Alcohol and drugs

The Next Student Health Problem?

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Ramapo College bans potent and inexpensive alcoholic energy drinks, illustrating increasingly widespread concern about the beverages' popularity among students.

Bath Salts, Spice and Drugs That Entice

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As "bath salts" are banned by lawmakers left and right, administrators consider how their own policies address designer drugs that come and go.

Dealing (With) Drugs at Elite Colleges

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After three major drug busts at highly selective colleges shatter student stereotypes, institutions are left to ponder what they will -- or won't -- do next.

It Takes a Village

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Colleges work with local communities to reduce high-risk binge drinking by students both over and under 21.

Colleges Fling Spring Parties

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Fed up with students' rowdy behavior, some universities are canceling seasonal campus traditions before they can get any more out of hand.

"[Insert Word Here] in a Can"

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A few months ago, a drink called Four Loko caught the attention of students, colleges, news media and politicians across the country. Its dangerous mix of lots of caffeine and lots of alcohol made it a target of the Food and Drug Administration, which eventually outlawed the beverage – though it has since returned, sans the caffeine.

Dubbed “blackout in a can,” Four Loko and the craze it spawned ultimately fell off the college radar.

Cue “binge in a can.”

Prescriptions and Prevention

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Abuse of legal drugs among college students continues to rise, but successful methods of averting problems are less prevalent.

'Not Your Parents' Pot'

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PHOENIX – Discussion about substance abuse on college campuses generally doesn’t center on marijuana, which makes fewer headlines these days than prescription drugs or, of course, booze.


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