Alcohol and drugs

Medical amnesty policies encourage students to call 911

Student deaths and drug overdoses are prompting discussions on and off college campuses about strengthening medical amnesty and Good Samaritan laws to protect bystanders who call 911.


Colleges offer students recovering from drug and alcohol problems support and a place to gather

Recovery programs that help students with alcohol and drug problems are more welcome as campus leaders try to help students overcome social barriers that prevent them from earning degrees.


West Virginia requires students take drug test to qualify for free tuition

West Virginia joins other states in offering free tuition at community colleges. But the new law is unique in asking all students seeking eligibility to pass a drug test.


Study: 8 in 10 students said they engaged in behaviors related to "drunkorexia"

More than 80 percent of college students in a new study said they have skipped a meal, induced vomiting or used a laxative in order to consume more alcohol.


Masculinity programming at University of Redlands hopes to help men be 'authentic selves'

Colleges are increasingly creating masculinity programs, aimed at boosting retention while encouraging students to rethink what it means to "be a man."


Can college bans on hard liquor be effective?

When colleges ban hard liquor, even for students over 21, does drinking behavior change? Or is it just forced off campus?


How institutions handle drug violations varies greatly

Recent arrests at Wesleyan following Molly overdoses raise questions of why drug arrests are so rare at small private colleges -- but common elsewhere.

Four Wesleyan students arrested in investigation of drug hospitalizations

Charges follow hospitalizations of 12 after use of club drug Molly. University immediately suspends those who were arrested.

Wesleyan on alert after string of student hospitalizations related to party drug

Wesleyan's president warns students to steer clear of the party drug and to turn in who is dealing it on campus, but this weekend's hospitalizations were not the first for the university.

Freshman deaths show risks of transitioning to college life

At least eight freshmen at U.S. universities have died so far this year. How can colleges help alter the behaviors of students they're only just starting to know?




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