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Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention on College Campuses: Model Programs 1999 and 2000
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention.
This booklet describes how several campuses awarded grants by the U.S. Department of Education are approaching the problem of high-risk drinking on campus.

Alcohol and Other Drugs on Campu: The Scope of the Problem
Daniel Ari Kapner, (2003).
This Infofacts/Resources offers an overview of the problem and highlights effective prevention approaches that many campuses are currently following.

Building Long-Term Support for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Programs
William DeJong and Laurie Davidson.
This publication discusses the importance of collaboration building, networking, and strategic planning to ensure long-term survival of AOD programs on campus, and also details components of successful grant-writing.

Campuses and the Club Drug Ecstasy
Amy Powell, (2001).
This fact sheet looks at ecstasy availability and use.

Catalyst (Winter 2006, Volume 7, Number 2)
U.S. Department of Educationís Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention .
This issue of Catalyst focuses on college students and other drugs. Articles address the use of both illegal and prescription drugs on college campuses, as well as how campuses can work to prevent and reduce use of other drugs.

Energy Drinks and Ephedrine on Colleges Campuses
Daniel Ari Kapner.
This article describes the use of energy drinks and ephedrine on college campuses, possible effects of their use, and recommendations for institutions of higher education.

Environmental Management: A Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Alcohol And Other Drug Use On College Campuses
This publication explains the concept of Environmental Management as a unique approach to prevention of campus AOD, though a slight deviation from traditionally available prevention approaches. Targeted at college officials, it examines the three spheres of action in which the strategies work to elicit environmental change.

Environmental Management: An Approach To Alcohol And Other Drug Prevention
William DeJong.
This publication highlights the limitations associated with most campus AOD programs presenting the argument for the necessary environmental modifications and associated success.

Ephedra and Energy Drinks on College Campuses
This Infofacts/Resources provides background on ephedra and energy drinks on college campuses.

Fact Sheet: College Athletes and Alcohol and Other Drug Use
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention.
This fact sheet examines college athletesí use of alcohol, steroids and ergogenic drugs, and other drugs on college campuses.

Fact Sheet: Marijuana Use Among Students at Institutions of Higher Education
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention.
This pamphlet reports the frequency of marijuana use by college students according to various college alcohol and drug studies, consequences of use, and a variety of useful resources for addressing the issue on campuses.

Faculty Involvement in AOD Prevention
Although AOD prevention has not been seen as part of the traditional faculty role, faculty involvement is vital to the success of alcohol and other drug prevention efforts on campus. This Prevention Update looks at eight ways faculty can get involved in these efforts, which in turn would allow them to be more effective in their role as educators.

Faculty Involvement in AOD Prevention
The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention.
The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention

Faculty Leadership in Preventing Alcohol and Other Drug Problems in Higher Education: Proceedings Report of the Symposium Held at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, July 1719, 1997
The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention.
This report highlights a variety of issues regarding faculty as leaders in campus-based AOD prevention initiatives: faculty roles in raising public discussions, increasing faculty-student interaction, conducting campus-based research, restructuring academic requirements, and so on.

The Higher Education Amendments
Joel Epstein, J.D., (1999).
To access this article: The full text of H.R. 6, as well as other supporting and analytic documents, is posted on the U.S. Department of Education's Website: www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/PPI/Reauthor/
This large package of federal education legislation contains a number of provisions that may offer assistance to college and university student drinking and other drug use prevention efforts, as well as to campus violence and crime prevention.

Marijuana Use Among Students at Institutions of Higher Education
This Infofacts/Resources discusses the prevalence of marijuana use at colleges and universities.

The Network for Dissemination of Curriculum Infusion
U.S. Department of Education.
NDCI supports the development of curriculum infusion programs on a national basis, conducting workshops for administrative/faculty teams and providing consultation for the development of curriculum infusion programs in higher education.

Parental Notification
The Inter-Association Task Force on Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Issues, The Inter-Association Task Force on Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Issues.
This report is concerned solely with providing the higher education community with guidelines relative to parental notification of alcohol and other drug violations by students.

Recreational Use of Ritalin on College Campuses
Daniel Ari Kapner, Higher Education Center.
This article describes Ritalin use on college campuses, outlines possible adverse effects, and recommends policies for institutions of higher education.

