Alcohol and drugs

Another Round (or Five)

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New study shows many students greatly exceed traditional criteria for binge drinking, and urges focus on those most at risk.

How Healthy Are Campus Health Centers?

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Directors share perspectives on where their profession is going -- and some worry about the trends.

Ups and Downs in NCAA Drug Tests

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Association reports decline in positive results for steroids, but increases in street drug and stimulant use.

Student Government in Exile

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President suspended and vice president expelled at New Paltz -- but they have a lawyer threatening to sue and video that supports their defense.

Crime and (Minimal) Punishment

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State judge says NYU can't order student found guilty of marijuana possession to perform 500 hours of community service.

A 'Strategic' Approach to Drinking

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Pre-game, pre-party, pre-funk ... how to pre-vent?

Call “pre-gaming” by any of its other names and it still translates the same for substance abuse specialists seeking strategies to control the ubiquitous “pre-party,” generally defined as a small group of students drinking together in a dorm room or other private space prior to an actual party or social event.

It's Halloween Weekend on Campus

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At colleges across the country, students will be dressing up and downing drinks this weekend, engaging in any number of tricks not for kids. Traditions, new and old, die hard on Halloween. One legendary party is being resurrected, another lives on, while others on campus use Halloween as an opportunity to do good -- and even, strange as it may seem, to address the country’s challenges in science education.

One State's Findings on Imbibing

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The charm may have gone out of smoking, but a survey released Thursday suggests that students in Minnesota remain a hard drinking crowd. The study’s author said the results show that tobacco reduction programs can be effective, but that campus health officials have to think up creative solutions to lessen binge drinking.

Stealing the News

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Thousands of papers disappear at U. of Kentucky -- latest in string of thefts of student publications on various campuses.

Meth Use: How Widespread on Campus?

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As Justice Department reaches out to students, health educators are unsure of the extent of the problem.

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