Substance Misuse Prevention for College Students Spans the Pre-K-12 Years - Article by Sarah Johnson
During the last two years, COVID-19 has caused many students to experience increased uncertainty about the future, family financial insecurity, social isolation, loneliness, anxiety, and depression. Students have transitioned from middle to high school, and high school to secondary education without the traditional markers of change such as college visits, freshman days, and celebrations like prom and graduation. Students in transitional time periods are in a more vulnerable place for substance use and misuse when they don’t have supportive events, programs, and people to help them move from one period in their lives to another.
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