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ERIC Number: ED537643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Campuses and the Club Drug Ecstasy. Infofacts/Resources
Powell, Amy
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention
Although alcohol is the drug that college students use most frequently and in greatest quantity, the designer drug ecstasy has generated both curiosity and concern in recent years. This Fact Sheet offers an overview of ecstasy, possible effects of its use, and implications for institutions of higher education. Although the number of students involved with ecstasy is relatively low, the recent increase in use challenges colleges and universities to include the drug specifically as they develop and implement prevention and enforcement efforts for alcohol and other drugs. Environmental strategies for reducing ecstasy use include the following: (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) Limiting Availability and Access; (4) Enforcing Campus Policy and State and Local Laws; and (5) Restricting Marketing and Promotion. (Contains 22 notes and 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)