Federal & National Resources
This page lists a number of federal, non-federal and law enforcement resources connected with college students and substance abuse.
Stop Youth Opioid Abuse is a multi-channel effort from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Ad Council, and the Truth Initiative that focuses on preventing and reducing the misuse of opioids among youth and young adults.
- For Youth and Young Adults: Five Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Opioids (PDF)
- For Parents and Educators: Discussion Guide (accompanies videos found on www.opioids.thetruth.com) (PDF)
- Youth Opioid Abuse Prevention Toolkit: Background information and promotion material related to the campaign. (PDF)
College-Age and Young Adults (NIDA)
This section features the most recent Monitoring the Future national survey results on substance use in this age group, including patterns of marijuana and alcohol use and non-medical use of prescription drugs. It also covers newer trends, such as e-vaporizers and hookah use. This section also has resources for students, parents, educators, dorm supervisors, counselors, clinicians, and researchers who work with this age group.
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 underage drinking and binge drinking among college students.
College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives – Embracing Culture & Context to Prevent Underage Drinking (SAMHSA)
This video, the second episode in SAMHSA’s College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives series, shows how Historically black colleges and universities such as Howard University (Washington, D.C.) and Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD) created prevention strategies to meet the unique needs of a campus community with a strong history and culture.
The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools to help schools and communities address issues such as bullying, harassment, violence, and substance misuse. 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 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 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.
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.
The Center provides colleges and universities with tools and resources to launch alcohol and drug misuse prevention and recovery programs on their campuses.
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.
National Center for Campus Public Safety
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.