Tag: Guest Blog

INSPIRE Study at VCU Examines Eating Habits and Body Image

Overall, eating habits worsen and physical activity levels decline in college. This is concerning because health habits during college are linked to lifelong behaviors. Therefore, college is a critical time to help students optimize their food and activity-related behaviors.

Dr. Everett Worthington: Ev Remembers 1974 to 2017

Dr. Everett Worthington presents a retrospective look at his professional career and personal experiences to the Positive Psychology Research Group at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Worthington studies (1) forgiveness and related constructs (such as justice, humility, and mercy) and the REACH Forgiveness intervention (which has 22 outcome studies from many labs supporting its efficacy), (2) religion… Read more »

Undergraduates Blog about From Research to Recovery Town Hall

During the From Research to Recovery Town Hall hosted by the COBE and the Department of Behavioral Health and Human Services undergraduate students in Dr. Amy Adkins’ class blogged about the presentations they found most interesting.

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.