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Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest winners

Congratulations, Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the University of Mississippi, the University of Miami, and Oklahoma State University for winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place, respectively, in the Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest, cosponsored by DEA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.



New Legislation Requires Naloxone, Overdose Reversal Drug, in New York's Public College Dorms

New legislation signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul requires all SUNY and CUNY campuses to stock opioid antagonists, like naloxone, in student housing facilities. Better known by the brand name Narcan, the drug reverses the side-effects of an opioid overdose. With it, resident life staff at New York’s public colleges are getting trained to save lives.


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Stipends Available to Host Communities Talk Event

Lock in your SAMHSA stipend to host an event discussing alcohol and other drug misuse.


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The Fentanyl Epidemic: Experts Discuss Impact on College Students, UH Vaccine

Fentanyl, the dangerously potent opioid, has swept the nation over the past decade. The drug is roughly 50 times stronger than heroin and has led to a dramatic spike in overdose deaths in many cities. 


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Can Parents Help Prevent Risky Cannabis and Alcohol Use by College Students?

A $2.8 million NIH grant will fund a study of a parent-based intervention for students heading to college.



Lincoln University Takes Lead in Addressing Substance Misuse

On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) visited Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University, to highlight successes within their Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) initiative aimed to address substance misuse among students at higher education institutions.


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UA Student Aims to Prevent Opioid Deaths in Greek Life Community, One Narcan Kit at a Time

Armed with a drill, a toolbox and a Narcan kit, Aidan Pettit-Miller enters the Phi Gamma Delta chapter room on a Saturday morning and gets to work.


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Impaired Driving Prevention Month Is Here

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. Check out these resources from DEA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to learn how best to protect your campus.


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California Fights Opioid Addiction Across State Community Colleges and Universities

As opioid addiction and overdoses climb, ​​​​Naloxone Distribution Project and SB 367 combat to reduce the issue throughout California community colleges and California State Universities.


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Marijuana Use Soars Among Young Adults as More States OK Legal Cannabis

Today’s youth have become Generation Wrecked.