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ERIC Number: ED537623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Interpersonal Violence and Alcohol and Other Drug Use. Infofacts/Resources
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention
Because alcohol and other drugs are involved in most acts of violence on campus, college and university administrators are under increasing pressure to acknowledge this connection and reduce alcohol consumption on campus. But because alcohol alone does not cause violence, campuses must also address other contributing factors. Since research has found that fraternities, athletics teams, and other male peer groups foster rape supportive norms, some experts have suggested that prevention programs can be most effective when targeting these types of all-male forums. Following are five categories and examples of environmental strategies for preventing alcohol and other drug use on campus: (1) Promoting Alcohol- and Drug-Free Social, Recreational, and Extracurricular Options and Public Service; (2) Creating a Social, Academic, and Residential Environment That Promotes Healthy Social Norms; (3) Restricting Marketing and Promotion of Alcohol; (4) Limiting Availability and Access; and (5) Enforcing Campus Policies and State and Local Laws. (Contains 10 online resources.)
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention. EDC, Inc. 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453. Tel: 800-676-1730; Fax: 617-928-1537; e-mail: HigherEdCtr@edc.org; Web site: http://www.edc.org/projects/higher_education_center_alcohol_drug_abuse_and_violence_prevention
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (ED)
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention (ED)