Tag: drugs

Research-Based Solutions To The Opioid Crisis

Emily Jones, branch chief for National Institute on Drug Abuse, speaks at Mason BY ABIGAIL ADCOX STAFF WRITER According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 116 people died every day from opioid-related drug overdoses. Emily Jones, chief…

Developing A System Of Access

A one-on-one with Katrina King of the Empowered Communities Opioid Project BY ABIGAIL ADCOX STAFF WRITER A grant project under Mason’s School of Nursing, the Empowered Communities Opioid Project, is intended to implement a system of access to health care for…

Substance Abuse Rates Spike Among College Students

Mason lacks the recovery resources that other Virginia schools offer BY DANA NICKEL, LONGFORM EDITOR Overdoses kill 115 people every day in the U.S., according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. September is National Recovery Month, as stated by…

State Senator pushes for marijuana decriminalization

A BILL IN STATE LEGISLATURE INTRODUCES RELAXED PUNISHMENT FOR FIRST-TIME OFFENDERS By Alexander Shedd, News Assistant Editor A state senator has introduced a new bill to the state legislature that would relax certain parts of the laws for marijuana-related offenses….

Three students found with potential bomb materials

(Photo credit: Sarah Kladler/Fourth Estate) Three Mason students were arrested last week after “bomb making materials” were found in a dorm room in Jefferson Hall. The arrests occurred last Wednesday, but it was not until this past Monday that the…