Tag: college

  • Influential factors in college drinking

    Co-authored by: Jamie Felzer What influences students’ college drinking decisions? Do friends peer pressure them? Do they do it because they are bored? Do they drink to relieve depression or anxiety? Researchers recently tried to answer these questions by surveying college students… 65% of the participants reported having at least one drink in the past […]

  • Alcohol, sleep, and school work: College drinking and GPA

    Co-authored by: Jamie Felzer We all know that college students often party and sleep more than they actually study.  But do heavy alcohol use and poor sleep patterns cause poor grades? A recently published study found that just altering bed times by 2 hours can throw off your sleepiness during the day.  Most students in […]

  • College drinking and frats – A match made in alcohol heaven?

    contributing author: Gacia Tachejian If you asked college students in America what goes on at a Fraternity or Sorority party they would tell you that drinking alcohol is a major component. The movie Animal House made heavy college drinking a well known fact decades ago, and research backs it up. Studies have consistently shown that […]

  • 420, smoking weed, and drug problems : Marijuana facts

    Co-authored by: Jamie Felzer It’s April 20th, or 4-20, and anyone who smokes marijuana knows what that means – It’s time to smoke weed- a lot of weed! In honor of this “stoner” holiday, or perhaps in reverence of its implications, I wanted to put together a post that explored some recent findings having to […]

  • About Addiction: Heroin, Alcohol, Smoking, and Coffee

    New, interesting, informative articles about addiction to heroin, alcohol, smoking, and coffee drinking . We have some new sites with links listed here. Give us your feedback on what you like! Heroin and opiate addiction Cesar Fax: The number of admissions to state-funded substance abuse treatment facilities citing opiates other than heroin as substance of […]

  • About Addiction: Basics, Smoking and drugs

    Whether you are interested in addiction as a whole or specific drugs, we have it all here.  Read on for some interesting breaking news and informative articles. Addiction Basics Addiction in Recovery: Alcohol and drugs are not the only addictions looming over US college students heads. This article reveals that cut off from the Internet, […]

  • About Addiction- marijuana, tanning, tobacco and more

    We have some great new weekly links for you to enjoy and learn from this week.  And as always please give us feedback if there are topics you would like to see more/less of in our weekly links and articles so we can best help you. CNBC: This article talks about the legalization of marijuana. […]

  • Maybe its not all about friends: Parents, race, alcohol, and drug abuse

    contributing author: Gacia Tachejian Have you ever asked yourself where it is that kids learn about drug use? Parents have long been known to protect their young ones from “bad” influences from outside, but a recent study at Yale shows that a major source influence still exists within the home. Interestingly, the researchers, headed by […]

  • Drug use isn’t the problem – Addiction and the question of legalization or decriminalization

    I don’t keep it a secret that I used to have a very serious drug problem. If you haven’t read it by now, my drug use started early on along with a whole bunch of high-school friends. They smoked weed, I wanted to fit in, and the rest is history. But guess what? Most of […]