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College and University General Programs
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT)
Focuses on providing awareness of alcohol-related issues and promotes abstinence and/or low-risk drinking. It also promotes the PARTY (Promoting Alcohol Responsibility Through You) program. Also available are statistics on patterns of use as well as links to other related sites for college students.
Alcohol and Your College Experience
Presents information on many aspects of alcohol and college students including tips for how to cut down on your drinking and a test to see if you drink too much. It includes information on alcohol including how it relates to: sexual experiences, effects on the body, determining your blood alcohol level and much more. There are updates on news events that are related to alcohol and college life as well.
BRAD 21 Program
Sponsored by the family and friends of Bradley McCue, a Michigan State student who died of alcohol poisoning on his twenty-first birthday. The purpose of this site is to educate young adults about the low-risk use of alcohol and the effects that alcohol can have on others. Information describes: the effects of alcohol on the body, how to recognize the effects on yourself and others, how to encourage abstinence or low-risk use, and how to determine when medical assistance is needed.
College Parents of America (CPA)
Designed to help parents prepare for their child’s college life, including information ranging from getting financial help for tuition to finding links to different resources on combating high-risk alcohol use by their child. There is excellent information for parents regarding talking to their son/daughter about binge drinking, responsible behavior, safe spring breaks and much more.
George Washington University Substance Abuse Prevention Center
Presents information on sexual assault, stress management, alcohol and drug policies,
plus tips on how to have a safe party experience Also found here are facts on the rate of first-time drug users. The goal for this site is to increase abstinence and/or low-risk drinking and awareness of possible consequences.
Go Ask Alice
Post any health-related question on any topic. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: relationships, sexual health, alcohol/drug issues, emotional health, and fitness. View any question and answer that had been asked previously about the topic in which you are interested. All postings and inquiries are anonymous.
Focuses on students who have had enough with binge drinking and the effects that it has on campus life. It gives support for students who are trying to decrease binge drinking on college campuses. There is ample information about binge drinking and the effects it has on the drinker and those surrounding the drinker.
Harvard School of Public Health
Provides statistics and research articles based on the Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study, an ongoing survey of over 15,000 students at 140 four-year colleges in 40 states. The CAS study examines high-risk behaviors among college students such as episodic or binge drinking, smoking, illicit drug use, gun possession, violence, and other behavioral, social and health problems confronting today’s college students.
Inter-Association Task Force on Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Issues
Provides tips to campus officials on how to implement a task force for leadership on health issues, residential life, student life, student government and many others. Also available is information on how to train campus leaders about alcohol and other drug issues.
Promising Practices – Campus Alcohol Strategies
Presents education on elimination of alcohol and other drug abuse on college campuses. There is information on the consequences of use and how to help your campus. This site encourages students to think about their lifestyle and how to make healthy decisions. There is an online forum as well to discuss your concerns.
Promotes the enhancement of student development through services and education. This site encourages students to get involved in different organizations and to be successful academically.
The Core Institute
Developed by Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, this site assists colleges in drug and alcohol prevention efforts by providing the latest statistics on campus drug/alcohol use and violence based on the Core Survey, which is administered on campuses nationwide. Copies of surveys for students, faculty and staff are available. Online advice and help are offered as well.
The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
Offers strategies to change culture on campuses and prevent illegal alcohol and other drug use. Supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the Higher Education Center supports all institutions in their efforts to address alcohol and other drug problems. Information on how to participate in training workshops conducted by the Higher Education Center is available from this site.
Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS)
Contains information about the TIPS program. TIPS conducts workshops for bartenders and waiters to develop the skills and confidence necessary to prevent customer intoxication. Information on the prevention of impaired driving and underage drinking is provided as well. Upcoming workshops are also posted.
Will Keim Speaks
Contains information on the outstanding speaker Will Keim. He has lectured to over two million students on a variety of topics from Greek life to communication skills. His schedule and copies of some presentations are posted here.
Alcohol and Other Drug Information
Alcohol Information and Education
Offers tips on how to make wise choices, how to start local campaigns, how to prevent underage drinking and examples of how someone with an alcohol problem may act. Statistics on accidents and other issues related to alcohol use are also offered. There is an impairment chart that helps people realize their estimated intoxication level depending on their sex, weight, height and number of drinks consumed.
American Council for Drug Education
Discusses the effects that different substances have on the body and their impact on relationships with others. This site contains tips for parents on how to talk to their children about substance use and how to notice if their child is using an illegal substance. This council is part of the Phoenix House program and offers information on substance abuse education and prevention.
American Medical Association Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
Lists policies on alcohol use, information on Al-Anon and Alateen, as well as facts on
college life and consumption of alcohol. The site also provides information on the A.M.A. "A Matter of Degree" program for college students.
Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
Offers a wide range of information including nutrition, jobs and alcohol. The site addresses issues related to alcohol use including advertisements and promotions. There are many links to other sites of interest, and information on a special alcohol policy project that helps to reduce use. This site provides statistics proving that alcohol is the leading cause of premature deaths in the United States.
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
Provides assistance to community projects concerning alcohol and other drugs. The goal of these projects is to give information that will build skills and competence rather than dependence. CSAP offers trainers for community support and assistance with project development.
