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The Pandemic and Campus Substance Use: What Colleges Need to Know Now

April 23, 2021 by ACTA

Delivered live on April 14, 2021, ACTA’s webinar for college leaders and trustees featured four world class experts on student mental health and substance use. They explored key research on the effects of COVID-19 on student mental health, drug, and alcohol use; its profound impact on student outcomes; and strategies to promote a healthy academic environment. Addressing these issues requires a coordinated effort from the highest levels of university leadership, including governing boards and presidents.

Moderated by Armand Alacbay, ACTA’s VP of Trustee and Government Affairs, the panel included:
-Robert L. DuPont, M.D., founder and president, Institute for Behavior and Health
-Amelia M. Arria, Ph.D., professor and director, University of Maryland School of Public Health
-Ellen Rome, M.D., M.P.H., professor and head, Center for Adolescent Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Children’s
-Caleb S. Boswell, L.L.P.C., N.C.C., student advisor, Office of Counseling & Career Planning at Washtenaw Community College


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