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National Recovery Month: Addiction and recovery

Chase Otero: The Paisano

David Wenske

September 20, 2017

Addiction comes in various forms, but it does not discount the importance of recovery for the affected students. Although the Center for Collegiate Recovery’s (CCR) membership has remained relatively static, according to Assistant Director of Counseling Services Kristen McElroy, it does not deter the...

National Recovery Month: Mental health

Danielle Throneberry

September 20, 2017

Each September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors “National Recovery Month.” The month-long observance serves to bolster awareness of mental and substance abuse disorders while also celebrating those who have made or are making progress in recovery. ...

Sports Commentary: Sports leagues should stop punishing players for substance abuse

Brady T. Phelps

September 6, 2016

Drug use among athletes is a widely debated issue, but there are distinctions between the use of performance-enhancing drugs and recreational substances. As such, there should be a difference in the way these issues are approached by professional sports leagues and the dialogue in which fans engage....