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Rewards treat alcohol abuse in those with mental illness
February 6, 2017

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University have shown that offering prizes – from simple shampoo to DVD players – can be an effective, low-cost treatment for alcohol abuse, the nation’s third leading preventable cause of death.

Targeted drug makes alcohol guzzling mouse a teetotaler
August 30, 2016

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

David-RossiPULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has found a mechanism that strongly influences whether or not an animal is likely to drink a lot of alcohol.

WSU tries new tactics to combat alcohol abuse
August 12, 2013

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Bruce Wright, task force chair and executive director of WSU Health and
Wellness Services. (Photo by Linda Weiford, WSU News)

 

PULLMAN, Wash. – In a wave of actions intended to quell binge drinking and other high-risk behaviors among students, Washington State University has intensified its alcohol and drug policies and amplified mandatory education for incoming freshmen.
 
Even before classes begin on Aug. 19, many students will be aware of the changes made at the direction of WSU President Elson S. Floyd.

 

Last year, Floyd convened a 17-member task force to target high-risk … » More …