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Chico State learns the dangerous truth behind drunk driving

A woman is driving a car simulating drunk driving.
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...

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
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...

Talking about cannabis, on campus

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

Students seeking recovery program brought to campus

Statistics regarding substance abuse among college students Photo credit: 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...

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.
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...

Students raise awareness of prescription drug abuse

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

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
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...

Drinking safety checklist

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...

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
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...

CADEC hosts relationship and alcohol awareness events

Photo courtesy of CADEC
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...

Chico State program has giving spirit

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

CADEC hosts forums to help students with substance abuse

Trisha Seastrom. Photo courtesy of Chico State
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...

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