Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Among First-Year College Students

By Virginia Ross and William DeJong

Knowing the points of peak risk during a student’s first year helps campus officials time their interventions for maximum effectiveness—for example, pre-enrollment messages, orientation week, and fall semester. This Infofacts/Resources looks at the scope of the problem of alcohol and other drug abuse, including the elevated risk in the first year of college, and discusses interventions and provides examples of programs that prevention professionals can use to help students successfully negotiate the transition from high school to college life.

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

Price: Free
(8 pp.)