Alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) is a significant problem in our society, and nowhere is this more evident than on college campuses. Substance abuse can lead to a number of problems for college students, including lower academic performance and the increased chance of being the victim of sexual assault.
Alcohol and other drug problems are complex. There are no simple and easy solutions. Numerous aspects of the problems must be addressed—recreational activities, education, policies, enforcement, and changes in the way alcohol is served and advertised.
Comprehensive prevention involves everyone—faculty members, parents, work-study supervisors, resident assistants, counselors, community members, and the college students themselves.