April 23, 2013
Police confiscated a two-pound, four-foot-long joint Saturday during a University of California, Santa Cruz 4/20 party.
March 24, 2013
An alcohol and drug task force formed in the fall by Washington State University (WSU) President Elson S. Floyd is developing a blueprint to cut a disturbing trend at colleges nationwide — alcohol abuse among students.
March 15, 2013
Children who do not have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) should not be given Ritalin, Adderall and other ADHD medications so they can improve their study habits.
March 13, 2013
The Texas Tech police department has received commendation from the Department of Public Safety for handling a potential methamphetamine lab in a dormitory.
March 13, 2013
Authorities have charged three Fresno State students with misdemeanor hazing in connection with the alcohol-related death of a Fresno State University freshman, who died last year at a Theta Chi fraternity party.
February 4, 2013
Rockhurst High School will begin conducting mandatory random drug test during the 2013-2014 school year.
December 18, 2012
Five members of the Northern Illinois University (NIU) chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha have been charged with Class 4 felony hazing while 17 others have been charged with misdemeanor hazing.
December 6, 2012
A study found that the RASGRF-2 gene plays a crucial role in the way alcohol stimulates the brain to release dopamine, which triggers feelings of reward. Researchers noted that those with a genetic variation of the gene were more likely to be heavy drinkers.
October 10, 2012
Investigators say that a nude, 18-year old University of South Alabama (USA) freshman had taken LSD and assaulted others before a campus police officer fatally shot him early Saturday morning.
October 4, 2012
A six-year-old student at Ethel Baker Elementary School brought a bag of methamphetamine to class with him Sept. 29.
October 3, 2012
Despite the progress, nearly one million high school teens still drink and drive each year.
September 28, 2012
Early on Saturday morning a 20-year-old University of Tennessee (UT) student who was pledging at a fraternity was admitted to a local medical center with a blood alcohol content of more than .4.
September 26, 2012
The University of Virginia has been ranked the No. 1 party school by Playboy magazine. The University of Southern California came in second.
September 25, 2012
Report also shows reductions in binge and heavy drinking among underage youth.
September 4, 2012
Philip Dhanens died only about two weeks into his first semester at the university. At this point, it is suspected Dhanens’ death is alcohol-related, according to the Fresno County Coroner Office.
July 6, 2012
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has released reports on the use of substances by youths ages 12 to 17. The reports show that youths are far more likely to start using most substances during the summer than during other parts of the year.
June 29, 2012
House and Senate negotiators have agreed on legislation to control 26 synthetic drugs under the Controlled Substances Act. These drugs include those commonly found in products marketed as “K2” and “Spice.”
June 26, 2012
Increased use of alcohol or drugs, sleeping too little or too much and talking about feeling hopeless are all possible signs that a person might be considering suicide.
June 15, 2012
LGBT youth are twice as likely as their peers to say they have been physically assaulted, kicked, or shoved at school. More than one-half of LGBT youth (54 percent) say they have been verbally harassed and called names involving anti-gay slurs.
April 17, 2012
Youth who attended meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous during their treatment experienced significantly better substance use outcomes, according to a new study.