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Prescription drugs harm more than help

Prescription drugs harm more than help

Sean Daly

May 3, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

"In 2014, more than 14,000 died from overdoses involving prescription opioids," according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Statistics show that prevalence of prescription drugs like Percocet, Xanax and others in America is taking people's lives at an increasing rate. Why are more an...

Students raise awareness of prescription drug abuse

Students raise awareness of prescription drug abuse

Christine Zuniga

April 23, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

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...

Modern culture romanticizes prescription pills

Modern culture romanticizes prescription pills

Katelyn Martin

November 17, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Prescription pills are over-romanticized in modern culture through popular music and social media platforms such as Tumblr and Instagram.There are photos of handfuls of pills and glitter and poems about the use of drugs that grace Tumblr dashboards with the words “beautiful” and “tragi...

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