Supporting Resources

In addition to the Federally-sponsored resources below, CollegeAIM provides information to help you implement many specific strategies. See the listings on the individual-level and environmental-level strategies pages, and click on strategies rated as effective.


Federal Websites and Resources Supporting the Prevention of Underage and High-Risk Drinking by College Students

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

College Drinking: Changing the Culture is a central location for information related to alcohol use by college students. Resources on this site include:

  • College Alcohol Policies, by Campus
  • Supporting Research

Alcohol Policy Information System provides detailed information on alcohol-related policies in the United States at both state and federal levels. Detailed state-by-state information is available for more than 30 policies.

Safer Campuses and Communities website is based on an NIAAA-funded study that examined a variety of environmental-level strategies that could be implemented on campuses and in their surrounding communities. A free toolkit for implementing the collaborative model is available online.


National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA’s College-Age and Young Adults page provides the most recent data on substance use among this age group, including patterns of marijuana use, non-medical use of prescription drugs, cocaine, and newer trends like synthetic drugs, e-cigarettes, and hookah use. It also provides other links of interest to educators; dorm supervisors; counselors; clinicians and researchers who work with this age group, as well as students and parents.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices provides analyses, costs, and contact information for several individual- and environmental-level strategies to reduce alcohol use by college students.

Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies is a national substance abuse prevention training and technical assistance site. Resources on the site include:

  • Evaluation tools and resources from federal and nonfederal sources
  • Strategic Prevention Framework, a five-step planning process that guides the selection, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based, culturally appropriate, sustainable prevention activities

Report to Congress on the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking (2013) includes policy summaries and state summaries identifying current legislative other ongoing efforts. This report is compiled by the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking and is available through www.StopAlcoholAbuse.gov and the SAMHSA Store.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a resource for evidence-based recommendations from the Community Preventive Services Task Force about what works to improve public health.


U.S. Department of Education

National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments offers training, technical assistance activities, and resources to support assessment, capacity building, strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation. Resources on this site include:


U.S. Department of Justice

Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center provides federal and non-federal resources, such as:

  • College e-kit web section
  • Preventing Binge Drinking on College Campuses: A Guide to Best Practices (2012)
  • Promising Practices: Campus Alcohol Strategies (includes an Alcohol Task Force Action Planner)
  • Party Patrols: Best Practice Guidelines for College Communities (2010)