Hokie Wellness shares guide for conversations about substance use

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“There’s a ton of research, specifically related to alcohol, that says having conversations before students even get to college actually decreases their risk for high-risk drinking behaviors,” said Ashley LeDuc, associate director with Hokie Wellness. “Their families’ beliefs, values, and norms are often the most influential factors in reducing students’ risk for developing drinking and other substance misuse problems.” Hokie Wellness aims to foster a heathier Virginia Tech community by providing prevention services, education, and resources to students and employees. As a part of this mission, members of Hokie Wellness’ Alcohol and Other Drugs team recently developed a family guide for having these important discussions.

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