Higher Education

GET THE FACTS - College Alcohol Statistics & Consequences


National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

  • Occurs every 3rd week of October

  • Organized by CoHEASAP, an umbrella organization of the Inter-Association Task Force on Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Issues established in 1983, dedicated to eradicating the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, legal and illegal drugs and other substances among college students. http://coheasap.org/

Parents of College Bound Youth: Don't Let Go Too Soon

Click here for resources for parents on college underage and high-risk drinking prevention. 

80% of youth ages 10-18 say their parents are their #1 influence on their decision to drink or not drink. (SAMHSA)

AlcoholEdu for College Campuses by Everfi

AlcoholEdu for College is an interactive online program designed to reduce the negative consequences of alcohol amongst students through a personalized experienced with proven effective results vertified by eight independent studies. www.EverFi.com/HigherEd

AlcoholEdu for Parents of College-Bound Youth offers FREE Resources to ANY parent - www.EverFi.com/AlcoholEduforParents

What Is CollegeAIM?

College Alcohol Intervention Matrix — is a new user-friendly comprehensive tool to help schools address harmful and underage student drinking. www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/CollegeAIM/

  • Individual-level strategies are designed to change your students’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to alcohol so that students drink less, take fewer risks, and experience fewer harmful consequences.
  • Environmental-level strategies are designed to change the campus and community environments in which student drinking occurs. 

NIAAA College Task Force 3-in-1 Framework Recommendations

Discusses which audiences to address in prevention programs utilizing 4-Tiers of prevention strategies by effectiveness. 



Center for Science in the Public Interest's BINGE DRINKING ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES REPORT

Efficacy and the Strength of Evidence of U.S. Alcohol Control Policies, American Journal of Prevention Medicine (July 2013)

Researchers reviewed alcohol control policies and developed quantitative ratings of their efficacy and strength of evidence. Policies limiting price received the highest ratings, with alcohol taxes receiving the highest ratings for all four outcomes. Highly rated policies for reducing binge drinking and alcohol-impaired driving in the general population also were rated highly among youth, although several policies were rated more highly for youth compared with the general population.

Percentage of College Freshmen Drinking Beer in Past Year Continues to Decline, Cesar FAX (March 4, 2013)

Data from the Cooperative Institutional Research Program’s annual college freshman survey finds that the percentage of U.S. college freshmen reporting that they drank beer occasionally or frequently in the past year has declined significantly since the early 1980s. While the decline in beer consumption over the past three decades is encouraging, one-third of college freshmen still report drinking beer in the year before entering college. 

Phone app makes underage drinking easy to report anonymously (TX), May 24, 2013