Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs/Substance Use

This page is an index of ACHA and other resources on this topic. Resources include association projects, programs, publications, guidelines, and more. Additional information may be available under “External Resources.”

ACHA Resources

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Coalition
Provides multidisciplinary, multiregional education, advocacy, and research on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs

ACHA Guidelines: Drug Education and Testing of Student Athletes [pdf] 
Provides guidance for developing campus drug education and testing programs for student athletes

ACHA Brochures for Young Adults

ACHA Programs

ACHA-National College Health AssessmentThe ACHA-National College Health Assessment is a nationally recognized research survey that provides current, relevant, and precise data about students’ health habits, behaviors, and perceptions. Data from this survey covers smoking habits, contraception use, mental health issues, relationship difficulties, sexual behaviors, exercise habits, preventive health practices, perceptions of drug and alcohol use, and more. Data also includes Impediments to Academic Performance (see "Data Highlights").

External Resources

ACHA thanks its committee, coalition, task force, and section volunteers for providing resources and links concerning this topic. ACHA does not endorse or accept responsibility for the content or use of external websites.

Internet Resources by Topic

E-Cigarettes and Vaping
Other Drugs Tobacco

General Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs/Substance Use Resources

Above the Influence
Sponsored by the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Comprehensive database for information on numerous substances, including effects, statistics, prevention and treatment, crime, and personal stories.

The Alice! Health Promotion Program Resources Q & A's

Association of Recovery in Higher Education
The Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) is an association representing collegiate recovery programs (CRPs) and collegiate recovery communities (CRCs), the faculty and staff who support them, and the students who represent them. ARHE provides the education, resources, and community connection needed to help change the trajectory of recovering student’s lives. 

The BACCHUS Network

The Coalition of Higher Education Associations for Substance Abuse Prevention (CoHEASAP)
(formerly the Inter-Association Task Force on Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Issues)

Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS)
CAS has been the pre-eminent force for promoting standards in student affairs, student services, and student development programs since its inception in 1979. The CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education (7th edition) is available at the CAS website.

CAS Standards: Alcohol and Other Drug Problems  [members only]

Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)
The DAWN is a public health surveillance system that monitors drug-related hospital emergency department (ED) visits and drug-related deaths to track the impact of drug use, misuse, and abuse in the U.S.
Sponsored by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign. Searchable database for general information on numerous substances, including risks, scientific research, symptoms, dangers of prescription drug use, and additional resources.

The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery
The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery (HECAOD) is the premier alcohol and drug misuse prevention and recovery resource for colleges and universities across the nation. HECAOD is a joint collaboration between The Ohio State University’s College of Social Work, College of Pharmacy, Office of Student Life, Generation Rx, and the Collegiate Recovery Community.

Monitoring the Future
An ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults.

NIAAA Program College Drinking – Changing the Culture

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA: Easy-to-Read Drug Facts
This easy-to-read NIDA website talks about drug abuse, addiction, and treatment.

NIDA: Prevention Research
Provides a research-based approach to preventing drug use in children and adolescents.

National Social Norms Institute at Michigan State University

National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)
The NSDUH provides yearly national and state-level data on the use of alcohol, tobacco, illicit and prescription drugs in the U.S.

Pacific Institute of Research & Evaluation (PIRE)
Overview of key topics related to drugs. Also includes links to published articles within each topic area.

Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists
SALIS is an international association of individuals and organizations with special interests in the exchange and dissemination of ATOD information.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA)
Comprehensive database of publications on various substances.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency: Federal Trafficking Penalties
Concise description of drug schedules, prescription drug names, and penalties affiliated with federal offenses.

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)