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Substance Use, Physical Health

Innovations in Behavioral Health Care

Maximizing the Effectiveness of Virtual Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA The negative consequences associated with high-risk drinking, including academic impairment, social harms, injury, and death (White & Hingson, 2013) are perennial concerns. Nearly one-third…

MCQ. Issue 22
07/14/2021
Substance Use

Survey: College Administrators See Rise in Marijuana Issues

More students see marijuana as safe, creating downstream effects on college campuses A majority of college administrators in a new survey say that more students believe marijuana to be “safe,” drawing concern that changing national attitudes about marijuana might have downstream effects on college campuses. Administrators say the number of…

MCQ. Issue 8
12/21/2017
Mental and Behavioral Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Science Summary

Public Health Approach to Suicide Prevention and Management on Campus A new report by Victor Schwartz, Chief Medical Officer of the Jed Foundation, addresses the risk of suicide among college students and explains an emerging approach to suicide prevention on college campuses. Suicide is the second leading cause of death…

MCQ. Issue 7
09/29/2017
Substance Use

Haven at College Addresses Addiction and Stigma

In mid-July, the Marvin Center at George Washington University was bursting with college students in various forms of predictive behaviors, lounging on lobby furniture, hurrying by on cell phones. But on this particular day, most of the students at the Marvin Center were also participating in the eighth annual National…

MCQ. Issue 7
09/29/2017
Substance Use

Q&A: Jonathan Gibralter

Jonathan Gibralter is a three-time college president and a leading spokesperson for preventing dangerous drinking on college campuses. He is the co-chair of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) President’s Working Group to Address Harmful Student Drinking. He was instrumental in developing the College Alcohol Intervention Matrix…

MCQ. Issue 7
09/29/2017
Mental and Behavioral Health, Physical Health

Science Summary

A recap of research worth nothing 1. Institutional Wealth and Low Income Students A new report by the Education Trust reveals that in 2013, roughly 3.6 percent of colleges and universities — which equates to 138 schools — held 75 percent of all endowment wealth, each holding at least half-a-billion…

MCQ. Issue 4
09/09/2016
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