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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.


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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!