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In Depth (Colleges / Substance Abuse) #861715

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 15, 2007
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(Studio: Campbell Brown) Statistics on binge drinking and drug abuse at colleges cited.

(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) A report finding an increase in alcohol and drug use among college students reviewed; statistics cited. [National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse Joseph CALIFANO†- says the situation on America’s campuses has deteriorated.] [Alcohol researcher Dr. Sandra BROWN††- outlines the impact of drinking on the adolescent brain.] [University of Rhode Island president Dr. Robert CAROTHERS†, student body president Neil CAVANAUGH†- note URI’s turnaround from a party school.] The problem of “huffing,” inhaling fumes from household products, among teens discussed.

Brown, Campbell;
Snyderman, Nancy

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