Friday, June 23, 2006

Grant to combat drinking, drug abuse renewed

11:30 a.m., June 23, 2006--The University of Delaware's Center for Counseling and Student Development and Wellspring, the student wellness program, have received a grant for the second year of a $1.2 million three-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to combat underage drinking and drug abuse. The $406,636 for the 2006-07 year will provide the resources for the University to expand efforts to assist students with alcohol and other drug interventions and treatment by promoting innovative screening, brief interventions and referral to treatment of those students with a high risk of substance abuse disorders. "The University has been one of the national leaders in addressing alcohol-related issues among college students," John Bishop, UD associate vice president for counseling and student development and professor of individual and family studies, said.

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