Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention

The Alcohol, Other Drugs Prevention Focus Area highlights the continued challenges facing higher education when it comes to substance abuse on campuses. Bringing together the resources of Knowledge Communities, specialized conferences, and in-depth research the AOD focus area is committed to providing student affairs practitioners with the tools necessary to effectively deal with these challenges.

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention

  • Leadership Exchange magazine helps prepare chief student affairs officers for the most complex management challenges in higher education today. The magazine delivers expert news and analysis on the latest…


  • The mission of Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice (JSARP) is to publish the most rigorous, relevant, and well-respected research that makes a difference in student affairs practice.…


  • This set of Professional Competency Areas is intended to define the broad professional knowledge, skills, and, in some cases, attitudes expected of student affairs professionals regardless of their area…

  • In Search of Safer Communities
    By Margaret A. Jablonski, George McClellan, and Eugene L. Zdziarski

    The tragic shootings at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007, shocked the nation, including those of us who work in student affairs. In fall 2007, NASPA convened a working…

  • Decisions Matter: Using a Decision-Making Framework with Contemporary Student Affairs Case Studies
    By Annemarie Vaccaro, Brian McCoy, Delight Champagne, and Michael Siegel

    Decisions Matter is an innovative guide designed to help novice student affairs professionals develop effective decision-making skills. Written by seasoned student affairs educators and practitioners, this book contains a…


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    With a national focus on gender-based violence, significant changes to marijuana laws, and mental health challenges new and old, this years trio of NASPA conferences focused on those topics and equipping prevention professionals on campus with the best tools possible.

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 06:38 PM by NASPA Blog
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    This year’s Mental Health, Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention Conference Opening Plenary Speaker, Elizabeth Armstrong, recounted her experience observing life on a women’s floor in a residence hall where partying and the desire to fit in is the norm. While this can describe just about any residence hall floor community, her findings prompt a reflection on how we educate, prevent, and respond to her findings.

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 09:25 AM by NASPA Blog
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    I stood in the DePaul University student center earlier this year with one of the most active multi-racial students I work with. Together, a team of staff on our campus had been working with her and others to develop a new multi-racial student organization on campus.

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 10:14 AM by Region IV-E

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