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Chico State Police to Accept Unneeded Drugs, Legal or Not

A medicine cabinet in need of dusting could benefit with a national prescription drug take-back event Saturday hosted by the Chico State University Police Department and Student Affairs office.

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Beyond CollegeAIM: Lessons Learned in Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention

This month’s View from the Field is written by Dr. Jessica Cronce (University of Oregon), Dr. Jason Kilmer (University of Washington), and Dr. Toben Nelson (University of Minnesota). In the article, they discuss observations or “lessons learned” in alcohol or other drug misuse prevention about policy, prevention, or intervention efforts and suggestions for campuses in their strategic planning.

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Fentanyl Killed Their Kids at College. Now Colorado Schools Are Changing

Several universities and community colleges have agreed to a list of requests, including joining a real-time overdose map and naloxone training for students.

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What the Charlottesville Cartel Bust Means for U.Va.

Charlottesville has received a disturbing reminder that illegal substances are prevalent in our community. 

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Penn State Campus Officer Recognized for Drug Awareness Work

Penn State University Police Officer April Martin was recognized with the Community Values Award for her work to bring a drug awareness program to Penn State Beaver students.

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The Impact of Stigma on Efforts to Reduce Substance Use

Ryan Doyle, CPS, is the Substance Use Prevention, Education, and Prevention Strategy Specialist at Iowa State University. In this month's article, Ryan explains how campus prevention professionals can collaborate with recovery experts, as well as how this can be aided simply by the language we use.

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Narcan Distributed to Students at Mission Viejo's Saddleback College as School Year Gets Underway

A local hospital is raising awareness about opioid overdoses and the dangers of fentanyl as fall classes begin at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo.

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‘Pregaming’ Linked To Risky Substance Use Among College Students

Researchers investigated the connection between sporting event pregaming, high-risk drinking, and other drug use among college students.

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Creating a Culture of Care for LGBTQ+ Students in Higher Education Settings

Cara Fresquez, Megan McCarthy, and Mikhaela McFarlin are doctoral students in the Counseling Psychology program at the University at Albany, State University of New York. In this month's article, they outline four key strategies to designing drug use prevention services that are supportive and welcoming for LGBTQ+ students.

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Drug Take Back Provides Invaluable Education

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. In April, the scheduled Drug Take Back Day was organized at CU Anschutz students from the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) American Student Pharmacists chapterover the counter medicine safety group and led by two PharmD students, Daniel Donovan and Benjamin Abraham.