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Kapner, Daniel Ari – Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention, 2008
The February 2003 death of Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Bechler, who according to the coroner's report died after taking ephedrine alkaloids (ephedra), has garnered national attention for the topic of nutritional supplements and energy drinks. Energy drinks and energy-enhancing pills, diet aids, muscle-enlargers, and other supplements fall…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Stimulants, College Students, Federal Regulation
Powell, Amy – Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention, 2008
Although alcohol is the drug that college students use most frequently and in greatest quantity, the designer drug ecstasy has generated both curiosity and concern in recent years. This Fact Sheet offers an overview of ecstasy, possible effects of its use, and implications for institutions of higher education. Although the number of students…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Stimulants, College Students, Student Behavior
Ross, Virginia; DeJong, William – Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention, 2009
Of all drugs abused on college and university campuses, alcohol causes the greatest harm. Other drugs (the prevention field uses the term "other drugs" to distinguish them from alcohol, which also is a drug) also take a significant toll--diminishing the quality of campus life, undermining academic performance, compromising students' health and…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, College Students, Student Behavior, Marijuana