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Alcohol graphic by Maricarmen Becerra-Gonzalez

Undercover addiction: Why is alcohol so casual?

Maricarmen Becerra-Gonzalez, Reporter // September 12, 2023

As we shift into a culture focused on battling substance abuse, it seems one culprit continues to slip through the cracks. You can have it for breakfast, you can have it for lunch and you can have it for...

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Let them spark it up

Carlos Islas // April 17, 2017

Medical marijuana has become less of a taboo and more of an alternative choice for medication; even though it's just in 28 states. While there are benefits, there is still a fuss when it...

Photo credit: Kristina Judy

Surviving college on coffee

Nicole Henson // April 5, 2017

Alcohol and amphetamines take a hard second to the most abused drug in America, caffeine. Every morning, I hand some fratty-coffee-shop-dude my $1.88 in return for a cup of their Vanilla Nut roast so...

Photo credit: Chase Falk

Screen junkies killing time

Kyra Stemplinger // January 23, 2017

Free time in the modern age is nothing but an interruption in our phone time. Enjoying anything without texting, tweeting or snapping is a rarity these days, and I’ve been guilty of this crime myself.The...

Photo credit: Helen Suh

There is only one reason to not try psychedelics

William Rein and Helen Suh // March 21, 2016
Try psychedelics. Actually, don't. Wait, maybe.
Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Coffee high

Sam Rios // February 18, 2016
Caffeine addiction has become an epidemic among college students, taking a toll on their bodies as well as their wallets.
Volunteers with the Christbridge Ministry clean up refuse on Feb. 18 at the Lindo Channel homeless encampment behind S&S Organic Produce on Mangrove Avenue. Photo courtesy of Jim Secola.

Recovery group volunteers clean up homeless camps

Michael Mcclurg // March 18, 2015
Christbridge Ministry, a group that helps the downtrodden with addiction, has been going out into trash-riddled encampments in Chico and clearing out the refuse.
Illustration by Rachel Dugo

Netflix addiction stole years of my life

Julianna Eveland // November 17, 2014
It's time to put the shows on pause and start engaging in real life.

Addiction bends good friends

Kevin Crittenden // May 11, 2014
Doing the right thing can mean turning away from a friend in addiction.

The dangers of coffee dependency

Kristina Martinez // February 20, 2014
Like any addiction, coffee can be a hard habit to break.
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