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AOD Research

Addressing Alcohol Abuse (Or Not)
College students drink a lot of alcohol. Administrators try to stop them. We know this. But a new study evaluates how well colleges and universities actually address alcohol abuse on campus, and it turns out that the most effective methods aren’t the most common.
Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Health: Current Evidence
Informing you of the latest clinically relevant research on alcohol, illicit drugs, and health.
Evidence Based Practices in Alcohol Treatment
The Robertello Evaluative Tool for Assessment and Evaluation – With the magnitude of alcohol treatment research available nationally and internationally, practitioners need direction processing this information and applying it to their treatment program. The Robertello Evaluative Tool (RET) for Evidence-Based Practices in Alcohol Treatment provides alcohol treatment program facilitators a valid and reliable measurement tool to evaluate their existing alcohol treatment program.
NASPA Alcohol and Other Drugs
The Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Knowledge Community provides an institutionalized and ongoing structure within NASPA to discuss issues around alcohol and other drugs on our campuses. Through the sharing of ideas/programs/results, the support of discussions of both successful and problematic practices, and the organization/planning of activities and events at regional and national meetings, the AOD Knowledge Community serves as a resource for both members of NASPA and other AOD groups that are addressing this ever-present issue in our respective college environments.
NIAAA College Drinking Task Force: How are colleges doing 6 years later?
Background: In 2002, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) College Drinking Task Force issued recommendations to reduce heavy drinking by college students, but little is known about implementation of these recommendations. Current discussion about best strategies to reduce student drinking has focused more on lowering the minimum legal drinking age as advocated by a group of college and university presidents called the Amethyst Initiative than the NIAAA recommendations.
What Colleges Need To Know: An Update on College Drinking Research
The comprehensive reports released by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s (NIAAA’s) Task Force on College Drinking turned a national spotlight on the problem of harmful drinking among college students. The central report, A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges, has proven influential in the college alcohol and other drug (AOD) prevention and treatment field.

Co-Occuring Disorders

Integrating Mental Health And Substance Abuse Treatment
Integrated treatment produces better outcomes for individuals with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. Without integrated treatment, one or both disorders may not be addressed properly.

Important Washington Web Links

ADCAPS
ADCAPS is the Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Assessment, and Prevention Services of Washington State University, Pullman WA.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
University of Washington
College Alcohol Policies
Alcohol policies of specific colleges and universities in Washington state.
College and Universities in Washington State
Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery
The Department of Social and Health Services has created a new division that will spur the integration of substance abuse, mental health and problem gambling services – part of a longer-range effort to create person-centered health care that can surmount traditional barriers. The new division – called the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery – combines elements of the old Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse and the Mental Health Division.
Greenbook – DSHS-DBHR
Directory of Certified Chemical Dependency Professionals in Washington State – September 2012
Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council
GSSAC was established as a community-organizing effort by local policymakers and citizens to take a stand against drugs and violence.
Mixing Alcohol with Energy Drinks
If your drink contains alcohol and stimulants, here’s stuff worth knowing. (Washington State Liquor Control Board brochure)
Start Talking Now
Start talking before they start drinking…
Washington State Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking
Campaign to Reduce UnderAge Drinking
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is a helping hand and lifeline for one out of every four Washington residents.
Washington State Dept of Health Healthy Youth Survey
The Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) is a collaborative effort of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Department of Health, the Department of Social and Health Service’s Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Community Trade and Economic Development, the Family Policy Council and the Liquor Control Board.
Washington State Liquor Control Board
Alcohol awareness and education
Washington State Traffic Safety Commission
The goal of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission is to reduce deaths and serious injuries resulting from motor vehicle collisions by implementing programs designed to address driver behaviors through coordinated efforts of federal, state and local agencies.

In the News

Alcohol-energy drink craze fueling concern among experts
The latest drinking craze on college campuses – and even at high school parties – is what many experts call a dangerous mix of caffeinated energy drinks and alcohol. Roberts said the drinks create a “triad of problems,” by combining students, whose decision-making skills are underdeveloped, with alcohol, which impairs good decision-making, and caffeine, which simply makes them alert, but not quick to react.

Other Links of Interest

American College Health Association
The ACHA-National College Health Assessment (NCHA) is a nationally recognized research survey that can assist you in collecting precise data about your students’ health habits, behaviors, and perceptions.
Beloit College Mindset List
Each year Beloit College assembles observations that help to identify the experiences that have shaped the lives and formed the mindset-of students starting their post-secondary education.
The Mindset List is not a chronological listing of things that happened in the year they were born. It is instead an effort to identify the worldview of 18 year-olds in the fall of their college career. Of course, our students come from many backgrounds and different traditions and these generalizations may not apply to all. The list identifies the experiences and event horizons of students and is not meant to reflect on their preparatory education.
College Alcohol Study
Harvard School of Public Health
College Drinking Prevention
College Drinking: Changing the Culture, created by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), is your one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.
Core Institute
Core Institute is the leading research, assessment and development organization serving alcohol and drug prevention programs across the nation.
Greenbook
WA State Directory of Chemical Dependency Professionals
Healthy Youth Survey
The Healthy Youth Survey provides important about adolescents in Washington. County prevention coordinators, community mobilization coalitions, community public health and safety networks, and others use this information to guide policy and programs that serve youth.

