Youth and College Drinking

Breaking the Patterns

About the Course:

This hour-long presentation, from SAMHSA’s Recovery Month webcast series, examines youth and college student abuse of alcohol, illegal drugs, and prescription drugs and the effects of substance abuse on student life and achievements. It discusses contributing factors and the prevention role that parents and schools can play.



Publication Date:

April 5, 2006

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about youth and college drinking. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss factors that contribute to heavy drinking among youth and college students.

  2. Identify actions that can be taken by parents and colleges that have been shown to have an effect on college and underage drinking.

  3. Describe ways in which the larger community may help to address
    the problem of drinking among college students and youth.

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