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Topic: Under the Influence

Brown is the only university in the country with a dean of chemical dependency. About 50 students per year seek help cutting back on substance use from Kathleen McSharry, who currently holds the position.

University News

Students confront substance dependency

April 10, 2014 3 comments

According to the diagnostic criteria and varying expert opinions, the boundaries between abuse, dependence and addiction are often cloudy.

Drinking it in: Alcohol culture draws new scrutiny

University News

Drinking it in: Alcohol culture draws new scrutiny

April 9, 2014 13 comments

While students may see alcohol as less harmful than other substances, some administrators wonder if undergrads may be a bit too comfortable drinking.