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Tool helps youth avoid substance-use pressures

PULLMAN – Learning to be a “media detective” allows children to understand the intentions of marketers and the goals of advertising while empowering them to resist messages that encourage alcohol or tobacco use.   A study published in the current journal Pediatrics shows that teaching children as early as third grade to be more skeptical […]

NIH grant focuses on cost effectiveness

PULLMAN – Just how successful and cost-effective are community-based, substance abuse prevention programs? It’s a question that plagues politicians and policy makers, especially in a time of shrinking resources and increasing demand for services. Now, thanks to a two-year, $400,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at WSU are working on a new […]

WSU Scientist wins grant for work on addiction

PULLMAN — A WSU scientist has been awarded more than $4 million from the state’s Life Sciences Discovery Fund, for efforts to develop programs for treatment of substance abuse and mental illness in Washington’s rural areas. John Roll, associate dean of research at the WSU College of Nursing in Spokane, was awarded $4,048,617 for his […]

Comedian will bring laughter, HIV awareness

PULLMAN – Comedian Mike DeStafano’s personal story of addiction and disease is no laughing matter. But as a health educator, author and comedian, he knows that humor can help people understand difficult topics. DeStefano will speak at 7 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Washington State University’s Heald Hall Room G3. He is performing as part […]

Sexual violence, substnce abuse discussed

Washington State University’s Cougar Alliance for a Safe Environment will bring Alan Berkowitz, a health and social justice issues expert, to the Pullman campus Oct. 27 to discuss ways the campus community can continue to prevent sexual violence and substance abuse.The event is set to begin at 9 a.m. in the Compton Union Building, Room […]