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Healthy Buffs: Supporting a friend

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...
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The academic hangover: How your brain is affected by drinking

Rate this article and enter to winAfter a hard day or week, some of us look forward to unwinding with a drink or two. No big deal if we’re over the legal drinking age...
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The power of placebo: Is it the alcohol – or is it partly in...

Rate this article and enter to winThe minimum legal age for drinking alcohol in the US is 21.Anyone who has tried alcohol knows that it affects how we feel, communicate, and behave. After a...
Healthy Buffs: Let’s talk about marijuana

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...
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When is alcohol a problem? How to talk about lower-risk drinking choices

Rate this article and enter to winMost students make healthy decisions when it comes to drinking alcohol, including the roughly 30 percent who didn’t drink at all in the last 30 days, according to...
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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...
Opioid epidemic: What it looks like, what it means, & what to do

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:...
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Personal mixology: Your body, your life, your limits

Rate this article and enter to winNot all of us can handle the same amount of alcohol. Brian M., a student at the University of Colorado, says it’s important to drink water and know...
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The student guide to going out

Rate this article and enter to winGoing to a party? Or throwing one? Party-throwers and party-goers play a vital role in shaping the culture of your campus. Party-throwers are the social engineers who design...
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With someone who drank too much? How you can help

Rate this article and enter to winDoes this sound familiar? You’re out with your friends and everyone is enjoying themselves—swaying to the music, unwinding, and perhaps having a few drinks. But you notice one...