Fresh Check Day is a fair-like event that brings awareness to mental health resources and coping strategies on college campuses.
Month: April 2017
Opening New Doors to Recovery
Captain Michael Zohab discusses founding the Virginia Recovery Foundation and his hopes for the future of addiction treatment and criminal justice in the Richmond area.
Building Capacity for Tomorrow’s Addiction Workforce
Dr. Laurie Cathers, PhD, and Denise Hall, MS, NCC, CRC, explore the field of addiction treatment and ways to improve educational opportunities for addiction counselors in Virginia.
Virginia’s First Episode Psychosis Response Program
Rhonda Thissen, MSW, discusses the statewide first episode psychosis response program for adolescents in Virginia.
Impulsivity, Prevention and Intervention
Dr. Jasmin Vassileva, Ph.D., explores impulsivity and how it relates to substance use and mental health outcomes.
What Does Being Genetically At Risk for Addiction Really Mean?
Dr. Danielle M. Dick, Ph.D., explores how our genes and environment are connected and how they affect one’s risk of developing substance abuse problems.
Improving Prevention: We Can Do Better!
Dr. Linda Hancock, PhD, CFNP, RN, discusses how the current prevention strategies for alcohol and other drugs are actually harmful and ways to improve them.
Developing Brains, Environmental Influences and Teen Drinking
Dr. Aaron White, Ph.D., discusses how the natural unfolding of adolescent brain development relates to substance use and how substance use relates to the development of behavior.
Mindfulness for a Healthy School Community
Alex Peavey talks about his personal journey with mindfulness from the age of 16 to his work at Collegiate School in Richmond, Va.
Building an Academically Focused Continuum of Care for Emerging Adults
Andrew Burki explores his experience with collegiate recovery and links it to larger trends in academia and adolescent support systems.
The Disease Model and Considerations for Treatment
Barbara Burke, LCSW, discusses the disease model of addiction and her experiences as a social worker aiding adolescents and young adults in recovery.
Clinical Humility as a Pathway to Recovery Oriented Systems of Care
Chris Budnick, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS, discusses philosophies on approaching addiction treatment and the importance of humility as a caregiver.
Traumatic Stress and Alcohol Use in Emerging Adults
Dr. Christina Sheerin, Ph.D, discusses PTSD and alcohol use research in young adults.
Home Is Where the Hatred Is: Substance Use and the Activist Life
Dr. Claudrena Harold, PhD, discusses the culture of substance use and mental health surrounding activism on campus at the University of Virginia.
Spit for Science
COBE Director Dr. Danielle M. Dick, Ph.D., talks about her longitudinal research study Spit for Science which aims to study the challenges young people face in terms of substance use and mental health as well as using that data to inform programming and interventions on campus.
White Privilege and the Drug War
Eric E. Sterling, J.D., traces the history of drug law in America as well as the cultural evolution of drug use and misuse in the context of growing racial, class and other prejudices.
Pathways to Recovery
Dr. John F. Kelly presents on language, terminology and conceptualization of addiction, rationale for recovery support systems and science of recovery support services as well as the Recovery Research Institute which he founded at Massachusetts General Hospital.
ACCESS Intervention for College Students with ADHD
Dr. Joshua Langberg, PhD, discusses ADHD in higher education including substance use, mental health and support services at Virginia Commonwealth University.
The Craving Mind
Judson Brewer MD, PhD, explores how addiction forms by looking at social media, fast food and other facets of daily life.
Introducing Contemplative Science and Education
Dr. Kirk Warren Brown, Ph.D., explains how VCU and regional communities are coming together to grow the research and practice of contemplative science.
Stress and Drugs in Vulnerable Boys and Men
Dr. Lula Beatty, Ph.D. discusses reasons for drug use in vulnerable boys and men as well as evidence-based approaches to prevention and treatment.
Opioid Addiction in Youth
Dr. Marc Fishman, MD, discusses the treatment of opioid addiction for adolescents and young adults.
Alcohol Use and the Brain: A Look Inside
VCU PhD student Megan Cooke discusses the relationship between the brain and substance use.
Gender & Substance Use, Misuse, Treatment and Recovery
Dr. Mishka Terplan talks about how developing addiction to opioids and other drugs vary across gender, and how those expectations impact the conception of treatment and stigma around use.
Race, Addiction and Illiteracy Among Adult Incarcerated Populations
Dr. Raymond Tademy, Ph.D., presents on the relationship between educational history, race and substance use as they pertain to recovery and re-entry into society.
From Research to Recovery Town Hall in Photos
A photo gallery reflection on the From Research to Recovery Town Hall at VCU.
Spit for Science: A How-To Guide
A reflection by COBE Director Dr. Danielle Dick on what we’ve learned after running the Spit for Science research project for the past seven years.
Service Utilization and Mental Health at VCU
For the April COBE Connect Ph.D. student Jessica Bourdon presents her research on mental health and service utilization at VCU as well as next steps for promoting and studying support services for students.