Alcohol and Other Drugs: Prevention Challenges at Community Colleges

By Barbara E. Ryan

National surveys at all types of institutions of higher education have found that community college students and those attending four-year colleges differ in a number of areas, including social demographics and alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and related problems. Because community colleges are so closely linked to the communities they serve, prevention strategies that are based on collaborations and coalitions with organizations, institutions, and businesses are likely to yield the most successful outcomes. This guide takes a look at the specific challenges community colleges face and provides strategies for preventing AOD problems. Among the practices described are policy development, implementation, and enforcement; responsible hosting; community coalitions; and the use of social marketing, mass media, and media advocacy to gain a voice for prevention.

Published by: Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention Order Info

Price: Free
SKU: HEC 112
(32 pp.)