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Over the past several years, designer drugs known as “bath salts” have gained widespread attention following national media reports linking the substances to overdoses, suicides, and even cannibalism. But are these drugs, which are considered among the most addictive of the psycho-stimulants, becoming a major national problem or are growing concerns simply a byproduct of media hype?
Please join us for a special lecture followed by a panel discussion on the needs of wounded and disabled veterans, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., at the UNC School of Social Work.
Col. Kevin McDonnell (ret.), Director of the U.S. Special Operations Command Care Coalition, will speak on the needs of wounded, ill, and disabled troops and how communities can support their successful transition to civilian life.
This fall, the UNC School of Social Work will launch a pilot intervention program that faculty members say could help to prevent homelessness and other adverse outcomes for adults with mental illness who have been discharged from hospitals, shelters, prisons, or other institutions.
UNC’s School of Social Work is once again lending support to a summer camp that serves children from military families.
For many sun worshippers, tanning is a summertime ritual. With the arrival of June, they take off in droves to the nearest recreational body of water, spread out their blankets, and prop up their lounge chairs to bask in the warmth and glory.
But for some, baking their bodies isn’t just a once-a-year event. Studies, though limited in number, have spotted a disturbing trend: tanning is addictive.