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Integrating Peer Education in Drug Misuse Prevention Efforts: Considerations for Effective Practice

Within the broad scope of the public health approach, there are many arenas in which trained peer educators can serve as allies to assist in our drug misuse prevention and intervention efforts.



NC university making Narcan available to students

(WNCT, February 15) East Carolina University’s Student Health Services announced that ECU students will have access to the lifesaving medication naloxone, better known as Narcan.


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From 2-Day Prime to the Dark Web: Buying Drugs Online

As an educator, counselor, and dedicated wellness professional within institutions of higher education, it’s important that I understand the generational zeitgeist of my young adult students.



Even when sober, frequent marijuana users are dangerous drivers, report finds

(NBC News, January 15) Even when sober, some heavy marijuana users are dangerous drivers, a new study suggests.


Troy University Wins Campus PSA Contest

(January 21, 2020) Congratulations to Troy University! Students at the Alabama school created the video that won first place in the 4th annual Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest.


Resources: Campus Safety Awareness Month

State backs #ProtectYourBrain campaign and other campus anti-opioid efforts

(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 9) Students at a campus in a county pounded by the opioid epidemic will soon start seeing, over and over again, a social-media-friendly message: #ProtectYourBrain.



Is marijuana linked to psychosis, schizophrenia? It's contentious, but doctors, feds say yes

(USA Today, December 15) A number of physicians and parents are pushing back against the long-held assertion of users and advocates that marijuana is a safe, benign and even beneficial drug.



Addiction Support Goes Mainstream

(Inside Higher Ed, November 7) While public health officials and policy makers have been focused on stemming the nation’s deadly opioid epidemic, higher ed institutions have directed attention to tackling alcoholism and drug addiction among students.



Study: Men who smoke marijuana daily may increase risk of testicular cancer

(MSN, December 5)  There's new evidence that a daily marijuana-smoking habit could increase your risk of testicular cancer.


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Addressing Drug-related Violence on Campus: Analyze Before Acting

Substance misuse and violence are both key concerns in campus communities. But what about the overlap of these issues?