The Orion

Chico State learns the dangerous truth behind drunk driving

A woman is driving a car simulating drunk driving.

Kimberly Morales

February 20, 2020

The UNITE ‘Arrive Alive’ tour set up outside of Tehama Hall to present a distracted driving simulation to students at Chico State on Feb. 11.  The simulation included several modes that would replicate actions such as drinking and driving, texting and driving and driving while under the ...

University police, CADEC host prescription drug take-back

Shelley Keener, Analyst and Specialist for UPD tapes up the last box of collected prescriptions on Thursday afternoon. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Kimberly Morales

October 24, 2019

While alcohol and marijuana reign as the most popular drugs for students on campus, one substance easily -- and often legally -- found on campus are prescription drugs.According to Chico State’s University Police Department (UPD)’s 2019 Annual Security Report, only one case of drug law a...

Talking about cannabis, on campus

CADEC volunteer, third year Giianna Lagorio leads students through interactive activity,

Kimberly Morales

October 11, 2019

Is it cannabis? Marijuana? Hemp? Is it bad for you? Good? It depends on who you ask and where you're looking.On Tuesday, the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC) connected with a classroom of students in the Student Services Center as they hosted a “Let’s Talk Cannabis” presentat...

Students seeking recovery program brought to campus

Statistics regarding substance abuse among college students Photo credit: Alejandra Fraga

Alejandra Fraga

March 25, 2017

The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center will be bringing on a weekly student support group. "This is an open, confidential, facilitated group for any student seeking a safe, non-judgmental forum in which to explore issues related to their substance use or the substance use of a loved one," accor...

Mental Health First-Aid at Chico State

The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education center will be offering free mental health training. Photo courtesy of the CADEC Facebook page.

Jacqueline Morales

March 17, 2017

The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center offers Mental Health First-Aid Certification at Chico State.The training will be April 4th and 12th, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., in Colusa Hall 100B. Both dates must be attended in order to receive national certification. Students, staff and faculty will be a...

Students raise awareness of prescription drug abuse

CADEC used chairs to symbolize deaths from prescription drug overdose. Photo Credit: Floritzel Salvador

Christine Zuniga

April 23, 2016

As part of the third annual Prescription Drug Awareness Week, presented by the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC), Chico State is full of signage with shocking statistics about the harm that comes from the misuse of prescription drugs.In addition to the signs, CADEC peer educators tabled all week in The Gauntlet and Trinit...

Campus resource holds knowledge about alcohol all students need to hear

ROAR (Reach Out and Respond) is seeking to educate Chico State Students about safety with alcohol Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Michelle Zhu

March 10, 2016

After waking up in the hospital for alcohol poisoning, McKenna Peterson decided to help students understand how to safely deal with alcohol. Peterson leads Wildcat ROAR (Reach Out and Respond), which hosts two-hour training sessions for students to recognize and prevent consequences of alcohol. "Stu...

Drinking safety checklist

Sabrina Grislis

October 5, 2015

It's old news that Chico State students know how to have fun on the weekends— work hard, play hard. It's also old news that unsafe drinking habits can have the potential to really mess up someone’s life. Sofia Rodriguez and Evan Thibeau, peer education counselors at the Campus Alcohol and Drug Educ...

CADEC educates about perils of prescription drug abuse

Trisha Seastrom, left, facilitates a panel focused on personal stories of prescription drug abuse. Photo credit: Kristina Martinez

Kristina Martinez

April 24, 2015

The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center hosted its second annual Prescription Drug Awareness Week from Monday to Wednesday, putting on events such as film screenings and a panel. Monday and Tuesday had a booth and a prescription drug overdose display on the Glenn Hall lawn. CADEC also had a booth in the gaunt...

CADEC hosts relationship and alcohol awareness events

Photo courtesy of CADEC

Brittany Mcclintock

February 7, 2015

Chico State's Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center prepares for two awareness events leading into Valentine's Day weekend, focusing on relationships and alcohol education. The first one is the Sexual Responsibility Week. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 10, 11 and 12, anyone can stop by the center'...

Chico State program has giving spirit

CADEC interns, Aaron Thao and Jazmine De La Cruz, support the Giving Tree project. Photo credit: Amanda Rhine

Amanda Rhine

December 18, 2014

Christmas is a time to laugh, spread cheer and exchange presents with loved ones. Sadly, many families experience financial hardship and often cannot afford presents. Roughly 20 years running, the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center's Giving Tree project now works with two charities, Step...

CADEC hosts forums to help students with substance abuse

Trisha Seastrom. Photo courtesy of Chico State

Madison Holmes

December 17, 2014

The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center has started hosting a recovery peer talk for students to explore topics related to substance abuse recovery, said Trisha Seastrom, the program director. "Substance abuse is not uncommon," Seastrom said. "These programs can help students with their abuse and t...

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