AskHYS.net has two primary features:

  • HYS Fact Sheets: Pre-formatted fact sheets on important HYS topics at the state and local level.
  • Q x Q Analysis: An interactive data query system to analyze state and local results for a single HYS question or to analyze two questions together – that is crossing one Question by another Question (Q x Q).
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
The Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, founded in 1940, publishes peer-reviewed manuscripts dealing with diverse aspects of alcohol and other substances of abuse.
Monitoring the Future
Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults.
NASPA Alcohol and Other Drugs
The Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Knowledge Community provides an institutionalized and ongoing structure within NASPA to discuss issues around alcohol and other drugs on our campuses. Through the sharing of ideas/programs/results, the support of discussions of both successful and problematic practices, and the organization/planning of activities and events at regional and national meetings, the AOD Knowledge Community serves as a resource for both members of NASPA and other AOD groups that are addressing this ever-present issue in our respective college environments.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
U. S. Department of Health and Human Services and SAMHSA’s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems.
National Institutes of Health
NIH is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.
Office of Alcohol and Drug Education
The Office of Alcohol and Drug Education (OADE) coordinates the alcohol and drug abuse prevention and student assistance efforts on campus for both undergraduate and graduate students. The office provides educational services for Notre Dame students who are seeking assistance with alcohol and/or drug issues related to themselves, a friend or family member. Students can seek services on their own, may be referred through another campus department, or may seek services due to a legal issue related to drinking or other drugs.
Rethinking Drinking
Do you enjoy a drink now and then? Many of us do, often when socializing with friends and family. Drinking can be beneficial or harmful, depending on your age and health status, and, of course, how much you drink.
For anyone who drinks, this site offers valuable, research-based information. What do you think about taking a look at your drinking habits and how they may affect your health? Rethinking Drinking can help you get started.
Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies
Alcohol studies database and online resources.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Statistics
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA)
The Network
Begun in 1987 by U.S. Department of Education, the Network is a voluntary membership organization whose member institutions agree to work toward a set of standards aimed at reducing alcohol and other drug problems at colleges and universities. It now has approximately 1,600 members nationwide.
United States Department of Justice
Mission Statement: To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
Washington Health Foundation
Healthiest state in the nation campaign…

Prescription Meds

DrugWatch — Keeping an eye on pharmaceuticals
DrugWatch.com is a comprehensive Web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide. DrugWatch.com includes up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications and includes details about associated side effects to aid in the protection of patients and consumers.
Prescription Pain-Reliever Abuse Among Teens
Many teenagers are mis-using prescription pain relievers. This is partly because the use of these medications has grown dramatically. In Washington, the number of prescriptions for pain relievers (opiates) almost tripled between 1997 and 2006.

Research

ACHA Guidelines: Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education, May 2012.
These guiding principles serve as a guideline for the assessment and quality of assurance of health promotion in higher education.
Addressing Alcohol Abuse (Or Not)
College students drink a lot of alcohol. Administrators try to stop them. We know this. But a new study evaluates how well colleges and universities actually address alcohol abuse on campus, and it turns out that the most effective methods aren’t the most common.
Healthy Youth Survey
The Healthy Youth Survey provides important about adolescents in Washington. County prevention coordinators, community mobilization coalitions, community public health and safety networks, and others use this information to guide policy and programs that serve youth.

AskHYS.net has two primary features:

  • HYS Fact Sheets: Pre-formatted fact sheets on important HYS topics at the state and local level.
  • Q x Q Analysis: An interactive data query system to analyze state and local results for a single HYS question or to analyze two questions together – that is crossing one Question by another Question (Q x Q).
Washington Health Foundation
Healthiest state in the nation campaign…
Washington State Dept of Health Healthy Youth Survey
The Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) is a collaborative effort of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Department of Health, the Department of Social and Health Service’s Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Community Trade and Economic Development, the Family Policy Council and the Liquor Control Board.
Washington State Healthy Youth Survey Admin Site
The Washington State Healthy Youth Survey measures health risk behaviors that contribute to morbidity, mortality, and social problems among youth in Washington State. These behaviors include alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, behaviors that result in unintentional and intentional injuries (e.g., violence), dietary behaviors, physical activity, and related risk and protective factors.
What Colleges Need To Know: An Update on College Drinking Research
The comprehensive reports released by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s (NIAAA’s) Task Force on College Drinking turned a national spotlight on the problem of harmful drinking among college students. The central report, A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges, has proven influential in the college alcohol and other drug (AOD) prevention and treatment field.