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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Opioid epidemic: What it looks like, what it means, & what to do

Rate this article and enter to win What do you know about opioid abuse and addiction? Take our quiz to see how your knowledge compares to other students’, and find answers to questions like these:...

Healthy Buffs: Let’s talk about marijuana

Marijuana and its active components (THC and CBD) exist in many forms and strengths and can affect people differently.If you choose to use, consider these questions:Do you know your limits?If you plan to use, consider...

Healthy Buffs: Supporting a friend

Making connections with others is an important part of the university experience. Drinking alcohol or using other drugs are sometimes seen as a vehicle for socializing*. It’s helpful to consider how these might impact the...

Sober support: What works for students in recovery?

Rate this article and enter to winThere are many reasons why a student might choose a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle. For students in recovery from substance use, that decision is an important one -...

Ask a pharmacologist: Can I take something to boost my brain?

Rate this article and enter to winAssignments accumulating? Exams coming up? Halfway through this semester, you may be wondering how you’ll make it all happen. As a pharmacologist on a large campus, I routinely...

Healthy Buffs: What recovery looks like

Recovery can mean different things to different people. In general, recovery is a process of change that helps individuals improve both their physical and mental health and regain their sense of purpose. Sam Randall,...
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When is marijuana use a problem? And why that’s hard to answer

Rate this article and enter to winAs marijuana laws become more forgiving in Colorado and other states, marijuana may be more accessible. For anyone who’s using (or considering using) marijuana, it’s important to unravel...

Getting festive this winter break

From family dinners to ugly sweater parties, the holidays can be a time of celebrating, feasting, and drinking. Whether holiday traditions, ringing in the new year, or just enjoying time at home are on...
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Vaping: What we know so far — & what we don’t

Rate this article and enter to winWhen e-cigarettes hit the market 10 years ago, they were advertised as a clean, safe alternative to traditional smoking. To some extent, that may be true; they do...
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Drinking? 7 ways to get what you want from it

 Having the drink without the downsideDo you choose to drink alcohol? If so, chances are you’re interested in figuring out how to get alcohol’s buzz (feeling chatty, relaxed, and socially connected) while avoiding its negative effects (feeling tired,...