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Research-based materials on college drinking from NIAAA.


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The College Alcohol Intervention Matrix is a new resource from NIAAA to help schools address harmful and underage student drinking. Developed with leading college alcohol researchers and staff, it is an easy-to-use and comprehensive tool to identify effective alcohol interventions. While there are numerous options for addressing alcohol issues, they are not all equally effective. CollegeAIM can help schools choose interventions wisely—boosting their chances for success and helping them improve the health and safety of their students.

Fact Sheets

College Drinking (2015)

This fact sheet discusses the consequences of abusive college drinking, factors that may affect it, and types of strategies to address alcohol-related problems.

Fall Semester—A Time for Parents to Discuss the Risks of College Drinking (2015)

The consequences of excessive drinking by college students are more significant, more destructive, and more costly than many parents realize. These consequences affect students whether or not they drink. Parents can use this information to help prepare their college-aged sons and daughters by talking with them about the consequences of excessive drinking.

Parents—Talk With Your High School Grads About Celebrating Safely (2016)

Talking with high school graduates about alcohol now could prevent serious problems later. Parents can use this information to talk with their graduates about alcohol before graduation celebrations begin.


What Colleges Need to Know Now: An Update on College Drinking (2007)

Bulletin summarizing updated statistics, analysis, and recommendations that occurred after the release of the 2002 NIAAA College Task Force reports.

Materials from the NIAAA College Task Force (2002)

Comprehensive reports and brochures released by the NIAAA’s Task Force on College Drinking that 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.

Historical Document: Whole College Catalog (1976)

Published in 1976, the Whole College Catalog encouraged fresh thinking and experimentation regarding alcohol abuse prevention. The ideas and program concepts found in the catalog were contributed by students and staff members from various colleges around the country, which were not necessarily endorsed by NIAAA.


Videos Highlights from NIAAA College Conferences

PowerPoint Presentations