DAPA Melanie Comeau Wins CPC Award!

Congratulations to Melanie Comeau for receiving the Exemplary Leader in Prevention Award from the Cambridge Prevention Coalition (CPC) for her commitment to DAPA and work as the Creative Director for Harvard Proof! 

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Alcohol and Mental Health

In the past few weeks, students, faculty and administrators have begun a dialogue about mental health and mental health services on campus. As DAPAs, we would like to highlight the relationship between mental health and risk for substance abuse. Studies of a national sample of college students have shown that those with poor mental health/depression, though equally as likely as their peers to report frequent and heavy episodic drinking, are more likely than their peers to drink “to get drunk.”[1] As well, when coupled with depression, high-risk substance abuse--such as heavy Read more about Alcohol and Mental Health

DAPA Wins Two Awards!

Harvard’s Drug & Alcohol Peer Advisor (DAPA) program, a peer education group under Harvard’s Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Services, was recently recognized as a “2012 Outstanding Network Member” at The BACCHUS Network General Assembly. Read the full Harvard Gazette story here.