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Forum: Open Hearts & Active Minds The Pavilion, Stevenson University  1525 Greenspring Valley Rd, Stevenson MD 21153 Wednesday October 21, 5:00 – 7:00pm College communities are under-resourced to handle the onset of active addiction or mental illness among their student populations. This forum, at Stevenson University in conjunction with Elisif’s Story, is an opportunity to bring awareness of all kinds to this...

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Students most likely to try alcohol, marijuana and inhalants in summer, not school year, study finds. A study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for the first time provides insight on substance use initiation patterns among the one in every five, full-time college students (aged 18 to 22) using illicit or potentially harmful substances, including alcohol. The study, featured in the Baltimore Sun,...

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New study finds colleges can reduce excessive drinking and intoxication at off-campus parties, bars and restaurants with a comprehensive prevention program that includes the surrounding community. Robert Saltz, Ph.D., a Senior Research Scientist at the Pacific Institute of Research and Evaluation is the lead researcher on the Safer California University Program, a multi-campus alcohol prevention study funded by the National Institute...

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New Parent-Focused Website Promotes Student-Parent Conversations about Drinking We’re so excited to launch our new parent-focused website, www.collegeparentsmatter.org! This site focuses squarely on giving parents practical suggestions on how to discuss alcohol-related issues with their college-age child. The site was built for parents and inspired by stories that parents shared with us in focus groups. We also received significant...

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USA Today features Frostburg State University as a model among institutes of higher education for its efforts to curb college drinking in its story “Campus drinking: How a party school sobered up.” Much of its success is credited to President Jonathan Gibralter for his leadership to adopt a hard line around alcohol. President Gibralter’s vision: Rebrand Frostburg University by reforming it. Now, after nine years,...

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The New York Times reported today that Dartmouth College President, Philip J. Hanlon, announced Thursday that he will ban hard alcohol at parties when the spring term begins on March 30. Officials said the ban will apply to any liquor that is 15 percent alcohol. “In the majority of alcohol-induced medical transports, it is hard alcohol — rather than just beer or wine — that lands students on a hospital gurney,” Dr. Hanlon said, and so...

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