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Federal Websites and Resources Supporting the Prevention of Harmful and Underage 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

NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator® is an online resource that helps focus the search for alcohol treatment to find options that increase the chance for success. The Navigator helps people learn about different types of alcohol treatment options and how to spot quality treatment, as well as linking to databases of providers and recommending questions to ask them.

Alcohol Policy Information System provides detailed information on alcohol-and cannabis-related policies in the United States at both state and federal levels.

Prevention Research Center

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.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Evidence-based Practices Resource Center contains a collection of scientifically based resources for a broad range of audiences, including Treatment Improvement Protocols, toolkits, resource guides, clinical practice guidelines, and other science-based resources.

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 (2018) includes policy summaries and state summaries identifying current legislative and other ongoing efforts. This report is compiled by the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking and is available through 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:

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