UA Substance Abuse Awareness Week Stirs Important Conversation


A serious conversation is underway at the University of Arkansas about substance abuse.

It’s Substance Abuse Awareness Week, and students are highlighting resources available on campus for those battling with substance abuse. 

The U of A is one of 19 colleges across the state organizing educational events this week.

Katie Strickland, freshman Leadership Forum member, said getting students to start the conversation is the most important part of this week.

“One of the main things that is endangering our students is substance abuse, and so with the Associated Student Government, we’re wanting to increase this cause and increase the conversations that we’re having,” Strickland said. “Students will have the highest chance they will have of succeeding on this campus.”

Members of the student government partnered with Razorback recovery to help students who may be struggling with substance abuse.

The student government is teaming up with the Pat Walker Health Center and other organizations to raise awareness on the Fayetteville campus. 

You can find a list of events going on this week by clicking here

Arkansas had the second-highest opioid prescription rate in the country in 2017.

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