Based around the popular MTV show "Loveline," this site offers information on a variety of issues from general health to sex and alcohol. There is an opportunity to ask Dr. Drew a question with his response found on the online forum. If you need to get help with any issue in particular, this site offers several resources for you.
Provides information on diseases, nutrition, STDs, alcohol use and other issues. This site is a database for most health-related topics. There are links specialized for different age groups, gender and special populations all related to health issues.
Provides information on the pioneering work that Jean Kilbourne has done on alcohol and tobacco advertisements and the image of women in these advertisements. She has written a number of books and is an acclaimed lecturer on these issues. There is a list of resources for various topics she covers in her work as well as her schedule, her availability and her contact information.
Join Together Online
Addresses efforts to reduce gun violence and substance abuse. There are news articles on each of these efforts as well as a photo gallery that shows real life consequences of violence. There is a quick search database for substance abuse and violence issues. The site also contains information regarding the "Demand Treatment" program which initiates the demand for treatment for addicts.
Marin Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol & Other Drug Problems
Provides information to assist in confronting those who profit from alcohol sales and
create harmful conditions to others. There is a schedule and registration information for training sessions provided by the organization on how to deal with these issues. Links to alcohol beverage sites, information on their advertisements and research findings can be viewed as well.
Monitoring the Future (MTF)
Focuses on drug use and abuse with information on recent trends in use of alcohol and other drugs, links to related sites as well as databases and copies of available press releases related to alcohol and drug use. It contains information on studies performed on the behaviors, attitudes and values of secondary and college students as well as other young adults in America.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Supports those who have lost a loved one due to an alcohol-related car crash. This is a nonprofit organization supported by mothers who are looking for solutions to impaired driving and underage drinking. Other information provided includes statistics for any zip code you wish to research, how to become a member, different programs offered and much more.
National Center on Addiction & Substance Abuse
(CASA: Columbia University)
Provides research results on public opinion, program demonstrations, policy development and medical studies. CASA examines the social cost of alcohol and how it affects everyone around the user. There is an assessment of what helps and what doesn’t during an intervention, as well as suggestions for those who are looking to get help for their problem.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Provides an information database as well as a quick-fact page and an online forum. Through work with the Center for Substance Abuse and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site provides information on substance use.
National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence
Attempts to eradicate the stigma of the disease of alcoholism and educates Americans on the disease nature of addiction. The site indicates how addiction is a disease that is not only avoidable but also treatable. It provides information on health and medical issues as well as information for both parents and students who need help to talk to each other question and receive an answer on the web page.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Provides information on NIAAA research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and other alcohol-related problems. NIAAA is part of the National Institute of Health and provides information on all topics of alcohol use and abuse. Links to other sites and databases are provided in addition to the research information.
Partnership for a Drug Free America
Aims to reduce the demand for illicit drugs in America through media communication. The site links to sites on prevention, treatment, mentoring, counseling, health, and teens.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Provides information regarding grants funded through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. These grants fund research for many areas including: tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs and multi-use drugs. Information on treatment, prevention and enforcement are among the subjects that are detailed.
Beer, Booze and Behavior
Informs students and others about opportunities for socialization and recreation other than drinking or other drug use. There are ideas for other things to do, as well as how to confront people who drink and abuse the rights and properties of other people. Many links to sites of interest related to alcohol use and other issues are available. A virtual reality scenario allows you to plug in your personal statistics, then go through a drinking episode to estimate your blood alcohol level as you drink.
Center for Education and Drug Abuse Research
Presents the results of research conducted by CEDAR regarding how families and other social groups interact with substance use and abuse.
The Intoximeters Incorporated
Provides a form to assist in estimating your blood/breath alcohol concentration based on the information provided. Its purpose is to provide information about the low-risk use of alcohol.
Prevention Research Institute, Inc. (PRI)
Provides information about the programs conducted by PRI. The goal of PRI is to reduce the incidence of alcohol- and drug-related problems in the United States and other countries through a lifestyle-related risk reduction program. Programs designed by PRI are designed to persuade resistant audiences to examine and change their attitudes and behaviors concerning alcohol and drug use.
RU Aware? Alcohol Education Page
Educates college students about alcohol, the facts surrounding alcohol and its consumption and how to deal with someone who is drunk. There is an alcohol awareness quiz as well as information on how alcohol affects you and myths pertaining to alcohol consumption, among other topics.
Searching the Internet for Drug Information
Discusses how some web pages are filled with useless information and how to detect if the information is correct. There are lists of different search engines that can be trusted to find accurate information on the Internet as well as a specific directory for information pertaining to alcohol and other drugs.
National Intrafraternity Conference
Provides a variety of services to support and enhance the fraternity movement throughout the United States and Canada including: educational conferences, videotapes, workbooks and manuals, campus consultations.
National Panhellenic Conference
Provides information regarding NPC conferences, publications and services dedicated to the betterment of sorority life.
