College Substance Use: New Approaches to a Perennial Problem

/ October 29, 2018

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.

College administrators see problems as more students view marijuana as safe

/ October 17, 2017

A majority of college administrators in a new survey say that more students believe marijuana to be “safe,” drawing concern that changing national attitudes about marijuana might have downstream effects on college campuses. Administrators say the number of students with marijuana-related problems has either increased (37 percent) or stayed the same (32 percent), while almost none say such problems have lessened. The Mary Christie Foundation and the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy conducted the survey in conjunction with the National Association of System Heads (NASH).

Survey on College Drinking: A national survey of parents of college students

/ November 7, 2016

The Mary Christie Foundation, in collaboration with the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy, surveyed parents of current college students on their views and perceptions of alcohol use on college campuses.

Youth Opioid Study: Attitudes and Usage

Written by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the Mary Christie Foundation / April 30, 2015

As leaders in the treatment of youth and young adult addiction, the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy is interested in obtaining proprietary national data on youth and young adult drug awareness and use. More specifically, Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy wants to uncover (1) young people's knowledge about opioids, (2) youth perceptions around the dangers of opioids, (3) how young people perceive a link between prescription pain medications and heroin, (4) degree to which young people view prescription opioids as easily obtainable, and, (5) views youth have for prescription opioids as a problem among their peer group.

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