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Read NIAAA’s co-occurring mental health conditions article

Given the high co-occurrence between alcohol use disorder (AUD) and mental health conditions (MHCs), it’s important that co-occurring disorders be addressed in integrated treatment. The latest article from Alcohol Research: Current Reviews examines the prevalence of co-occurring AUD and MHCs, screening tools to identify individuals with symptoms of AUD and MHCs, and subsequent assessment of co-occurring disorders. For more information, visit the NIAAA webpage.

Check out SAMHSA’s video on college drinking prevention

Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) educate students in a culturally specific context, calling for a tailored approach to underage drinking prevention. Embracing Culture & Context to Prevent Underage Drinking, the second episode in SAMHSA’s College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives series, shows how HBCUs such as Howard University (Washington, D.C.) and Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD) created prevention strategies to meet the unique needs of a campus community with a strong history and culture.

The College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives video series highlights strategies to reduce underage and high-risk drinking in a variety of campus settings.

Download DEA’s factsheet on prescription drug misuse among college students

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) What You Should Know about Prescription Drug Misuse Among College Students factsheet highlights the prevalence and consequences of prescription drug misuse among college students. It also includes things you can do to prevent prescription drug misuse, as well as resources. For more research and publications about preventing substance use on campus, visit DEA’s Campus Drug Prevention webpage.

Understand how alcohol affects driving ability

Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes—that’s one person every 48 minutes. Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website for more information on how alcohol affects driving ability, risk factors, consequences, and responsible driving tips. For more resources to promote safe driving this holiday season, visit NHTSA’s Risky Driving webpage.