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Teen Drinking May Cause Irreversible Brain Damage

Teen Drinking May Cause Irreversible Brain Damage | Collegiate Substance Use | Scoop.it
A recent study finds damaged nerve tissue in adolescents who drink heavily.
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Do non-prescription drugs and substance abuse effect school performance?

Do non-prescription drugs and substance abuse effect school performance? | Collegiate Substance Use | Scoop.it

A study conducted at the University of Salamanca in Spain, researched the effects of substance abuse on Prospective Memory (PM) and ability to complete cognitive tasks. Prospective Memory is defined as “the ability we use to formulate intentions, make plans, and retain and execute them at the appropriate place or time (Arana et al., 2011).” The degree to which the substances affected PM and cognitive task abilities, depended on several factors. The factors include how early in life the individual began abusing substances, how frequently the substance was abuse, and how much of the substance was abused. The severity to which an individual partakes in these three categories will predict their decline in PM.

 

The three main substances that are usually looked at, tobacco, marijuana, and alcohol, all influence memory in varying ways. For example, although tobacco is stimulating to the brain and brings about alertness, tobacco users were more apt to experience mood swings and have moments where they draw blanks (Arana et al., 2011). Alcohol has a tendency to instill forgetfulness and deterioration of memory. The good news is that the brain has the ability to repair and recovery lost memories in the brain due to alcohol consumption. The brain only has this capability up to the age of 40, leaving adults at a much higher risk for permanent damage (Arana et al., 2011).

 

Memory and cognitive skills are a vital asset to being academically successful in today’s educational system. Being able to think critically, solve problem, and retain information is essential to meaningful learning. Adolescents who abuse substances are more at risk for lacking in these areas, and in turn, not being as successful academically.


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University students speak about degrading rituals after 30 suspended for drinking initiation (NSW)

University students speak about degrading rituals after 30 suspended for drinking initiation (NSW) | Collegiate Substance Use | Scoop.it

WHEN Michael Bongers arrived at St John's College, the prestigious Catholic boarding institution at the University of Sydney, he brought with him an ambitious reform agenda.  He would change the college's culture: alcohol use would be curbed, initiation rituals ended.  The college, with its 150 years of history, was at once resistant.


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'Wasted' and 'hammered' versus 'buzzed' and 'tipsy' is more than just semantics

'Wasted' and 'hammered' versus 'buzzed' and 'tipsy' is more than just semantics | Collegiate Substance Use | Scoop.it
Prior research found that women tended to use moderate self-referral terms for intoxication, whereas men used heavy terms.
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The Mentor Foundation - Adolescent Brain Development and Drug Abuse

The Mentor Foundation - Adolescent Brain Development and Drug Abuse | Collegiate Substance Use | Scoop.it
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Behavioral management to reduce substance abuse, crime and re-arrest for drug-involved parolees

Behavioral management to reduce substance abuse, crime and re-arrest for drug-involved parolees | Collegiate Substance Use | Scoop.it
A study from Rhode Island Hospital has found that collaborative behavioral management may be effective in reducing substance abuse among convicted marijuana users who are paroled.
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More colleges granting amnesty to students reporting drug, alcohol abuse - Norwalk Reflector

More colleges granting amnesty to students reporting drug, alcohol abuse - Norwalk Reflector | Collegiate Substance Use | Scoop.it
More colleges granting amnesty to students reporting drug, alcohol abuse Norwalk Reflector Good Samaritan policies granting amnesty to students who call 911 to assist a classmate at risk of an overdose or alcohol abuse, even though they are high...

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Preventing 'Molly' Deaths - Inside Higher Ed

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Preventing 'Molly' Deaths
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While use of Molly, a more pure form of ecstasy, among college students isn't as common as use of alcohol or marijuana, the deaths have given the issue new urgency.

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Fake ID Use May Lead To Alcohol Use Disorders Later In Life; Two-Thirds Of College Students Could Be At Risk

Fake ID Use May Lead To Alcohol Use Disorders Later In Life; Two-Thirds Of College Students Could Be At Risk | Collegiate Substance Use | Scoop.it
Underage college students who use fake IDs to purchase alcohol are more likely to develop alcohol use disorders.

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Sex addiction not actually an addiction - News - Bubblews

Sex addiction not actually an addiction - News - Bubblews | Collegiate Substance Use | Scoop.it
Speak Freely. Write Your World. (Sex addiction not actually an addiction - News - Bubblews http://t.co/rwJ8hqCIla #bubblews)
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New NIDA resource helps families navigate addiction treatment options

New NIDA resource helps families navigate addiction treatment options | Collegiate Substance Use | Scoop.it
A new resource, Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What to Ask, will help individuals and families struggling with addiction ask the right questions before choosing a drug treatment program. It was developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse...
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