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Cocaine Abuse Among College Students: Knowing When to Get Help

College Student Buying Cocaine Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addiction Specialist Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Center Cocaine is a stimulant that increases dopamine levels in the brain; it comes in the form of a white powder. Typically, the drug is snorted. There are other routes of administration, including but not limited to, being rubbed into the gums or placed [...]
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Alcohol and Marijuana Associated With Lower GPA

College girls Substance abuse has always been strongly associated with poor grades, worse graduation rates and increased difficulty in finding and maintaining good jobs. According to a recent study, published on March 8, 2017, by Shashwath Meda from Hartford Hospital/Institute of Living, college students excessively abusing alcohol and marijuana had consistently lower GPA. Current Trends Alcohol and [...]
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Fighting Alcohol Abuse on College Campuses

College students Alcohol Abuse is a problematic behavior on college campuses, with 59.4% of college students report drinking in the past month and 39% report binge drinking [1]. College campus are increasingly working to combat alcohol among its students. College drinking it typically seen as a right of passage, and occurs at parties on and off campus, [...]
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How to Support a College Student Addicted to Drugs

Woman In College Looking Out Her Window As She Thinks About Her Addiction To Adderrall - Addiction Hope Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addictions Program Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Center Once you have awareness and acceptance that your child or loved one is struggling with an addiction, you may feel helpless as to understanding how to support them. Support can be approached in different ways according to their own awareness and acceptance of their [...]
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Social Media on College Campuses and Addiction

College student addicted to social media When the University of Maryland researchers looked at students abstaining from media, students reported in the same terms as associated with drug and alcohol addictions, withdrawal symptoms, intense cravings, significant anxiety and antsy feeling. Students reported thoughts in ‘vivid detail,’ anxiety attacks, and depression [1, 2]. Students reported that they were unwilling and unable to [...]
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