Helping Ontario's colleges and universities enhance capacity to support student mental health and well-being

Substance Abuse & Addiction

Caring Campus Toolkit

The Caring Campus Project was developed at Queen’s University and expanded to Dalhousie University and the University of Calgary to address topics of mental health and substance misuse, particularly in freshmen males, in an effort to make campuses a more supportive, caring, and inclusive...

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Changing the Culture of Substance Use

Changing the Culture of Substance Use is a project under Healthy Minds Healthy Campuses that was made to develop capacity in British Columbia’s campuses and a provincial support infrastructure towards changing the culture of substance use.  The lead partners of the project are the Canadian...

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CAMH Substance Abuse Health Promotion Resources

Saying When: an app to help you think about when, why and how much you drink. Alcohol consumption is a significant population health issue. While most people drink responsibly, exceeding low-risk drinking is associated with a variety of social and health harms. A helpful resource: Canada's...

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New Report: Reducing Alcohol Harms Among University Students

This report presents a framework that can be used to implement programs and policies that can serve to reduce alcohol harms among the university student population. The framework focuses on highlighting best practices with a focus on three types of interventions: (1) those that seek to...

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Prescription Monitoring Programs in Canada: Best practice and program review

Prescription psychotropic medications are important therapeutic options in clinical practice and can bring significant improvements to the quality of life of patients. However, some of these medications also have the potential to cause significant harms. The involvement of the healthcare system...

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Carleton Universities Alcohol Awareness Strategy

Document 1: Carleton's webinar summary resource Document 2: Carleton University Alcohol Awareness Strategy

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Alcohol Use and Related Problems Among College Students: A guide to best practices

This Guide synthesizes the existing research on interventions that are and are not effective. Research studies during recent decades have demonstrated the comparative effectiveness of different approaches to reduce college student drinking. Some approaches, such as simply providing information...

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Cannabis and Psychosis

With practical information and tools geared at youth, families, educators and community partners, the site is a hub of innovative, experiential and scientific information to help people better understand the issue and make informed decisions about cannabis use. The Cannabis and Psychosis project...

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Training for Intervention ProcedureS (TIPS)

Training for Intervention ProcedureS (TIPS) for the University is a training designed to help college students receiving the training make safe, sound decisions regarding their own high-risk drinking behavior (e.g., underage drinking, drinking to intoxication, drunk driving) and enable them...

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The STEPS Comprehensive Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Program

The STEPS Comprehensive Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Program, developed for college students, aims to reduce alcohol use frequency and quantity as well as the negative consequences associated with alcohol use.  

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Penn Resilience Training for College Students

Penn Resilience Training for College Students is a brief prevention program for freshmen university students at risk for depression. The program teaches a range of techniques based on the work of Beck and colleagues on cognitive therapy for depression. 

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MyStudentBody.com

MyStudentBody.com is an online, subscription-based program that provides motivational feedback and wellness education about alcohol use and abuse as well as related issues. The program targets 18- to 24-year-old college students--a population with a high incidence of reported binge drinking...

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Kognito At-Risk for College Students

This is a 30-minute, online, interactive training simulation that prepares college students and student leaders, including resident assistants, to provide support to peers who are exhibiting signs of psychological distress such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicidal ideation. 

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InShape

This program is a brief intervention designed to reduce drug abuse and increase positive mental and physical health outcomes among college students ages 18-25. The intervention incorporates naturally motivating social images (image prototypes of a typical peer who engages in a specific health...

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College Drinker’s Check-up (CDCU)

College Drinker's Check-up (CDCU) is a computer-based, brief motivational interviewing intervention designed to help reduce the use of alcohol by college students (ages 18-24) who are heavy, episodic drinkers (defined as having four or more drinks per occasion for women and five or more drinks...

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Challenging College Alcohol Abuse (CCAA)

This is a social norms and environmental management program aimed at reducing high-risk drinking and related negative consequences among college students (18 to 24 years old). 

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Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS)

Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) is a prevention program for college students who drink alcohol heavily and have experienced or are at risk for alcohol-related problems. 

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Alcohol Literacy Challenge (ALC)

Alcohol Literacy Challenge (ALC) is a brief classroom-based program designed to alter alcohol expectancies and reduce the quantity and frequency of alcohol use among high school and college students.

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