Reflections on a Drug-Related Murder at Purdue University
W. DeJong, (1997).
Looks at the issue of whether college and university officials should continue to handle illicit drug cases "in house" or should instead rely on local law enforcement authorities.

Sexual Assault, Harassment, and Alcohol and Other Drug Use
To access this article: http://www2.edc.org/hec/pubs/ publication number HEC 705
This fact sheet briefly analyzes factors critical to understanding sexual assault on college and university campuses, as well as strategies to help campus officials respond to these incidents.

What do Faculty Members Think?
The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention.
Data from the Faculty and Staff Environmental Alcohol and Other Drug Survey developed by the Core Institute for Alcohol and Drug Prevention indicates concern by a significant percentage of faculty members regarding alcohol and drug use on their campuses.

Other Drugs Resources

American College Health Association National College Health Assessment.
To access this article: Ordering information available at: http://www.acha.org/projects_programs/ncha_data.cfm#forms_rpts http://www.acha.org/projects_programs/NCHA_report_order_form.pdf
This college assessment analyzes data on various norms and behaviors of students on various issues like drug and alcohol use as well as health and wellness issues like nutrition and mental health.

Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR): Drug Information
This resource provides twenty-nine in-depth drug profiles, including those on GHB, LSD, marijuana, OxyContin and PCP.

Closing the Gap Between Research and Practice: Lessons of the First Three Years of CSAPís National CAPT System 1997-2000
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.
This paper presents the lessons learned by the Center for Substance Abuse Preventionís (CSAP) National CAPT Program in supporting CSAPís mission to reduce substance use and abuse by bringing science-based prevention to every community.

Coach's Playbook Against Drugs
The US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquenc.
This document is designed to help coaches keep their teams drug free.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).
The evolution of the use of cocaine, consequences of its use, and statistics on the trend of use are discussed on this Web page.

Cocaine Abuse
Continuing Medical Education (CME).
This articles gives a brief overview about patterns of cocaine abuse, the associated consequences to user, and available treatment resources for cocaine abuse.

College Drinking and Drug Use
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).
This article is a synthesis of NBER working papers on college alcohol and other drug use targeted at a non-technical audience. Findings presented in this article include prevalence data from the 1999 Monitoring the Future Survey and the Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Studies.

College Students Illicitly Use Prescription Stimulants to Concentrate, Increase Alertness, Get High
Center for Substance Abuse Research.
This resource presents results from a survey of full-time undergraduate students at the University of Michigan on prescription stimulant use.

Correlates of college student marijuana use: Results of a US national survey
Bell, R, Wechsler, H, and Johnston, LD., Addiction, 92(5): 571-581., (1997).
Link to abstract: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/cas/Documents/corr_marijuana/
This study, focusing on predictors of marijuana use among a national representative sample of 17,592 students at 140 American colleges, found marijuana use was higher among students who participate in other high risk behaviors such as binge drinking, cigarette smoking, and having multiple sexual partners.

CSAP Substance Abuse Resource Guide: Inhalants
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI).
This resource guide presents listings and brief descriptions of materials available to inform and educate youth, parents, teachers, and treatment providers about the dangers of inhalant abuse.

CSAP Substance Abuse Resource Guide: Suicide
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.
To access this article: CSAP Resource Guide MS718
This 14-page resource guide provides references, including books, brochures, and resource kits that discuss the relationship between substance abuse and suicide.

CSAP Technical Assistance Bulletins (TABS)
This is a list of Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) Technical Assistance Bulletins, including materials about campaign development and testing.

In some cases, we aren't able to provide a direct link to the full text of this resource or reference. We can, however, offer advice on how to access this item directly through various channels, such as the web or your local or institution library.

Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) is a public health surveillance system that monitors drug-related hospital emergency department (ED) visits and drug-related deaths to track the impact of drug use, misuse, and abuse in the U.S.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA): Steroids
This is a fact sheet on steroids geared towards law enforcement.

Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault on Campus: Challenges and Interventions.
Laura G. Hensley.
This article provides college counselors with an overview of the use of GHB in campus sexual assault, outlines suggestions for crisis intervention, and discusses the challenges of counseling survivors of drug-facilitated sexual assault.

