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Rewards treat alcohol abuse in those with mental illness

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. » More …

Student earns national honor twice in a row for drug research

By Lori Maricle, WSU College of Pharmacy

GuffordPULLMAN, Wash. – Drug research by a Washington State University graduate student has earned national recognition for the second year in a row from the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT). » More …

Effects of meth use on brain metabolism, sleep studied

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

Wisor-80SPOKANE, Wash. – WSU sleep scientist Jonathan Wisor has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the effects of chronic methamphetamine use on brain metabolism and sleep. The two-year, $395,577 grant comes from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which is part of the NIH. » More …

WSU tries new tactics to combat alcohol abuse

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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 …