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The Student Center

Welcome to the Student Center! Here, you can find information about college substance misuse, ways you can help a friend that is struggling with addiction, facts about drugs on your campus, and more.  

Video: Overview of the Student Center

Rich Lucey, Senior Prevention Program Manager in DEA's Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section, discusses's Student Center section. Watch.

Now Announcing: Peer Education Portal

Are you passionate about teaching your fellow students about health and safety matters surrounding alcohol and other drug use? The Student Center is creating the Peer Education Portal as a resource for students. Check it out!

Top Articles

Fact or Fiction: Finding the Truth Online about Drug Information 
Cannabis on Campus? Not Allowed


How to Help a Friend

It’s difficult to have a conversation with someone on campus you suspect might have a drug problem, especially if it is someone you have a close relationship with, such as a roommate, teammate, classmate, or coworker. Check out  this article for some ways you can prepare and proceed. 



Fact Cards

Marijuana use and the misuse of prescription drugs are significant issues on many campuses across the nation. Check out the fact cards below for quick stats on the problem. 


Want to spread the word about the consequences of marijuana and prescription drug misuse? Print out these posters below to post around campus.

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The publication below provides an overview of the prevalence of marijuana use among youth and young adults; the physical, academic, and social consequences; tips for how to get involved to prevent marijuana use among youth and young adults; and federal resources to assist in such efforts.



Information From Other Websites


General Information About Alcohol and Other Drugs

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at NIH (


Mixing Prescriptions and Alcohol

Harmful Interactions (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)



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"The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research" (National Academies)

Marijuana Edibles Fact Sheet (County of Los Angeles Public Health)
Marijuana and Public Health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
"Marijuana use trajectories and academic outcomes among college students." (National Institutes of Health)


Prescription Drugs

Prescription Stimulants (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

Ritalin Abuse (Health Day)

A Guide to Safe Use of Pain Medicine (U.S. Food & Drug Administration)

Drug Facts: Prescription Opioids (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

Prescription opioid use is a risk factor for heroin use (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

Video: My Smart Dose/ (Alabama Department of Mental Health)



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