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Speaker: We need to change how we talk about substance abuse

Clovis native and professional BMX rider Tony Hoffman spoke at Fresno State last week about his struggles with mental health and drug abuse at a young age. He told the audience about his path to recovery after addiction. Hoffman also ...

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On opiate addiction: ‘We have never seen anything like this in America’

An alarming 66,000 people died in the U.S. in 2016 from opiate drug overdoses. That number of fatalities is higher than the death tolls in the worst years for HIV/AIDS, gun violence and the Vietnam war. Those alarming numbers were ...

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TV star tells story of drug abuse to ‘full house’ at SSU

“I’m the happiest I’ve ever been with the least I’ve ever had. Life feels full again.” TV star Jodie Sweetin talked to a full house in the Satellite Student Union Thursday night to discuss her life in front of the ...

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Police bust men for meth, counterfeit money near campus

It started with a traffic accident, turned into counterfeit money passing and ended with meth. Two men were arrested across the street from Fresno State on Sunday after police found several ounces of meth in their vehicle, Fresno police narcotics ...

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Educating students on the dangers of drug abuse

Fresno State’s Student Health and Counseling Center spent last week attempting to educate students on the dangers of drug use. National Drug and Alcohol Facts week is a national campaign in its sixth year organized by the National Institute on ...

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Lecture discusses sex-trafficking in Native American communities

Native American Heritage Month ended Friday with the presentation, “Sex-Trafficking Past and Present of California’s Native Peoples.” Cari Herthel spoke about how it affects tribes and tribal people. “Sex trafficking is a pretty big topic all over right now,” said ...

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Speaker argues the war on drugs is a failure

Students filled the seats in the McLane Hall Room 121 to hear guest speaker Ethan Nadelmann talk about why we need to end the war on drugs. Nadelmann, the founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, argues that ...

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D.A.A.W.G. program to spread alcohol abuse awareness

The Student Health Center is taking a new approach to educating Fresno State students on alcohol safety—and it’s called D.A.A.W.G.

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Students stress alcohol safety

Fresno State students are teaming up with the Alcohol Safety Council Student Sub-Committee (ASCSS) to host Alcohol and Other Drugs Educational Conference coming up April 12 and 13.

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ARE THEY ‘80s REALLY BACK?

The AIDS pandemic, the beginning of the Iran-Iraq War, the Chrysler Lebaron, cocaine, famine in Ethiopia, headbands, assassinations, acid-wash jeans, Mount St. Helens erupted and mullets were in — Oh, the 80’s.

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‘Smart drugs’ carry dangerous side effects

It may be tempting for some students to resort to drugs to stay alert during the final weeks of class. But when it comes to cognitive drugs, overusing them can cause serious side effects for the users.

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Students on marijuana prop

This November, Californians will have the opportunity to vote on an historic proposition. If passed, Proposition 19 would spurn federal law by permitting recreational use of marijuana in California.

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Tarnished glory

SITTING INDIAN-STYLE in front of my TV, I waited for my favorite tennis player, Martina Hingis, to start her match.

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