Alcohol and Other Drugs


The University’s approach to issues of alcohol and substance abuse prevention entails a wide range of prevention, educational, and supportive strategies. The strategies are implemented within its academic curricula, alcohol and other drug-related policies, educational programs which inform individuals of the effects and consequences of using alcohol or other substances, and through comprehensive counseling programs for faculty, staff, and students. The campus has utilized the Alcohol Strategic Health Team, which consists of representatives from the Divisions of Student Life, Academic Affairs, and Financial Affairs, to develop and guide a comprehensive prevention and intervention plan with campus partners that promote a healthful, responsible approach to the use/misuse of substances.

The framework for UA’s approach is best represented by an adaptation of the Institute of Medicine’s Protractor Model*. The information presented through each of the above headings is organized around the three subcategories that comprise the Prevention Arc of the IOM Protractor Model: universal (population-based – applying to the general campus-wide population); selected (applying to the at-risk or targeted groups among the campus community); and indicated (applying to individuals at risk).

In addition to identifying components of its prevention and intervention plan, this website also has links to other University resources, as well as to the Notices students and employees receive at least once annually regarding the University’s alcohol and other drug-related policies, and general information about the University’s biennial review of its alcohol and other drug education and prevention program.


*Prevention Tactics Edition 8:13 ©2006 by Community Partners Institute (CPI), Author: Fred Springer, PhD and Joel L. Phillips