Recovering opioid addict shares journey

Recovering opioid addict shares journey

Editor’s Note: The name of Brian was changed to protect his identity. Brian remembered waking up with the side of his head pulsing. He sat up and touched his eyebrow and felt blood between his fingertips. Brian had just overdosed after smoking fentanyl, a highly addictive opioid medication that, when...

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Students, police learn to use life-saving drug

Students, police learn to use life-saving drug

The Center for Students in Recovery at UTD has recently been promoting overdose awareness by providing a new training program. Since the start of the summer, the CSR has begun an initiative to train campus police, students, staff and other community members on what to do in case of an...

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Bottled up

Bottled up

Names of some sources have been changed to protect their identities due to legality concerns. Max hesitantly popped a small capsule into his mouth and swallowed. It was the night before a big test, and he was studying with a friend — a friend who’d given him the pill. Waiting...

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Up in Smoke

Up in Smoke

Marijuana users create growing drug culture on campus, risk arrest for lifestyle Names of some sources have been changed to protect their identities Casey, Jeff and Arjun, three students at UTD, live in an unassuming, off-campus apartment. Nothing seems out of place, except for the unmistakable smell of marijuana. A...

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