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$750 Planning Stipends to Host Communities Talk Event Still Available

A limited number of planning stipends are still available for institutions of higher education and community-based organizations that would like to participate in Communities Talk to Prevent Underage DrinkingBut stipends are going quickly!


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DEA Wins International Award for Publication Aimed at Preventing Drug Misuse Among College Students

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has been recognized by the National Association of Government Communicators for its publication designed for colleges and universities.  


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Substance Misuse Prevention in the Pandemic: Lessons Learned

The COVID-19 pandemic is the public health crisis of this century. In a sense we are all riding the same storm, but in different boats.



Bowling Green State University Student Death Renews Conversations About Hazing

(NPR, May 4) There were zero reported deaths from college hazing incidents in 2020, but as campuses reopen to students, there have already been two hazing-related deaths this year.



Healthy Ways to Deal with Stress

(April 21) Stress is defined as the body’s reaction to a challenge or demand. It’s a normal part of most people’s lives. 


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Reflections from the American College Health Association’s Immediate Past-President

Katrin Wesner-Harts, Ed.D., Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington



Partying in a Socially Distant Way

(March 15) During the last 12 months, the pandemic – and the social distancing guidelines that accompanied it – has changed the way many college students interact.  



Rx Summit Spotlight | Officials Aim to Improve Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Availability on Campuses

(Addiction Professional, March 2) As opioid-involved deaths climb across the country, university administrators are tasked with developing comprehensive plans for keeping their campuses safe.


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Substance Misuse and Eating Disorders

Millions of Americans either have, or at one point in their lives had, an eating disorder.  Just like with substance misuse, these disorders can be linked to unhealthy compulsory behavior, which can have devastating effects on a person’s physical and mental well-being. 



College Dating Violence and Substance Misuse

Dating violence is a serious issue on many college campuses throughout the country.  Unfortunately, substance misuse can make a troubled relationship even more volatile.