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Student research shows drug prevalence on campus

Student research shows drug prevalence on campus

Abby Anstead, Managing Editor

April 12, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

A group of NKU social work majors surveyed random students and found that a significant percentage used some kind of substance, ranging from marijuana to heroin, within the past year.The group conducted a survey asking 298 NKU students if they used drugs in the past year. Of the 298 students surveyed,...

University police officers equipped with naloxone

University police officers equipped with naloxone

Abby Anstead, Managing Editor

April 1, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

Sixteen naloxone kits were delivered to the Northern Kentucky University Police Department on April 1, making them one of the first university police departments in the region to carry the life-saving drug. The kits were provided free of charge by St. Elizabeth. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, reverses t...

VIDEO: Aiding or Enabling?

VIDEO: Aiding or Enabling?

Abby Anstead, Managing Editor

March 22, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News, Video

One Northern Kentucky county has launched a controversial new program in an attempt to reduce the region’s hepatitis C rates, which are 19 times the national average.After years of debate, the Northern Kentucky Health Department opened a syringe access exchange program in Grant County on March 16,...

NKU police to carry naloxone by end of summer

NKU police to carry naloxone by end of summer

Abby Anstead, Managing Editor

February 24, 2016


Filed under Crime, Featured Story, News

  Northern Kentucky University Police Department will be one of the first university law enforcement agencies in the region to carry naloxone, also known as Narcan, a drug that reverses heroin overdose.Officers will be equipped with naloxone by the end of summer, which will enable them to preven...

An agent for change

An agent for change

Abby Anstead, Managing Editor

February 9, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

Student advocates for life-saving drug to reverse heroin overdose.

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