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College Alcohol Risk Assessment Guide: Environmental Approaches to Prevention

This guide is designed to help college administrators identify factors within the campus environment that contribute to alcohol-related problems. Despite general agreement among campus officials and students that alcohol use contributes to a range of problems confronting colleges and universities, prevention often does not command a high priority among students, faculty, or staff. These factors are examined within the context of the public health approach, which emphasizes how the environment shapes behavior. (Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention, U.S. Department of Education; updated 2009)
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