Women and the Dangers of Drinking

Men drink more alcohol than women, but women who drink are at a much higher risk for alcohol-related problems. Short-term problems from excessive drinking can include amnesia, coma, and alcohol poisoning. In the long run, alcohol abuse can lead to an increased risk of heart disease, liver disease, stroke, and various cancers. For many of these alcohol-related problems, women who drink progress to the more serious stages of these diseases more quickly and may be more likely to die from them.

Read More »

“Study Drug” Abuse by College Students: What You Need to Know

Approximately 2.5 million Americans are prescribed prescription stimulants such as Adderall or Ritalin to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a brain disorder that makes it difficult to concentrate and increases impulsive behavior. Prescription stimulants help to reduce these symptoms. However, many people use these drugs for non-medical purposes and without a prescription, especially college students who buy them from a friend with a prescription.

Read More »

Sexual Violence on Campus: What Numbers Can and Can’t Tell Us

Sexual assault on campus has become a hot-button issue. This article looks at the best data regarding sexual violence on campus, including a 2015 study and two larger, previous studies. These three studies vary somewhat in precise numbers, but all three reach the same conclusion—sexual assault exists at high rates on college campuses.

Read More »