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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.


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DEA Issues New Public Safety Alert

The Drug Enforcement Administration is alerting the public of a sharp nationwide increase in the lethality of fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills.


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Muncie Community, Ball State College of Health Band Together for Prevention and Drug Take Back Event

It’s not every day you see pink unicorns and blue toucans dancing at the Scramble Light on the Ball State University campus. But they were there to call attention to an important event about a serious topic.


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Nursing Study: College Students Binge Drink More Often When Parents Provide Alcohol

Studies suggest that parents continue to exert significant influence over their children’s behavior even into the college years, and that extends into the choices they make regarding substance use and other risky behaviors. When parents encourage, or at least don’t discourage, underage drinking, their children tend to drink more, which can lead to further consequences, according to a recent University of Rhode Island College of Nursing student study.


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Counterfeit Pills Contribute to the Fentanyl Deaths of Young People

Drug overdose deaths among teens and young adults have nearly doubled since 2019. There's concern that counterfeit pills, laced with fentanyl, sold via social media sites, are partly to blame.


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Study: One-Fifth of Young Adults Have Tried Prescription Drugs Off-Script

One in five young adults and one in ten teens reported using prescription drugs off-script, according to a study commissioned by nonprofit charity Song for Charlie.


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UCC Starts Poster Campaign on Cannabis Use Disorder

The [Loyola] University Counseling Center did a survey that’s nationally administered to colleges throughout the U.S. to get a sense of what substances college students are using. The survey found the number one substance college students are using is alcohol. Ranking a close second was cannabis.