Center for Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Prevention (CADAP)
To promote an environment that supports responsible decision-making regarding alcohol and other drug use, on campus and in the community.
Education alone isn’t enough to change drinking behavior. Focusing on at-risk individuals won’t do it, either. To be effective, prevention efforts need to include environmental management, targeting the issue at five levels:
- individual – knowledge, attitudes, and skills;
- interpersonal – friends, social networks and family;
- organizational – the college or university;
neighborhoods and areas around campus; and
- societal – policies at the local, state and national levels.
The university’s alcohol and other drug policies conform to state and federal laws, and enhance the health, safety, property and educational interests of our community. Students are responsible for obtaining and adhering to these policies. Download a copy here.
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Environmental changes are difficult for a single group to make. That's why CADAP works together with the Office of Student Affairs and Campus Life to plan programs and events that support change.
CADAP is also a key part of the Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce High Risk Drinking (CCC).
Campus and community options for those seeking recovery from alcohol, drugs, gambling or overeating.