DrugStory.Org: Prescription Drugs
This Web page provides information and links to reports and media stories about abuse of prescription drugs, including OxyContin

Evidence-Based Practices: An Implementation Guide for Community-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Agencies
Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation at the University of Iowa.
This handbook suggests some concrete ways of bridging the gap between research findings and clinical practice by providing guidance on identifying, implementing, and maintaining evidence-based practices.

Evidence-Based Treatment Practices for Substance Use Disorders
National Quality Forum.
This is a proceedings document from a workshop at which the National Quality Forum convened an expert panel of stakeholders to begin defining and prioritizing evidence-based practices in the treatment of substance use disorders.

Getting an edge ñ Use of stimulants and antidepressants in college.
Richard Kadison, M.D..
This article examines studentsí dangerous use of prescription drugs to enhance academic performance.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).
Up-to-date information and statistics on the pattern of heroin use, legislation, and consequences of its use can be obtained on this Web page.

Heroin Abuse in the United States
Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
This working paper provides a description of heroin and effects of its use, data on the prevalence of use, characteristics of heroin users, and graphical presentations of trends in heroin use in the U.S.

Imitation of Ecstasy: A Commentary on Ephedra Products, Part 2
C.F. Kleiman, American Council on Science and Health..
This article reviews various products that contain ephedrine.

Inhalant Prevention Resource Guide
Virginia Department of Education.
This guide was developed for K-12 teachers, but will prove useful to anyone needing to educate about inhalants.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).
This informative resource provides a wide spectrum of materials on inhalants, and goes into extensive detail to provide a descriptive picture of the pattern of inhalant use, and available supporting data.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
NIDA compiled this fact sheet on marijuana, its effects and treatment options.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).
This fact sheet is on marijuana prevalence, consequences of use and legislative history.

Tennessee Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services (TAADAS).
This fact sheet explains ìthings you need to knowî about marijuana for the lay public.

Marijuana Use
Child Trends.
This Web page provides an analysis of the trends in marijuana use as they differ by parental education, college plans, and gender, and provides links to related indicators, state and local estimates, and international estimates of use.

Meth Use: How Widespread on Campus?
Inside Higher Ed.
Although higher education administrators often do not believe methamphetamine use is a problem on their campuses, the college-age population of young adults aged 18 to 25 exhibit the highest rates of methamphetamine use nationally.

Methylphenidate (Ritalin)
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
This Web site, targeted at law enforcement, provides a very brief overview of Ritalin use and abuse.

Methylphenidate (Ritalin)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
This fact sheet is on trends in Ritalin abuse and its health effects.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): Steroids (Anabolic-Androgenic)
This fact sheet on steroids includes health hazards and the extent of steroid use by students.

Natural History of College Student Substance Use
Dartmouth Center on Addiction, Recovery and Education (DCARE).
This is an informative resource on the course and pattern of substance abuse and contains a selection of descriptive abstracts aimed at further enhancing the understanding of this topic by prevention specialists.

Office of Applied Studies (OAS) Information by Topic
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
This table of contents provides links to information broken down by drug topic.

Office of Applied Studies (OAS) Substance Abuse Statistics by Drug
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
This table of contents provides links to statistics on drug use broken down by type of drug.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP): Drug Abuse and Addiction Research
This resource provides links to drug abuse and addiction research undertaken by ONDCP and its federal partners.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP): Federal Drug Data Sources
This table identifies Federal sources of drug data, while highlighting the frequency of data sets, the sponsoring agencies, target populations and areas of coverage.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP): Related Links
This resource is a listing of links to drug-related content from multiple sources.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP): Steroids
This fact sheet on steroids includes information about prevalence and consequences, information on trafficking and distribution, and the legislative history of steroids.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)ís MDMA (Ecstasy) Fact sheet
This fact sheet offers information on ecstasy use, heath effects, and related enforcement initiatives.

ONDCPís Drug Facts
Federally sponsored drug-related statistics, links, presentations, and resources.

OxyContin FAQs
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
This document provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding OxyContin.

Pain Medications and Other Prescription Drugs
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
This fact sheet on abused prescription medications includes information about opioids, CNS depressants and stimulants.

Prevention Works Through Community Partnerships
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).
The document shows that community partnerships are a viable strategy for preventing substance abuse, and reinforces the need for communities to work together and form partnerships to reduce drug and alcohol abuse.

Prime for Life: The STAR Program of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity
Pi Kappa Phi.
This document reviews the major results of an evaluation of the impact of the Prime for Life program, an alcohol and drug program that follows the Best Practices of the substance abuse field, on Pi Kappa Phi members.

Pulse Check, National Trends in Drug Abuse, Summer 1997; Trends in Drug Use: Spring-Fall 1996
Office of National Drug Control Policy.
This report presents a comparative analysis of the fluctuating patterns of heroin abuse across various population groups as a result of the drugís changing quality and availability as determined by price.

Recovery Month: Commonly Misused Substances
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
This overview lists several commonly misused substances and describes the basic facts and prevalence of each.

Relationship of early inhalant use to substance use in college students
Bennett, ME, Walters, ST, Miller, JH, & Woodall, WG., Journal of substance abuse, 12(3), 227., (2000).
This analysis of data from four campus-wide surveys found an association between an increased frequency of drinking alcohol, illicit drug use, and substance-related consequences during the college years, and early onset of use of inhalants or marijuana.

The residual cognitive effects of heavy marijuana use in college students
Pope, HG, Jr, Yurgelun-Todd, D., JAMA: the journal of the American Medical Association, 275(7), 521., (1996).
This study conducted among heavy and light smokers of marijuana who were undergraduates found an association between heavy marijuana use and residual neuropsychological effects.

SACC Coalition Uses Innovative Messaging to Prevent Inhalant Use
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).
This online article discusses the rising trend in inhalant use by adolescents, with the resultant change in focus of Substance Abuse Action Council of Central Connecticut (SACC) to making inhalants a major health concern, rather than simply a drug issue.

Stress, sleep loss, and substance abuse create potent recipe for college depression.
Voelker, R., The Journal Of The American Medical Association, (2004).
This article examines the close connections that stress, substance abuse, and lack of sleep have with increasing depression among college students.

Studies Show Cognitive Impairments Linger in Heavy Marijuana Users
Robert Mathias.
This National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) notes article discusses the antecedent neurological, and psychological consequences associated with marijuana use, the author noting that the ability to learn is affected is both acute and long term in nature.

Traumaddiction: Safety and Stabilization for the Addicted Survivor of Trauma.
JE Gentry, A Menna, M Scofield..
This article examines the challenge of providing effective treatment and interventions for persons with both posttraumatic stress and addiction.

Trends in marijuana and other illicit drug use among college students: results from 4 Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study Surveys: 1993-2001
Mohler-Kuo, M, Lee, J, Wechsler, H., Journal of American College Health, 52 (1), p17-24, 8p, 5..
Trends in marijuana and other illicit drug use among college students: results from 4 Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study Surveys: 1993-2001

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA): State Fact Sheets
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has developed fact sheets detailing the drug situation in each state, including the amount of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and ecstasy seized by the federal government.

What Americans Need to Know About Marijuana
The Office of National Drug Control Policy.
This 20-page publication provides critical information on the myths and misperceptions surrounding the illicit drug, marijuana.

Youth risk behavior surveillance: National college health risk behavior survey -- United States, 1995
Morbidity and mortality weekly report. CDC surveillance summaries. 46(6), 1., (1997).
Link to abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=9393659&dopt=Citation
Results of this biennial survey of high school and college studentsí high risk behaviors showed that a high proportion of students still engage in high risk behaviors, some of which include episodic heavy drinking during the 30 days preceding the survey, drinking alcohol and driving, and drinking alcohol while boating or swimming.

General Resources

The College Alcohol Study
Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Health and Social Behavior.
The Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study (CAS) Web site provides frequent updates of the latest studies on student alcohol abuse.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is a national organization devoted to helping coalitions that aim to reduce alcohol- and other drug-related problems in their communities.

The Core Institute
The Center for Alcohol and Drug Studies, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
This Web site provides links to surveys, publications, products and general information about AOD prevention on college campuses.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
The NCADI website is extensive and contains many free resources on alcohol and substance abuse.

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