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DSCF0432This year, the College of Social Work pulled out all the stops to make Orientation 2015  everything any student could ask for. In addition to making information and resources available to undergraduate, MSW and PhD students, the college also offered food, raffle prizes and giveaways for all to enjoy. A DJ added to the high-energy event as CSW faculty and staff made themselves available to answer students’ questions one-on-one. Students also shared why they want to “Be the Change” and wore trendy CSW bandanas to show college camaraderie. A good time was had by all!

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Nearly 200 people from universities and colleges around the country attended the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery’s (HECAOD) 2015 National Meeting at The Ohio State University’s Blackwell Inn & Conference Center in August. The conference focused on collegiate alcohol and drug misuse prevention and recovery. It provided the training and tools necessary to strengthen alcohol and drug prevention, intervention, and recovery during the higher education experience and beyond.

 

Following the National Meeting, a “Rappel to End the Stigma of Addiction” event was held at Columbus at Capital Square. Here, the HECAOD joined forces with the Shatterproof Challenge Rappelling Series to host a fundraiser to help end the stigma of addiction and increase funding for the prevention, treatment and recovery of this disease. In the United States alone, alcohol and other drugs claim more than 135,000 lives every year — that’s 370 people every day and 15 lives every hour. For every dollar raised over $500, Shatterproof donated 50 percent or at least $250 to the HECAOD ($1000 minimum required to participate).