Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC)

Gambling is all fun and games, until…

Gambling is not all fun and games for many.  Once they start to borrow money; lie about how much money they gamble and how often they gamble, steal and cause hurt friends and family—problem gambling has replaced the fun. ...

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Substance Abuse and Brain Awareness

Since March is Substance Abuse and Brain Awareness month, the feature article will focus on the effects of substances on the adolescent brain. While drugs can negatively affect anyone who uses them, it has become increasingly clear that these substances have a more substantial impact on adolescents. ...

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Honoring Prevention’s African American Heroes

During Black History month it is appropriate to recognize outstanding colleagues in the field of prevention. Of the many African-American prevention professionals, this short piece will single out four individuals with whom the author has had the pleasure and privilege to work over an extended period, ...

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Children of Alcoholics

February is Children of Alcoholics (COA) Awareness Month; therefore, this article will explore the challenges associated with these affected children and ways to assist them and their families. While COAs include young people and adults of alcoholics, this article specifically focuses on the young people who are COAs. ...

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The Effects of Other Substances on the Fetus

January is Fetal Impact of Substance Abuse Awareness Month.  The first article focused on alcohol use during pregnancy and the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) which can result from it. ...

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