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Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention

The most widespread health problem on college and university campuses in the United States is high-risk alcohol and other drug (AOD) use. Recent reports confirm that the nation's campuses continue to encounter significant consequences as a result of this problem. This Infofacts/Resources offers an overview of the problem and highlights effective prevention approaches that many campuses are currently following. Under the banner of environmental management, the U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention recommends the following key environmental strategies: (1) Offer and promote social, recreational, extracurricular, and public service options that do not include alcohol and other drugs; (2) Create a social, academic, and residential environment that supports health-promoting norms; (3) Limit alcohol availability both on and off campus; (4) Restrict marketing and promotion of alcoholic beverages both on and off campus; and (5) Develop and enforce campus policies and enforce local, state, and federal laws. (Contains 6 resources.)

Descriptors: Drinking, Drug Use, College Students, Student Behavior, Incidence, Community Problems, Prevention, College Administration, College Environment, Change Strategies

Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention. EDC, Inc. 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453. Tel: 800-676-1730; Fax: 617-928-1537; e-mail: HigherEdCtr[at]edc.org; Web site: http://www.edc.org/projects/higher_education_center_alcohol_drug_abuse_and_violence_prevention





Author: Kapner, Daniel Ari

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=5187&id=ED537629



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