CELEBRATE RED RIBBON WEEK
- Learn about the destructive effects of drug abuse and opioid 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.
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.
Fact or Fiction: Finding the Truth Online about Drug Information (July 15, 2019)
Cannabis on Campus? Not Allowed (July 15, 2019)
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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