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From the Prevention Action Alliance's Know! newsletters. View all of their newsletters here.

It’s January; the start of a new year, new habits, and new resolutions. That’s easier said than done for many people, adults and teens alike. All the hustle and bustle can worsen the symptoms of those who already

This article was written by Ben Cypressi, a CSUCI student.

There aren’t too many issues that collect the attention of so many as marijuana. This has been a heavily debated topic regarding its legalization for several decades, and appears to have almost no end in sight. Those that advocate for legalization

What are prescription drugs?

Also known as:

Opioids: Happy Pills, Hillbilly Heroin, OC, Oxy, Oxycotton, Percs, and Vikes

Depressants: A-minus, Barbs, Candy, Downers, Phennies, Reds, Red Birds, Seeping Pills, Tooies, Tranks, Yellow Jackets, Yellows, and Zombie Pills

Stimulants: Bennies, Black Beauties, Hearts, Roses, Skippy, The Smart Drug, Speed, and Vitamin R, and Uppers

Prescription drugs

Written by a Senior at CSUCI.

As fun and exciting as the seasonal activities can be, many people experience what is called seasonal depression. This is a real thing, and actually very common, with over 3 million diagnoses per year. Also known as ‘Winter depression’ or seasonal affective disorder (SAD),

An excerpt from The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility's webpage about Discussing Alcohol with Your College Student, found here.

We know many college students make responsible decisions about alcohol consumption. In fact, according to the just released 2018 Monitoring the Future survey, drinking among college students declined from 2017 to

From pedestrian deaths to drunk driving, tricks and treats and spooky parties, Halloween can be a fun but dangerous time for teens. Here are some tips for both parents and teens for how to have a safe and fun Halloween!

Tips for Parents

1. Behavior – Halloween is a fun night but occasionally

By Amanda Mathis, a local college student

Mental health and well-being plays an important role in one's life, as well as how we deal with stressors and trauma that can negatively impact us. There are all kinds of possible variations when it comes to how individuals manage painful or difficult emotions,

By Amanda Mathis, a local college student

As I open my eyes from the darkness of night, I see light that shines through my curtain. Each day presents itself with beams of warmth and illumination. I get out of bed and get ready for a new day filled with experiences and

Millions of Americans are affected by mental health conditions every year. Here are some facts about the prevalence and impact of mental illness.

Latinos are no different when it comes to prevalence of mental health conditions when compared to the rest of the population. However, their concerns or experiences and how

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