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For the Culture: The Role of Family, Faith, and Cultural Competence in Prevention at HBCUs in Louisiana

One thing that remains consistent, not only in our statewide data but also in national research, is that Black students at HBCUs tend to use substances less, particularly alcohol.

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Colleges and Universities Need Campuswide Culture Change to Better Support Students’ Well-Being and Address Mental Health Problems

(The National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine, January 13)  A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine calls on U.S. colleges and universities to take comprehensive, campuswide approaches to more effectively address mental health and substance use problems among students and to develop cultures that support well-being.

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DEA and SAMHSA announce winners of Red Ribbon Week campus video Public Service Announcement contest

WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration named North Dakota State College of Science, and the University of Miami winners of the 5th Annual Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest. The contest, co-sponsored by DEA and SAMHSA, was part of the 2020 Red Ribbon Week activities. Participants produced a 30- to 60-second video public service announcement focusing on the dangers of alcohol and drug misuse among college students.

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Tips for Talking to Teens and Young Adults About Drugs During the Holidays

Are your teens or young adults home for holiday break?   With the stress of school or campus life behind them for a few weeks, this can be a great time for you to talk to them about substance misuse. 

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College students drinking more alcohol covid-19 Kent State study

(WKYC, November 24)  People are drinking more this year, that's for sure. According to a new study from Kent State University's School of Public Health, college students are drinking even more than they typically do, though. 

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Facts About Drug-Impaired Driving

Driving under the influence of over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs, or marijuana or other illicit drugs is referred to as drug-impaired driving.

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Supporting Student-Veterans on Campus: Lessons from Lived Experience

I was barely old enough to order a beer when I found myself being deployed to Iraq. This was post-9/11 so to say tensions were high is an understatement at best. I was thrown right into the deep end.

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College students are drinking less alcohol, but smoking more weed

(Philly Voice, October 13) Alcohol abstinence has been a growing trend among college-aged adults over the last two decades. It's an encouraging shift that aligns with a decline in alcohol use disorder. 

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Vaping, marijuana use in 2019 rose in college-age adults

(National Institute on Drug Abuse, September 16) Vaping marijuana and vaping nicotine rose sharply in the past three years among college-age (19-22 years old) adults, according to 2019 survey results from the Monitoring the Future (MTF) study.