September 26, 2018 | ° F

Campus-provided drug help is available

Letter to the editor

Rutgers Health Services would like to thank you [The Daily Targum] for your September 4th editorial, “College drug use requires necessary precautions.” Health Services is dedicated to providing services to ensure health for the whole student body, mind and spirit. Student substance use and abuse is of the utmost concern for us. We know the majority of our students are making responsible decisions, but that there are some who are placing their lives at risk due to substance abuse. We provide educational workshops for all students at Health Outreach, Promotion and Education on MDMA and other substances, as well as other health and wellness topics. All are welcome to contact us for more information at 848-932-1965. If students are concerned about their own or a friend’s use of drugs, they can contact Counseling, ADAP, and Psychiatric Services at 848-932-7884. Thank you for bringing to light a very important issue for our students.

Elizabeth Amaya-Fernandez is a Health Education Specialist for Rutgers Health Services Health Outreach, Promotion, and Education and is an adjunct professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

By Elizabeth Amaya-Fernandez

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