substance abuse

Promoting Physical Safety Programs and Education on College Campuses

By: Barry Telford

Often a stepping stone from childhood to young adulthood, college acts as a safe environment in which students can explore life beyond high school before entering the workforce. As these students anticipate a taste of independence, many of their parents face the confusion and discomfort associated with preparing their child for the next phase of their life.

Helping Students Overcome Personal Obstacles to Academic Success

By: Barry Telford

College can be a stressful time for many students. They often face greater demands, expectations and workloads than in high school. It is also the first time many have been on their own and away from familiar support networks such as friends, family and their local community. The stress of a new environment, lack of familiarity and heightened academic demands can take its toll on a student’s well-being and potentially have a significant impact on their performance and ability to succeed.

Global Public Health Objectives Need to Address Substance Abuse in Developing Countries

New study in the Annals of Global Health highlights provides insights for policymakers to design programs that meet population requirements, blending inquiry with practice
Press Release

New York, NY, August 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Substance addiction is a large and growing problem for developing societies. A new study that surveyed reports on modalities for treating addiction and their effectiveness in the developing world calls on policymakers to use this information to support the design of programs that meet known population needs. The study also encourages looking at ways to adapt the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) model to fit different cultural norms. The findings are published in the Annals of Global Health.

#DardenDigest: A Ride for Recovery


Four years ago, when I was a Managing Partner with LongHorn Steakhouse, a friend of mine was in treatment for substance abuse. He was completing his program at a halfway house and introduced me to a college student who was completing the treatment program with him. I believed in his journey and hired him, and he turned out to be a great team member. This young man was Steve Pulley, who is now taking his recovery a step further to help others.

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Teens Teaching Teens: Youth in Children International’s Youth Health Corps Pledge to Educate Their Peers and Communities About Better Health

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By Garrett Kenyon

Teens in Children International’s Youth Health Corps (YHC) take a pledge to educate their peers and communities about better health. In honor of World Health Day, we’ve gathered a best-of photo gallery to show off the work of these dedicated peer educators.

Learn more about Children International’s youth programs, including the Youth Health Corps, in the 2013 Youth Report.

Predictors of Substance Abuse Identified among Teens with Bipolar Disorder

Reports new study in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Press Release

Washington D.C., October 2, 2013 – A study published in the October 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that approximately one in three teens with bipolar disorder developed substance abuse, for the first time, during 4 years of follow-up. The study also identified several risk factors that predicted who among these teens was most likely to develop substance abuse.

Union Pacific's David Young Recognized for Community Work


The Fort Bend, Texas, Regional Council on Substance Abuse (FBRC) recently recognized Union Pacific General Solicitor David Young with its Helen Cordes Award for his steadfast devotion to countless projects and events.

A longtime Fort Bend County resident, Young participated on several charity boards and joined the FBRC because of its work in preventing substance abuse.

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