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Mental health, substance abuse concerns rise during the pandemic

NKU has seen an increase in students struggling with mental health issues, including substance abuse, since this semester began, according to NKU's Health, Counseling and Student Wellness.
December 9, 2020

The international spread of the COVID-19 virus has unfortunately brought harm to many physically, but what’s often overlooked are the mental health issues brought about by the pandemic, which can be...

Student research shows drug prevalence on campus

Abagaile Long, a student in the Master's program for social work, poses on campus with her project. Long's findings showed that nearly 82 percent of her sample group used an illicit drug in the past year.
April 12, 2016

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...

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