ERIC Number: ED449777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
The State of the States...When It Comes to Prevention.
Ryan, Barbara E., Ed.
Catalyst, v6 n2 Fall 2000
The feature article of this issue discusses state initiatives to address high-risk alcohol and other drug (AOD) use among college and university students. These efforts have focused mainly on networking, information sharing, and professional development. Many are based on the initiative developed by Ohio Parents for Drug Free Youth, an approach to prevention that uses campus and community teams in cooperative and coordinated efforts to reduce AOD use. More than 20 states now engage in some sort of statewide program, usually with support from the federal government. "What's Up in Arkansas and New York?" discusses the statewide prevention efforts targeting college students in these states. A profile of Graham B. Spanier, president of The Pennsylvania State University, focuses on his efforts to reduce AOD use on the campus. "A Matter of Degree: A Tale of Two Campuses" describes AOD use prevention programs at the University of Vermont, Burlington, and the University of Colorado, Boulder that are sponsored by the National Effort To Reduce High-Risk Drinking among College Students. "Media Reports of Harvard's College Alcohol Study Create a Misleading Portrait of College Student Drinking" by Helen C. Stubbs and William Dejong discusses the findings form a study of student alcohol use that gives some reasons for optimism. Other sections of the issue review news from regions of the Network of Colleges and Universities Committed to the Elimination of Drug and Alcohol Abuse and other U.S. programs. (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Newton, MA.