Date of Defense


Date of Graduation




First Advisor

Karen Schieman

Second Advisor

Elissa Allen

Third Advisor

Susan Houtrouw


The opioid epidemic has become a national crisis in the United States of America. The area of study for this paper, is how university students ages 18-25 are affected by the opioid crisis. This thesis will include a review of current literature pertaining to the opioid epidemic. The main goal of this thesis is to educate Western Michigan University students and faculty about the nationwide opioid epidemic. A PowerPoint will be created using the structure of a professional poster. The PowerPoint will be presented in an online face-to-face browser. Commonalities in the findings are discussed throughout the presentation. These include prevalence of opioid abuse and the social impact of opioid abuse. The last part of the project will discuss creative ideas for Western Michigan University to improve opioid safety on campus.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access

Thesis PowerPoint.pdf (247 kB)
Defense Presentation

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Nursing Commons