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Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody

As Fall Semester Begins, College Students Warned About New, Deadly Drugs

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning college students about new, deadly drugs flooding the black market. 

Moody's office says fentanyl is now the number one killer of adults between the ages of 18 and 45.

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Academic Minute - Fake and Dangerous Pills From Rogue Online Pharmacies

Procuring drugs outside conventional means could lead to disaster. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut’s C. Michael White explores why. White is distinguished professor and chair at UConn’s School of Pharmacy.

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College Substance Use in the Time of COVID

The effect of COVID-19 on college student mental health is widely reported and can, in part, be evidenced by the increasing demand for counseling services.  The degree to which the pandemic affected substance use patterns, including binge drinking and cannabis use, appears to be less obvious and, perhaps, more complicated.  We asked two national experts what the early data show on substance use patterns over the last two years and how we might interpret what we are seeing.  Their answers include the identification of looming concerns and emerging best practices.

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Suicide Prevention Lifeline Transitions to 988

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is transitioning its number to 988.

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Marking a Milestone – www.campusdrugprevention.gov Turns Five

Rich Lucey is a Senior Prevention Program Manager in DEA’s Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section. In this month’s View from the Field, Rich highlights a milestone achievement for www.campusdrugprevention.gov and highlights DEA’s various resources for professionals working to prevent drug use and misuse among college students.

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A group of students at West Virginia University has created a task force that aims to educate their fellow students about the dangers of the synthetic opioid fentanyl.

West Virginia University students form task force for educating peers on dangers of fentanyl

A group of students at West Virginia University has created a task force that aims to educate their fellow students about the dangers of the synthetic opioid fentanyl.

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Making a Reasonable Difference on Campus

Making a Reasonable Difference on Campus: Data Guides Us

Dr. David Anderson is Professor Emeritus of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. In this month’s article, Dr. Anderson focuses on the importance of data and its implications for preventing alcohol and drug misuse among college students.

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Study shows differences in alcohol and marijuana use among two- and four-year college students

Students at four-year colleges and universities drink nearly twice as much alcohol as their peers in two-year colleges, according to a survey of college students in the Seattle area. 

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Officials warn of dangers of fentanyl after deaths of two Ohio State students

Two students at Ohio State University died after apparent accidental fentanyl overdoses last week, according to Columbus police. One of the students, 21-year-old Tiffany Iler, was from Broadview Heights.

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Catamount Recovery Program Aims to Help Students Struggling with Substance Use

Director of the Catamount Recovery Program at the University of Vermont, Amy Boyd Austin, says it exists to give students dealing with substance use disorders a safe community.