Indiana Prevention Resource Center efforts helped screen 78,000 Hoosiers for risks associated with alcohol and substance use

Five years ago, the Indiana Prevention Resource Center and the Indiana State Division of Mental Health and Addiction received an $8.3 million grant to integrate screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment — an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce and prevent problematic alcohol and drug use — into primary health care centers across the […]

IU health experts welcome new FDA rules for e-cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced that e-cigarettes will be subjected to rules and regulations previously imposed on tobacco cigarettes, including a ban on selling e-cigarettes to minors. That is welcome news to some Indiana University health experts who cite the lack of research on the long-term effects of e-cigarettes and concerns about the […]

Quitting smoking is ‘the number one best decision an individual could ever make in their life’

Now that the holidays are over, many people will start the New Year looking to make a change. For some, that change might be to eat healthier or exercise more. Others will look to be less stressed or to spend more time with family. But the new year can also be a time to make […]

IU hosting upcoming event that celebrates student recovery

When Indiana University student Jacob Desmond decided to return to campus after seeking treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, he was nervous. Sober and in recovery, Desmond wanted to make sure he had the support he needed to be successful a second time around. “My biggest thing was having a social group to do fun, […]

IU student addiction recovery program OASIS wins grant

Post by IU Communications colleague Milana Katic: Did you know an estimated 500 students on the Indiana University Bloomington campus identify themselves as being in recovery from substance abuse? Maybe you didn’t know, but fortunately OASIS does. OASIS is IU Bloomington’s campus-wide alcohol and drug prevention, education, intervention and counseling service. Since 2012, OASIS has dedicated […]

Lesson from addiction: ‘Every moment in time that we are alive and well is a miracle’

Indiana University student Jacob Desmond discusses below his recovery from addiction to help draw attention to the toll addiction levies on people of all ages. Young and enthusiastic college students are not immune.

March Madness gambling — common, illegal

This post is provided by guest blogger Mary Lay, project manager of the Indiana Problem Gambling Awareness Program, which is a project of the Indiana Prevention Resource Center at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington. Mid March is the time when all college basketball fans come together to do their “brackets.” It is big […]