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How NKU tackles substance use disorders in rural Northern Kentucky

Mildred Nguyen, News Editor April 9, 2022

Tammy Barrett-Wolcott recalled a student from Carroll County who had been using marijuana every day for as long as she could remember – probably since 10 years old. She had very low self-esteem, always...

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

Mental health, substance abuse concerns rise during the pandemic

Cody Howard, Contributor 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...

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

Student research shows drug prevalence on campus

Abby Anstead , Managing Editor 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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