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 reduce the demand for alcohol and individual harms that can result from heavy drinking (individual);
(2) those that focus on reducing the supply of alcohol to the individual (environmental); and
(3) those that require policy changes outside of the specific university context (systems).
A university alcohol policy should include as many elements from each of the three strategic intervention areas as possible to achieve the greatest impact. Collaboration with students and community is essential. A long-term vision and strategy is recommended. While some interventions can and should be implemented immediately to enhance student safety, others will require a commitment to work closely with university students, faculty and staff, the community, and provincial and federal governments over time before changes in higher level outcomes are seen.
October 13, 2015
Set to Go
November 9, 2015