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College Substance Use: New Approaches to a Perennial Problem
October 17, 2017

National leaders in higher education, policymaking and substance use prevention and treatment will convene to discuss the latest trends, challenges and innovations in preventing and addressing substance use on America’s college campuses. Hosted by the Mary Christie Foundation, the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy and the University of Maryland School of Public Health, the event will be moderated by New York Times best-selling author William Moyers and feature a panel of university presidents, several notable speakers and new results regarding marijuana, other substance use and the adverse impact on academic engagement and student health and safety. Attendees will include a variety of university officials who will leave with new information, best practices and innovative solutions to help them prevent and address substance use problems on their own campuses.

Read the “College Substance Use- New Approaches to A Perennial Problem” paper, which provides key takeaways from a forum featuring five college presidents and national substance use experts on how to curb binge drinking and other substance use problems on college campuses.


View highlights from the Presidents’ Panel here.


View Dr. Jason Kilmer’s presentation on on marijuana and effective strategies for addressing all substance use on our campuses here.


View a brief video on students’ perceptions here.

View the entire event here.

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MCF Presidents’ Colloquium
on Student Health and Wellness
July 15, 2016

The Mary Christie Foundation presents the MCF Presidents’ Colloquium on Student Health and Wellness – a two-day event designed for college and university presidents to share knowledge and produce new thinking on the expanding array of issues that make up student health and wellness.

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Preventing Opioid Deaths Among Young People
June 15, 2015

In June, 2105, the Mary Christie Foundation and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation hosted a symposium on Capitol Hill for Members of Congress, their staff, Administration officials and the public. The event, which preceded deliberations on the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act, included addresses by several members of Congress and a panel discussion on addiction issues among young people, including discussion of a survey released that day indicating high rates of prescription drug use among college students. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Sheldon Whitehouse spoke, along with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Congressmen Stephen Lynch and Erik Paulsen.

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Subscribe to the Mary Christie Quarterly

The Mary Christie Quarterly provides news, information and commentary on the policy issues that impact the health and wellness of young adults.   You can access past issues of the Mary Christie Quarterly here .