Study Finds Peak Months for College Students’ 1st Drug Use

Students most likely to try alcohol, marijuana and inhalants in summer, not school year, study finds. A study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for the first time provides insight on substance use initiation patterns among the one in every five, full-time college students (aged 18 to 22) using illicit or potentially harmful substances, including alcohol. … Continue reading

Combating College Drinking – Involve Community, Study Suggests

New study finds colleges can reduce excessive drinking and intoxication at off-campus parties, bars and restaurants with a comprehensive prevention program that includes the surrounding community. Robert Saltz, Ph.D., a Senior Research Scientist at the Pacific Institute of Research and Evaluation is the lead researcher on the Safer California University Program, a multi-campus alcohol prevention study funded by the National Institute … Continue reading

New Parent-Focused Website Launched

New Parent-Focused Website Promotes Student-Parent Conversations about Drinking We’re so excited to launch our new parent-focused website, www.collegeparentsmatter.org! This site focuses squarely on giving parents practical suggestions on how to discuss alcohol-related issues with their college-age child. The site was built for parents and inspired by stories that parents shared with us in focus groups. We also received significant input … Continue reading