Peer Outreach Programs
BACCHUS/GAMMA Peer Education Networks
Assists students and administrators in developing a peer outreach effort on their campus. There is information on different campus-related topics as well as tips for those who are in leadership positions. This site provides program ideas, research information and statistics, a chat room with different topics for each session, and information about becoming a member. Information on developing a BACCHUS/GAMMA chapter on your campus is also available.
Advocates for Youth
Focuses on helping young people make wise choices with regard to sexual interactions. This group attempts to disprove the myths that people hear and believe about sex, and correctly inform them about the challenges that sexual relations hold and their possible consequences. There is an opportunity at this site to ask a peer educator questions on health or sex issues. A response is e-mailed to the inquirer as quickly as possible. Links to other peer educator resources are available as well.
Provides information regarding Alcoholics Anonymous. AA is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. There is information on how to identify a problem and how to get help. Since alcoholism affects all people around the alcoholic, information on how to attain help for them is also available.
Provides information about Al-Anon, a group organized to help the friends and family members of alcoholics to deal with their loved one’s problem. Information on how to get help, including meeting locations and how to attain literature on the topic. A link to the Alateen (Al-Anon for teens) website is also available.
American College Counseling Association
Provides information regarding ACCA which supports the practice of college counseling and promotes responsible professional practice to promote communication and exchange among college counselors. The ACCA leads different conferences in an effort to better the counseling services available on college campuses. Many links to other counseling services are found here as well as links to different publications.
Provides information regarding Hazeldon, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people recover from alcoholism and other drug addiction. Hazeldon provides both residential and outpatient treatment for people of all ages, programs for families affected by chemical dependency, and training for a variety of professionals. Locations and further information on the treatment facility is listed here as well.
Lists different types of treatments available for people who have any type of addiction from alcoholism to overeating. There is online AA help and a recovery resources bookstore.
Safety and Security
Safe Campuses Now
Presents tips on how to be safe on your campus as well as general statistics regarding campus violence. Safe Campuses Now is a crime prevention awareness and education program with the goal of preventing all crime involving college students both on and off campus. There is a crime alert resource page which informs visitors about recent crimes and the still-at-large criminals.
Safety on Campus
Dedicated to assisting campus crime victims in the enforcement of their legal rights. This site informs students about how to be safe and have a successful college experience. Information for parents on how to deal with safety issues is also available. This group has influenced six major legislations, all of which are detailed at this site. Crime statistics, safety tips, and bulletin information are also available through this site.
Provides information about AmeriCorps programs. AmeriCorps participants teach children to read, help make neighborhoods safer, build affordable homes, and respond to natural disasters. Most AmeriCorps members serve with projects like Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross, and Boys and Girls Clubs, and many more local and national organizations. Information on how to get involved is available.
Provides information about Alternative Spring Break programs. Alternative breaks are designed to give students an alternate choice for their school breaks rather than going to a resort or staying at home. Opportunities include travel and house-building activities as well as environmental clean-up trips, all with the purpose of helping other communities and habitats. Break Away is designed to promote social awareness through service on local, regional, national and international levels.
Campus Outreach Opportunities League
Presents information regarding COOL training and workshops related to student community involvement. COOL provides students with an opportunity to connect their personal and local actions with larger movements of people who are serving to better our nation.
Provides information regarding Global Volunteers, a private non-profit development organization with the goal of helping to establish a foundation for peace through mutual international understanding. Global Volunteers sends teams of volunteers to live and work with local people on human and economic development projects. Volunteers gain a genuine, first-hand understanding of how other people live day to day.
Habitat for Humanity (Campus Chapters)
Supports students who wish to take an alternative trip during school breaks through Habitat for Humanity. The trips consist of house building for those less fortunate and environmental trips for the restoration of different habitats. Members make a difference for many families and individuals that would otherwise not have the opportunities they are given through this program.
Provides information about the Peace Corps, which works to bring clean water to communities, teach children, help start new small businesses, and stop the spread of AIDS. The volunteers work to develop different countries while getting a better understanding of other cultures and giving those cultures a better understanding of Americans. This site provides the information needed for prospective volunteers as well.
Service Learning on the World Wide Web
Supports college students and administrators in the development of service learning programs. Service learning programs are designed to teach students through life experiences that cannot be taught through a textbook. A master list of all universities involved in these types of programs is available.
Higher Education Center Against Violence and Abuse
Lists a wide variety of information on all types of violence and abuse from animal abuse to assault. Each issue has information on how to get help if you need it and other facts on specific violence-related issues. There is information for teachers, medical personnel, law enforcement officials and social service providers. There is also a link to different databases with further information on violence and abuse issues.
Partnership Against Violence
Provides information about violence and adolescents that are at risk. Information from seven different Federal agencies is provided. This site also allows violence prevention professionals to communicate through the PAVNET mail group. There is contact information available for those interested in sponsoring a program on violence prevention.
Safe Schools Coalition
Assists colleges and schools in developing safe, healthy, and humane places in which to live and work. Visiting this site allows you to access programs, research, and conference information. This site allows educators, community leaders, the law enforcement community, parents, and students to share ideas to make schools safer, healthier learning environments.
North Dakota Campus Violence Project
Assists in the prevention of personal violence and promotes healthy and empowered living for college students. Facts on college campus violence are available. Local service information can also be obtained.