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ERIC Number: ED373285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Alcohol and Other Drugs: Policy Development for Trustees of New Jersey Colleges and Universities. Resource File.
Shaver, Michael
There is a great deal of disagreement about what it means to have a comprehensive policy dealing with alcohol and other drugs. This publication is designed to address the very basic issues of policy development, to offer broad guidelines in policy development, to provide resources in this area, and to encourage the development of comprehensive policies that feature strong educational components. Chapters include the following: (1) Introduction; (2) The Policy Development Committee; (3) Elements of Risk Management; (4) Key Policy Elements; (5) Presentation of the Policy; (6) Education; (7) Summary of Action Steps; (8) References and Footnotes; and (9) Additional Information Resources. The important aspects of policy stressed are: (1) having support from the highest level of the institution; (2) involving everyone on campus; (3) designing a policy to meet specific institutional requirements and applicable laws (risk management); and (4) continuing education on the impacts of alcohol use. The lack of agreement in what constitutes abusive consumption, what an alcohol-related problem is, or even what "moderation" or "responsible use" really means makes the creation of policy necessary and difficult. (KM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., Piscataway, NJ. Center of Alcohol Studies.
Identifiers: New Jersey
Note: Supersedes "Alcohol and Other Drugs: Policy Issues for Higher Education."