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Effects of Marijuana and How to Help

(Partnership to End Addiction) Monday began National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) – started by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), it inspires meaningful conversations around youth substance use. We are honored to partner with NIDA to share facts around topics that are often steeped in misinformation and stigma. 


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DEA Reports Widespread Threat of Fentanyl Mixed with Xylazine

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is warning the American public of a sharp increase in the trafficking of fentanyl mixed with xylazine. Xylazine, also known as “Tranq,” is a powerful sedative that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved for veterinary use.


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These Are The Signs That Someone Has Been Roofied

Experts discuss the ways to tell if a person has been drugged and what to do if you suspect it's happened.


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Study Finds National Rise in Alcohol and Marijuana Use Among College Students as More States Legalize Pot

Simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use among college students is on the rise across the country, according to a new Tulane University study published in the journal Addictive Behavior Reports.


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Hokie Wellness to Offer a Winter Break REVIVE! Opioid Overdose Emergency Response Training

The opioid epidemic is a public health crisis and has claimed the lives of 2,226 Virginians in the year of 2021 alone.



Accessing Grant Funding and Other Resources to Support Our Work: Strategies for Success

Dr. M. Dolores Cimini is Director of the Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research at the University at Albany, SUNY. Dr. Peggy Glider is the Coordinator for Evaluation and Research at the University of Arizona Campus Health Service. In this month's article, they address program sustainability, resource diversification, and 10 keys to grantwriting success.


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Texarkana College Hosted Opioid Epidemic Discussion

TEXARKANA, Texas - One pill can kill was the message behind an "Opioid Crisis and Fentanyl Lecture Series" hosted Wednesday morning at Texarkana College.



College Campus Puts in ‘Nalox Boxes’ to Prevent Overdoses

As the amount of drug overdoses continues to climb, local college educators are trying something different.


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Marijuana Use on Campus Grew as Legalization Spread

Opponents and proponents of legalizing marijuana have long debated whether prohibiting or decriminalizing it would lead to increased usage of the drug by young people.



Advisory: Cannabidiol (CBD) – Potential Harms, Side Effects, and Unknowns

Discover the risks and harms of cannabidiol (CBD), as well as common misconceptions.