH (CollegeDrinkingPrevention.gov)
Harmful Interactions (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
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 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)
Video: My Smart Dose/MySmartDose.com (Alabama Department of Mental Health)
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