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Despite the widespread implementation of alcohol prevention and education programs on college campuses, many colleges and universities, especially those where sports reign supreme, are legitimizing the notion that alcohol is a necessary feature of any sporting event and lending their name and logo to alcohol-related products.

A new study will follow 10,000 U.S. adolescents, from the time they are 10 until they are 20 years old, to evaluate the effects marijuana and other drug use will have on them. The study, funded by The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), will use brain imaging technology to examine the changes that occur in adolescents’ brains over this time period. 

Welcome to a special edition of Five Minutes With where we take a few moments to better get to know our staff. Today we’d like to introduce Joseph A. Califano, Jr., the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of our organization and former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.

Molly has been marketed to teens and young adults as pure MDMA by dealers across the country, and those who take the drug believe they’re taking pure MDMA.  But according to the Drug Enforcement Agency, only 13% of Molly contains any MDMA whatsoever. 

Medications prescribed by a doctor are an effective, potentially lifesaving, treatment for opioid addiction. These medications reduce drug use and help keep people in treatment longer. In fact, studies show that combining medication with therapy yields the best results for opioid addiction.

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