ERIC Number: ED495342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
NIH News in Health: September 2006
Wein, Harrison, Ed.
National Institutes of Health, NIH News in Health
News in Health, is a monthly newsletter that provides practical health news and information. As college students arrive on campus this fall, it is a time of new experiences, new friendships and making memories that will last a lifetime. Unfortunately for many, it can also be a time of excessive drinking and dealing with its aftermath--vandalism, violence, sexual aggression and even death. For those beginning their college experience, a rapid increase in heavy drinking over a relatively short period of time can cause serious problems with the transition to college. This period is also marked by taking risks. This can include risky drinking and early drinking is associated with other risky behavior, such as academic failure, unsafe sexual behavior and drug use. This issue contains the following articles: (1) Discussing Drinking: A Back-to-School Conversation You Need to Have; (2) Drugs are a Drag: Help Your Child Avoid Drugs of Abuse; (3) Stay Skeptical about Genetic Testing; (4) Get Active for a Healthy Heart; and (5) Web Site: College Drinking.
Descriptors: Narcotics, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Education, Mental Health, At Risk Persons, Definitions, Screening Tests, Newsletters, Scholastic Journalism, Behavior Problems, College Students
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Guides - General
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A