Daniela Tudor discusses her journey through recovery and the creation of WeConnect, an application that aims to overcome relapse through accountability and peer support.
Tag: Substance Use
During the Fall 2016 semester, COBE partnered with students in three undergraduate classes to promote scientific research, create promotional campaigns and spread basic knowledge about health and wellbeing on campus.
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.
VCU’s Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies and Beacon Tree Foundation will host an educational meeting to review recent advances in neuroscience relating to drug and alcohol interventions as well as new evidence-based solutions to alcohol and drug prevention among adolescents.
On Nov. 21st Radio IQ released a story about Spit for Science and COBE including brief interviews with Dr. Danielle Dick and Dr. Jessica Salvatore.
Jinni Su, a postdoctoral researcher with the EDGE Lab and COBE, was recently awarded a $5,000 grant by the VCU Postdoctoral Scholar Association for a spinoff research project based on Spit for Science.
Harm reduction focuses on ways to reduce negative consequences associated with drug use including personal and systemic strategies.
Kristen Kidd Donovan of The Well at VCU and discuss how the Peace Corps jumpstarted her career in public health and the importance of harm reduction policies at VCU and beyond.
How do people make new friends when they go to college? And how does this impact their behavior and success in college?
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 »
Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Salvatore!
COBE researchers led by Assistant Professor of Psychology Jessica Salvatore explore the ways that parental drinking, hooking up and risky drinking are all connected.
Dr. Tricia Smith discusses her work with opioids and cannabinoids as well as her undergraduate course on drugs of abuse.
We’re so excited to start our first academic school year with COBE recognized as an official VCU Institute! Learn more about how to get involved this year in our Welcome Address.
A mentor of mine always says that one of the most powerful forces on earth is inertia.
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.
Tom Bannard discusses the importance of research translation, his work with collegiate recovery programs and his personal journey to recovery.
Dr. Caroline Cobb discusses the similarities and differences in health outcomes between smoking hookah, e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes.
Dr. Andrew Barnes discusses choosing an insurance plan, HIV health policy research and how he and his students are working to address the opioid crisis in Virginia.
COBE collaborated with undergraduate arts student Julia Moore to create an infographic on alcohol use based on data from the Spit for Science project.
A guest blog post by Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor Tom Bannard, who will finish his MBA from VCU in May.
Dr. Linda Hancock discusses collegiate mental health, resources on campus and why she loves working with students.
Congratulations to COBE’s Director of Student Engagement, Dr. Amy Adkins, who was recently awarded a Quest Innovation Award!
Many people assume that trauma causes people to drink more, but until now that has actually not been clearly demonstrated in the research literature.
Does it ever seem like everyone else has all of the fun? Has that kind of thinking ever influenced your decisions around alcohol, substance use or sex?