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College Students are Still Driving Impaired and We Need to Do Something About It

Dr. Jim Lange is Executive Director of the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery, an academic center of The Ohio State University, and Coordinator of Alcohol and Other Drug Initiatives at San Diego State University. In this month’s article, Dr. Lange focuses on impaired driving among college students and an urgent call to action to prevent it.


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Colleges Turn to Students’ Peers for Mental-Health Support

In a dimly lit room strung with green Christmas lights, a student sits before a telephone, awaiting calls from struggling peers.


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College Recovery Program for Young Adults in the Age of COVID

Our College Recovery Program supports our young adult clients seeking to attend college for the very first time or who have returned to college post a medical leave following a treatment episode.



Organizations Partner to Provide Lifesaving Measures on WV College Campuses

(West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute) The West Virginia Collegiate Recovery Network (WVCRN) and the West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute (WV DII) have launched a new overdose prevention initiative on West Virginia’s college and university campuses entitled, “Be The One.”


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Newsom’s $50 million opioids education pledge comes as colleges warn of risks

(Cal Matters) California would funnel $50 million into educating young people about the risks of opioids and fentanyl under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest budget proposal, which comes as colleges are trying to make students aware of the dangers of those drugs. 


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2021 PSA Contest Winners Announced

(January 14, 2022) Winners of the Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest were just announced!


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Gearing Up for NASPA’s Strategies Conference

We always look forward to this time of year as we continue our partnership with NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, and help to cosponsor its annual Strategies Conference.


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Substance Abuse on Campus: Challenges First-Year College Students Face

(Campus Safety) As many college students head home for winter break, some are going home for the first time since they moved away for college. While first-year college students enjoy exciting opportunities to make new friends, boost their knowledge, and gain independence, they also face challenges that increase their risk of alcohol and drug abuse.



Ball State social work students organize drug takeback program

(The Daily) As temperatures dropped in Muncie Thursday afternoon, a group of students braved the cold at the Scramble Light for a good cause.



Simulated emergency at Nicolet College gives students real-world experience

(Northwoods Star Journal) In an emergency, several professions often must work together quickly and efficiently in order to provide the services necessary to ensure the safety and positive outcome for all involved.