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Ball State social work students organize drug takeback program

(The Daily) As temperatures dropped in Muncie Thursday afternoon, a group of students braved the cold at the Scramble Light for a good cause.

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Simulated emergency at Nicolet College gives students real-world experience

(Northwoods Star Journal) In an emergency, several professions often must work together quickly and efficiently in order to provide the services necessary to ensure the safety and positive outcome for all involved.

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How Does Smoking Marijuana Affect Academic Performance? Two Researchers Explain How it Can Alter More Than Just Moods

(The 74) Research has consistently shown that people report using marijuana in order to feel the high, experience enhanced feelings, increase social connections or cope with certain feelings and moods.

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Research finds prescription drug misuse among college students most common during weekdays

(SMU, October 20) College students who misuse prescription drugs do so more often during the week and when they are alone at home, according to a recent study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

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Documentary: Remembering Kiki

Watch the DEA Museum’s documentary tribute to Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. Hosted by Curator of Education Josh Edmundson, it features never-before seen interviews honoring the man whose death inspired the creation of Red Ribbon Week.

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Wyatt's Story

Wyatt tragically passed away at age 23 after taking a pill he thought was Xanax, but was actually laced with the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl.   

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How does smoking marijuana affect academic performance?

(Big Think, October 17) Research has consistently shown that people report using marijuana in order to feel the high, experience enhanced feelings, increase social connections or cope with certain feelings and moods.

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Supporting Prevention and Recovery Efforts Calls for a Multifaceted Approach

Leah Pylate, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Certified Health Education Specialist, Mississippi State University

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Misuse of stimulants linked to other drug abuse

(UGA Today) College students who misuse stimulant drugs or nootropics like Adderall or Ritalin are also likely to drink heavily and use other drugs, according to new research from the University of Georgia.

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One Pill Can Kill

The Drug Enforcement Administration warns the American public of the alarming increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine