Trustees | Substance Use

Addressing College Drinking and Drug Use

A Primer for Trustees, Administrators, and Alumni
June 11, 2019 by Amelia Arria and Greta Wagley Download PDF Press Release

As colleges and universities acknowledge the connection between behavioral health and student success, ACTA releases this powerful report calling for a new level of awareness and collaborative action by presidents and trustees to address student alcohol and drug use. The report provides examples of successful, evidence-based programs implemented at institutions across the country, and it emphasizes that the most effective approaches to college substance use must be tailored to the culture and particular challenges faced by each campus community. The guide uniquely explores how alcohol and drug use can affect student achievement, revealing that a coordinated substance use prevention strategy will not only work to make the campus a safer and healthier environment, but also help students maximize their potential.


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