Andrew Burki explores his experience with collegiate recovery and links it to larger trends in academia and adolescent support systems.
Tag: Public Health
Barbara Burke, LCSW, discusses the disease model of addiction and her experiences as a social worker aiding adolescents and young adults in recovery.
Chris Budnick, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS, discusses philosophies on approaching addiction treatment and the importance of humility as a caregiver.
Dr. Christina Sheerin, Ph.D, discusses PTSD and alcohol use research in young adults.
Dr. Claudrena Harold, PhD, discusses the culture of substance use and mental health surrounding activism on campus at the University of Virginia.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Joshua Langberg, PhD, discusses ADHD in higher education including substance use, mental health and support services at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Judson Brewer MD, PhD, explores how addiction forms by looking at social media, fast food and other facets of daily life.
Dr. Kirk Warren Brown, Ph.D., explains how VCU and regional communities are coming together to grow the research and practice of contemplative science.
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.
Dr. Marc Fishman, MD, discusses the treatment of opioid addiction for adolescents and young adults.
VCU PhD student Megan Cooke discusses the relationship between the brain and substance use.
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.
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.
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.
There is a lot to worry about when you’re organizing an event like the From Research to Recovery Town Hall, but here is why COBE Administrative Director Tom Bannard is excited.
It’s no secret that marijuana legalization and use is hotly debated across America. But how much do you know about the latest research and policy debates?
COBE Administrative Director Tom Bannard closes his three part series by emphasizing the key takeaways and next steps from the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health.
Two blog posts from students in the Spit for Science research class about the March COBE Connect lunch lecture with e-cigarette researcher Tory Spindle.
COBE research assistant Nate Thomas received the International Programme in Addiction Studies Most Outstanding Student Award for 2015-2016.
Marcie Walsh, M.S.W., and Zoe Neale, M.S., presented about the Science of Happiness course and the THRIVE living-learning community at the March meeting of the Positive Psychology research group at VCU.
COBE Director Dr. Danielle Dick presented to high schoolers at Collegiate School about the effects of adolescent alcohol use and how to understand who is most at risk.
A user’s guide to the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health, focusing on practical uses for the report to different target audiences.
The fourth edition of news updates on substance use and mental health research from students in the Spit for Science undergraduate course.
In 2016, in the midst of growing awareness of an opioid epidemic that claims more lives just due to overdose than car accidents or gun violence, the Surgeon General has released the first Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health with the hope of encouraging a similar decline in alcohol and other drug use.
The third edition of news updates on substance use and mental health research from students in the Spit for Science undergraduate course.
For the first time the US Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy released a report specifically addressing the epidemic of substance use and addiction across the country.
#MindfulFinals is a social media campaign that aims to utilize Instagram and SnapChat to change the conversation around Finals week to promote mindful approaches to stress and anxiety.