The mission of the University of Rhode Island's Substance Abuse Prevention Services is to gain a greater understanding of the dynamics of the community, provide education and resources to individuals and groups, empower students to make healthy choices, encourage environments conducive to academic success, and continually monitor and improve University's approaches to increase safety and reduce risks for members of the university community.
The Substance Abuse Program at the Virginia State University aims to raise student awareness of the risks and consequences associated with alcohol and other drugs. This is done through alcohol education and substance awareness workshops at intervals throughout a student’s matriculation to include Freshmen orientation, Resident Assistants week, and Freshmen week. The Program also strives to promote healthy choices and strategies such as alternative methods of coping with stress and emotional issues rather than drinking alcohol or using drugs.
WFU CHOICES is committed to providing education and resources to individuals and groups, empowering students to make healthy choices and encouraging environments conducive to academic success. Services offered by WFU CHOICES include:
- Individual assessment and brief counseling as it relates to alcohol and other drug use/abuse
- Campus-wide programming
- Multiple web-based resources: online screenings
- Consultation to students, staff, and faculty on alcohol and other drug concerns
- Referrals to community support services
The Substance Abuse Program aims to provide the University of South Alabama community with educational and prevention programmes related to substance abuse. The Program strives to increase knowledge and awareness of alcohol and other drug issues and decrease the negative consequences associated with high risk drinking and illegal drug use through counselling, outreach programmes, and consultation services.
The Trimbos Institute is a centre of expertise on mental health and addiction. It is also designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Dissemination of Good Practices in Mental Health. The Institute aims to develop programmes to prevent drug use, delay the first use of substances, decrease the amounts consumed by current users and minimise drug-related problems.
The North Dakota Higher Education Consortium for Substance Abuse Prevention strives to provide University System campuses with resources, knowledge and networks to address student misuse of alcohol and other substances. The consortium advocates for stronger prevention policies, collaborates in campus-community partnerships and aims to help campuses develop evidenced-based prevention programmes.
The Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting (CEEP) is part of the the Early Childhood and Parenting (ECAP) Collaborative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. CEEP provides publications and information to the worldwide early childhood and parenting communities.
The Oakland University Substance Abuse Programme is a state-licensed prevention programme that focuses on:
- Prevention through education, presentations and workshops;
- Identification and early intervention with "at risk" subgroups; and
- Training and consulting with faculty, staff and university decision-makers.
Campus-wide education and prevention efforts take the form of dissemination of information to the entire university community through campus-wide surveys, newspaper articles, brochures and other written material.
University of Minnesota Extension Services - Parenting Education Resources offer practical information and educational opportunities for families and family professionals that aim to foster parent-child communication, strong relationships and parenting skills. Resources are available in Spanish and English and cover a wide variety of topics some of which include: teen development; school success; alcohol, tobacco and drugs; family communication; relationships and parents of college students.
The Center for Global Tobacco Control’s mission is to reduce the global burden of tobacco-related death and disease through training, research, and the translation of science into public health policies and programmes. The Center conducts research on a wide range of tobacco control and public health issues including the identification of tobacco product characteristics that influence initiation of use, dependence, and disease outcomes.
The Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development (PRC) was established in 1997 with a focus on longitudinal, developmental research on risk. Research conducted in the Center examines how communities can work together with families, schools, community groups (social service, youth groups, the faith community), and industry to promote healthy lifestyles for children, youth, and families, and develops clinical trials of innovative models to promote competence and prevent maladaptive outcomes for children, families, and communities.
Founded in 2002, the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is a research and advocacy organisation dedicated to monitoring the marketing practices of the alcohol industry and focuses attention and action on industry practices that jeopardize the health and safety of young people in America.
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute is a multidisciplinary research centre at the University of Washington. Its mission is to support and facilitate research and research dissemination in the field of alcohol and drug abuse.
The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) is a research institution in Australia and is recognised internationally as a Research Centre of Excellence. Founded in 1986, the Centre is multidisciplinary and collaborates with medicine, psychology, social science and other schools of the University of NSW, as well as with a range of other institutions and individuals in Australia and overseas.
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Program at the Emporia State University seeks to support students, faculty, and staff in creating and maintaining a campus environment that encourages and supports healthy lifestyles where the misuse or abuse of alcohol, and the use of tobacco and other drugs has minimal impact on the academic progress of individual students and the learning environment of the campus community.
The goal of the Student Wellness Resource Center is to promote a healthy lifestyle amongst the University of Maine students, help them define what being “well” means, and to provide them with resources, information, and assistance in reaching their goals. The Centre provides a number of programmes ranging from alcohol and tobacco education, Drunk Drugged and Distracted driving education, to physical fitness, or bystander intervention training.
The purpose of ADAP is to provide prevention strategies for alcohol and drug abuse on the UCO campus. Some of the services offered include:
- Support groups for students coping with alcohol or drug related issues and for those affected someone else's substance use problems;
- Access to FREE online self assessment tools e-CHUG and e-TOKE. Here, students learn how their usage compares to other people in college, their spending habits, and how to get assistance with their concerns;
- Consultation to faculty and staff regarding student related alcohol and/or drug abuse concerns.
Scottish Addiction Studies (SAS) is a collaboration of staff throughout the University of Stirling, with an interest in drug and alcohol misuse. Activities within the group are extensive; from on-line teaching and information services to evaluation of interventions within the criminal justice system.
Nova Southeastern University's Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment programme (ADAPT) offers individual, group, and family therapy. The programme uses social skills training, parent-child relationship enhancement, anger management, communication skills training, and behavioural contracting as part of its treatments.
The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction is a research centre that works as a catalyst for change in the alcohol and other drugs field. The centre's activities focus on:
The promotion of workforce development principles, research and evaluation of effective practices.
Investigating the prevention, prevalence, and effect of alcohol and other drug use in society.
Development and evaluation of intervention programs and resources for workplaces and other * organisations.
'The Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Program's mission is to reduce substance abuse among University of Toledo students through the creation of an environment which fosters student health promotion and academic success by coordinating multidisciplinary prevention and treatment efforts'.
The Campus Alcohol & Drug Education Center (CADEC) was established in 1988 with the purpose of preventing substance abuse at California State University, Chico. The Center's goal is to:
- Help at-risk groups understand the hazards associated with alcohol and drug use and abuse.
- Reduce incidents of alcohol poisoning, excessive drinking, and alcohol-related assault, violence, and injury.
Ananda College the pinnacle of Buddhist Education of Sri Lanka initiated its Drug Prevention Society in 1993 as a driving force to prevent drug and alcohol abuse in the country. Since then the organisation has undertaken a number of prevention activities mainly a series of lectures and projects aimed at the people of Sri Lanka.
The Program of International Research and Training (PIRT) at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) aims to build capacity among clinicians and researchers working in the drugs field in developing countries. The project commenced in March 2003 and is supported by UNODC Vietnam and UNODC Myanmar.
The mission of the ATOD is mainly to provide expertise in the development and coordination of ATOD education and prevention activities on the Towson University campus and within the community (in partnership with the Baltimore County ATOD prevention coordinator) and to educate students about responsible choices and decisions regarding substance using behaviour and overall student wellness.