Tag: Guest Blog

How A Breakup Helped Me Discover Self-Care

In this COBE guest blog, an exercise science student explains how a breakup turned into the perfect opportunity to explore self-care.

How Can You Support Harm Reduction?

Harm reduction focuses on ways to reduce negative consequences associated with drug use including personal and systemic strategies.

A Conversation about Research, Deviance and Alcohol

This blog is a conversation between COBE researcher Dr. Jessica Salvatore and COBE Administrative Director Tom Bannard. They discuss Dr. Salvatore’s recent article, “The Role of Romantic Relationship Status in Pathways of Risk for Emerging Adult Alcohol Use,” which we wrote about in our first Research Review. Tom: So we are going to chat about alcohol, deviance,… Read more »

COBE Town Hall Introduction Address

Last Thursday and Friday, more than 300 people gathered to look for a path forward with substance use and young people at the COBE Town Hall. I would guess that many people came by their seat honestly, or as the saying goes, most of us don’t get to places like that on a winning streak.

Why I Run Up the Stairs at Work

A guest blog post by Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor Tom Bannard, who will finish his MBA from VCU in May.

COBE Launch: A Retrospective

COBE Launch: A Retrospective

The past week was crazy as we launched the COBE initiative. Six days and ten (!) Welcome Week events later, we now have >1200 followers across Facebook and Twitter (and if I could ever figure out how to get my Instagram account to work, I know we have more there too).