Monday, September 12, 2011

Working Together to Improve Public Health and Safety on College Campuses

David K. Mineta, Deputy Director for Demand Reduction, Office of National Drug Control Policy

Across the country, college and university campuses are welcoming new and returning students. As the first hints of fall are felt, excitement and opportunity are in the air. At the same time, we know the new school year also ushers in risks. For about 40 percent of college students, binge drinking will be a part of their college experience. Making matters worse, a 2010 national survey found that about 14 percent of college students reported marijuana or other drug use over the past month. It is no surprise that binge drinking and drug use are problems on our campuses. Nor is it a surprise to learn that drug use and addiction can result in missed classes and lower grades. Read Full Story...

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