Undocumented immigrants do not increase prevalence of drug, alcohol crimes and deaths in the U.S.

Despite being saddled with many factors associated with drug and alcohol problems, undocumented immigrants are not increasing the prevalence of drug and alcohol crimes and deaths in the United States, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health.

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Study examines prevalence, types of secondhand harm from alcohol among college undergraduates

It's no secret that university life often includes alcohol use, which can sometimes cause harm. Yet harm can also extend beyond the drinker, such as secondhand harm" that is caused by intoxicated people: accidents or domestic, physical, or sexual violence; interrupted sleep or property destruction; and arguments, problems with relationships, or financial problems. Prior research suggests that more than 70 percent of college undergraduates have experienced harm from other students' drinking.

Thousands of Substance Use Prevention Advocates Unite at CADCA's Mid-Year Training Institute

Nearly 2,000 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from around the world will convene in Atlanta, July 23 — 27 for CADCA's (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) 16th annual Mid-Year Training Institute. The week-long training, held at the Marriott Marquis, will teach participants how to address one of our nation's biggest public health challenges — drug use.

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Duke undergrads get wasted more than peers, study shows

A college student getting hammered on a Friday night isn't exactly breaking news—but a survey suggests that it's happening at Duke more than other schools.
The survey, conducted by the American College Health Association in Fall 2016, found that 72.2 percent of Duke undergraduates had consumed alcohol within the past month, almost 10 percent higher than the national average.

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