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19
Jan

Nonmedical Use of Prescription Stimulants Affect On GPA

On college campuses across America, students frequently engage in non-prescribed stimulant use for a number of reasons. Young adults in college commonly take drugs, like Adderall and Ritalin, in order to get an edge for studying or test taking. Others will take the drugs on the weekend in order to gain energy for prolonged partying....
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30
Sep

College Parties Without Alcohol

Young adults who are actively working a program of recovery often find it difficult to take part in college partying. Being around drugs and alcohol is not conducive to keeping one’s program on track, as it has been known to lead to relapse. However, the college years are not about being a stick in the...
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07
Jul

Drunkorexia: A Concerning Binge Drinking Trend

College drinking is a topic we discuss fairly regularly. The reason for that is the fact that how people drink alcohol in college can have a significant impact on the course of one’s life. Nevertheless, many young adults fail to understand that alcohol can send you on a journey, one that can take years from...
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29
Sep

College Students Less Likely to be Advised by Doctors on Substance Use

Screening college students for drug and alcohol use is of the utmost importance, crucial for spotting problems early and referring students toward appropriate assistance. Unfortunately, substance use problems often go unnoticed; problems get out of hand and serious consequences can result. It is no secret that college campuses can be hotbeds of reckless drinking and...
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29
Jul

Protective Strategies for Safe Drinking May Backfire

Many college students engage in drinking alcohol, and in many ways consuming alcohol is a big part of college life. College campuses around the country make alcohol a top priority, discouraging the practice of binge drinking and driving under the influence. While such campaigns may make an impression on students, causing students to be proactive...
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02
Jul

Initiative to Address Eating Disorders on College Campuses

Our society puts a lot of pressure on how we are expected to look, and for some people that pressure can lead to unhealthy practices – especially among teenage girls and young women. Attempting to achieve a particular weight or body type can lead to eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia. On college...
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27
Feb

MOLLY ~ “Once More With Feeling”

English: Olin Library, Wesleyan University Middletown CT. The view from Foss Hill. From left to right: Judd Hall, Harriman Hall (which houses the Public Affairs Center and CSS), and Olin Memorial Library. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Let us introduce you to MOLLY, again Over the past week the news items about the drug MOLLY have once...
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06
Feb

“Give It The Old College Try” May Not Be Enough When It Comes To Student Loan Debt

Money worries haunt college students from freshman year on… For more than 100 years people in the United States have used the phrase “give it the old college try.” Merriam-Webster’s dictionary provides a simple definition: a zealous all-out effort. In today’s world given the price of college and the debts incurred by most students giving...
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05
Feb

Colleges Grapple With Alcohol Abuse

English: The Mountainlair is the Student Union building at West Virginia University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Grapple is an old-fashion word… You don’t often hear someone use the word “grapple” or the phrase “grappling with;” today we are using it in the sense of being engaged in a struggle or to try to overcome or deal...
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23
Dec

Parents: How Much Do You Understand About College Students And ADHD Prescription Diversion?

Maybe you should have a holiday conversation about ADHD drugs… Yes, this is the holiday season! College students across the country are returning home or meeting family members for a holiday vacation. Not to mention high school students will be enjoying their holiday break, as well.  It is the time of year when we all...
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