Research + News | Topic: Substance Abuse

Pandemic Has Cut Into College Kids’ Drinking, Study Shows

Among students who used alcohol, the number of days they drank per week fell from 3.1 to 2.7 for those who moved from living with peers to parents, but rose from 3 to 3.7 for those who remained living with peers, and from 2 to 3.3 for those who remained living with their parents. Read the article here.

College Students Picking Pot Over Drinking In States Where It’s Legal

In states where pot is legal, college kids use it more, but binge-drink less. Read the article here.

Nearly A Third Of College Kids Think ADHD Meds Boost Grades

But adolescent health experts say there’s no evidence to support that belief. Read the article here.

Drink Spiking a Problem on U.S. Campuses

Drink spiking may be prevalent on U.S. college campuses, and women are at much greater risk than men, new research finds.

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Daily Marijuana Use Among College Students At Highest Rate In 35 Years

U.S. college students today smoke weed at a higher rate than at any time in the past 35 years, surpassing daily cigarette smoking for the first time in 2014. Read the article here.