College Health & Recovery News

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College’s Mental Health Report Card

There are growing concern over the number of college students with mental health issues. With the number of students who have gone to seek help increasing by 50% in the last year, it is an issue that cannot be ignored. A survey carried out showed that 33% of all students surveyed reported feeling depressed in the past 12 months. 55% of them reported feelings of anxiety while close to 90% felt overwhelmed with the responsibilities. 9% of all surveyed students reported having thoughts of suicide over the last year… read more

Drunkorexia – Dying To Get Drunk

For many people the term drunkorexia is a new term. It is the name of a disturbing new binge-drinking trend that has swept through college campuses. It is a scary new drinking culture where a person restricts food calories to make room for alcoholic drink calories…. read more

Violence On & Off Campus

College campuses should be a safe environment where students come together to share ideas as well as learn. Unfortunately, higher learning institutions are not exempted from violence. Horrific acts like those of mass shootings do bring the subject of violence…. read more

Campus Sexual Assault

The U.S. Department of Justice defines sexual assault as “any type of sexual behavior or contact occurring without the explicit consent of the recipient”. The U.S. DOJ further clarifies sexual assault as forced intercourse, incest, forced sodomy, fondling, attempted rape… read more

Academic Doping

When it comes to performance enhancing drugs, most people immediately think of steroids, which enhance the physical performance of the user. However, in just the past few years, a different performance-enhancing drug has become popular on college campuses, and not for use on the football field… read more

College Drinking

Alcohol is the most widely used substance among American youth. Going to college means the young adults begins to make their own choices, decisions and without their parents around consequence are non-existent. College is a time for personal experimentation in different areas of behavior… read more

Adderall Epidemic?

The number of students in college that are abusing Adderall is increasing at a very high rate. It has become part of the fabric of life in the modern college campuses. Adderall is a combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine, which are central nervous system stimulants that affect the brain… read more

College Recovery Programs

The Association of Recovery in Higher Education also provides additional information about U.S. colleges and universities with recovery programs already established on campus… read more

Support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and others should be established near a college campus to make them accessible to students. An auditorium, classroom or private, sectioned-off area needs to serve as a meeting space where students in recovery can socialize and engage in sober activities (dinners, dances going to the movies, etc)… read more

Assets for Building a Collegiate Recovery Program .PDF

Self-Help Resources

Think you might have a drinking problem?
Think you might have a drug  problem?
Feeling Panicked, Depressed or Anxious?
800 – 233 – 4357
Suicide Hotline
800 – 273 – 8255

 
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