This page lists a number of federal, non-federal and law enforcement resources connected with college students and substance abuse.
CoHEASAP is a coalition of higher education associations and organizations that seeks to eradicate the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, legal and illegal drugs and other substances among college students.
College Drinking Prevention (NIAAA)
This is the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.
The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students to help schools and communities address issues such as bullying, harassment, violence, and substance abuse. The Center provides training and support to Department of Education grantees, school and district administrators, institutions of higher education, teachers, support staff at schools, and communities, and seeks to improve schools' conditions so all students have the opportunity to realize academic success in safe and supportive environments.
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment to people with substance use disorders and those at risk of developing these disorders. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers this website to provide information and resources related to SBIRT.
The Sound of Your Voice: Parent Guide (SAMHSA)
Published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, this brochure provides parents with information they need to talk with their college-bound young adults about alcohol use consequences.
Produced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, this video encourages parents to talk with their college-bound young adults about alcohol use and highlights the academic and health consequences of underage drinking by first-year students.
Strategic Prevention Framework (SAMHSA)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) is a planning process for preventing substance use and misuse. Prevention professionals use the SPF as a comprehensive guide to plan, implement, and evaluate prevention problems.
The Association of Recovery in Higher Education represents collegiate recovery programs and communities, the faculty and staff who support them, and the students who represent them.
The Center provides colleges and universities with tools and resources to launch alcohol and drug misuse prevention and recovery programs on their campuses.
In collaboration with athletics stakeholders and campus substance abuse prevention experts, and guided by the latest prevention science and deterrence strategies, the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Sport Science Institute designed this toolkit to support athletics administrators in collaboration with their campus colleagues in efforts to reduce substance abuse and to promote healthy choices, fair competition, and a positive environment for college athletes.
The National Social Norms Center’s mission is to advance the social norms approach to effective health promotion by offering resources, research, and education; and identify normative health care utilization patterns of college students.
Law Enforcement Resources
Campus security and safety is an important feature of postsecondary education. The U.S. Department of Education is committed to assisting schools in providing students nationwide a safe environment in which to learn and to keep students, parents, and employees well informed about campus security.
The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators advances public safety for educational institutions by providing educational resources, advocacy, and professional development services.
The National Center for Campus Public Safety provides useful resources and information to support safer campus communities. It is a central repository of safety and security information and resources, technical assistance, and training to assist institutions of higher education in their efforts to enhance campus security and readiness.
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services is the component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for advancing the practice of community policing by the nation's state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies through information and grant resources.