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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.


Professionals talk with college students - Coming Attractions!

Rich Lucey is a senior prevention program manager in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section. In this month's article, Rich highlights new initiatives of DEA's Campus Drug Prevention, including a weekly webinar series on professional competencies, new Prevention with Purpose publications, and the One Pill Can Kill awareness campaign.


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Medical, Recreational Marijuana Legalization Associated With Higher Rates of Youth Suicide, Study Shows

Female youth aged 12 to 24 and youth of both sexes aged 14 to 16 living in states with legalized medical marijuana or recreational marijuana between 2000 and 2019 had higher rates of death by suicide than youth in states with no such laws, according to a report in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.


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Study: Link Between Cannabis Use Disorder and Schizophrenia Highest Among Young Men

Young men with cannabis use disorder (CUD) are at an increased risk of developing schizophrenia, a new study has found. Researchers estimated that up to 30% of cases of schizophrenia among men aged 21-30 might have been prevented if CUD had been averted.



‘Smart Drugs’ Underdeliver and Can Bring Trouble

One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you … smarter? 


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Universities Require a Sustainable Structure and Evaluation Plan to Address Substance Misuse on Campus

Julie Edwards is Director of the Skorton Center for Health Initiatives at Cornell University. In this month's article, Julie walks prevention professionals through the elements of a sustainable structure to combating drug misuse, as well as the ingredients for an effective evaluation plan.