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Welcome to the Student Center! Here you can find facts about drug use and misuse among college students, ways you can help a friend that is struggling with drug misuse or addiction, prevention resources, and more.
Rich Lucey, Senior Prevention Program Manager in DEA's Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section, discusses CampusDrugPrevention.gov's Student Center section. Watch.
One Pill Can Kill
In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the availability of counterfeit prescription pills laced with either fentanyl or methamphetamine. According to DEA lab tests, 6 out of 10 fentanyl-laced pills contain a lethal dose of the synthetic opioid.
To learn more about the dangers of counterfeit pills visit DEA's One Pill Can Kill page.
Also, check out our article "How Schools Educate Students About Fake Pills" to learn how campuses across the nation are spreading information about the dangers of counterfeit pills.
Are you passionate about teaching your fellow students about health and safety matters surrounding alcohol and other drug use? The Student Center has created the Peer Education Portal as a resource for students. Check it out!
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.
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 (click on each image to open the PDFs).
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.
This guide provides you with the steps to get your chapter started and some suggestions for activities you can organize on campus. The success of prevention efforts hinges on many individuals and departments working together. Be sure to seek out who is responsible for managing your campus’s efforts to prevent drug use and misuse, and ask them to collaborate with you on your student-led 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 (CollegeDrinkingPrevention.gov)
Mixing Prescriptions and Alcohol
Harmful Interactions (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
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 Stimulants (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
Ritalin Abuse (Health Day)
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/MySmartDose.com (Alabama Department of Mental Health)
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