Presents results of a survey of illicit drug, alcohol, and tobacco use among people 12 years of age and older. Includes national estimates of the rates of use, trends, numbers of users, and other measures, such as youth-related prevention measures.
Examines non-medical prescription drug use, including the reasons for and consequences of use, access to prescription drugs and perceptions of use among students. The purpose of the survey is to understand the non-medical use of prescription drugs among college students.
Calls on college and university presidents, chancellors, and senior administrators to address sexual assault on their campuses. The blog post outlines current statistics, talks about the progress that has been made, and makes a request for more improvements.
Presents facts about substance use among college students aged 18 to 22 using combined data from the 2011 to 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The report includes information about first-time substance use and alcohol and drug use for both full-time and part-time college students.
Provides a framework for addressing sexual and relationship violence on campuses. The paper reports that because trauma affects the ways in which people approach potentially helpful relationships and the impact of trauma is broad and life-altering, campus services and programs and campus-affiliated events should be trauma-informed and emphasize physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both providers and victims/survivors.
Serves as a guide for organizations interested in implementing certain tobacco control measures. This document includes benefits of such a policy, what elements a policy should include, possible implementation challenges, and examples.
Reviewed 190 incidents at 142 colleges from the 2001-2002 school year through the 2015-2016 school year in which at least one person was intentionally shot (excluding the shooter) on the campus of a two- or four-year college, as well as incidents that occurred within two miles of a college campus, and at least one student was shot. Unsurprisingly, the increase was most profound on colleges in states with increased access to guns.
Provides a snapshot of the state of behavioral health in the nation using a set of substance use and mental health indicators as measured through data collection efforts sponsored by SAMHSA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Summarizes a survey by CVS Health, the Truth Initiative, and the American Cancer Society about the public’s views of tobacco use and tobacco-free campus policies. This was a national poll of 2,880 adults, which included a representative sample of current college students and parents of current college students.