|Too often, we spend time "re-creating the wheel" in developing our programs. If anything has been developed in the years since NCAAW was started, it is that there are now a wide variety of educational materials and promotional efforts to support campus campaigns. For example, The BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education Network has a very comprehensive set of educational pamphlets, posters, booklet and videos all targeted specifically for the collegiate audience. And, this is just the beginning.
Places to Turn for Help
The listings in this section represent a wide variety of resources, from articles and books to posters, publications, and speakers. Some of the resources are free, while others charge for their materials. In any case, they all can be excellent resources for alcohol and other drug education.
475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115
A worldwide fellowship of sober alcoholics whose recovery is based on 12 steps. AAÆs sole purpose is to carry the AA message to the alcoholic who still suffers. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees, AA is self-supporting through contributions.
American College Health Association
P.O. Box 28937, Baltimore, MD 21240-8937
ACHA is a national, nonprofit organization which represents and serves more than 900 institutions and more than 2,200 individuals who provide health services to the higher education community. Service provided includes patient and professional education publications, professional development workshops and presentations, and recommended standards addressing a variety of current student health issues, including alcohol and other drugs.
American Council on Alcoholism, Inc.
111 Water St., Baltimore MD 21218
A not-for-profit, voluntary educational organization founded in 1953 to promote understanding among individuals, professionals and organizations that alcoholism is a treatable illness. ACA recognizes a distinction between responsible drinking and alcohol abuse. It encourages comprehensive college campus alcohol education programs, including employee, student and faculty assistance.
American Council for Drug Education
164 W.74 St.
New York NY 10023
A national, nonprofit organization, the Council is educating the nation about the health hazards associated with the use of drugs. While its efforts encompass the public-at-large, it is mindful of the particularly urgent educational needs of children, adolescents and young adults, co-dependents, co-workers of drug abusers, expectant mothers, disadvantaged minorities and other high-risk groups. For a catalog of materials, write to the address above.
The BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education Network
P.O. Box 100430, Denver, CO 80250-0430
BACCHUS is an international student organization with more than 1000 affiliates at institutions of higher education across North America, Australia, and Hong Kong. BACCHUS focuses on the development and promotion of positive lifestyles and decision making skills through education and activities designed to increase an awareness about alcohol abuse prevention and a variety of related student health issues. BACCHUS and GAMMA educational materials, including their NCAAW "There's Strength in Numbers!" campaign materials, can be ordered from the Network regardless of whether or not your campus maintains an active affiliated peer education group. Simply call the National Office for a free catalog.
Box 312, Station D, Keele Street, Toronto, ON, M6P 3J9, CANADA
Coordinates all BACCHUS programming for Canadian institutions. They sponsor several educational campaigns throughout the academic year and maintain a network of student based programs with a Canadian flair.
2620 S. Parker Road, Suite 355, Aurora, CO 80014
An agency providing issues-based educational speakers at reasonable prices. Speakers on topics such as: eating disorders, leadership and motivation, sexual assault, AIDS/HIV, conflict management, drugs and alcohol, homophobia, impaired driving, risk management, fraternity and sorority issues, diversity, communications skills, body image, and more. Speakers and staff members come from higher education, so they understand campus needs and issues.
The Century Council
1310 G St., N.W., Suite 600;
Washington, D.C. 20005
The Century Council is a national, not-for-profit organization, funded by the country's leading distillers to combat alcohol abuse. "Parents, you're not done yet" is a free informational brochure with over 2.5 million copies already in distribution on the nation's campuses. "Alcohol 101," now on more than 1,100 campuses, is a powerful new CD-ROM program helping college students make responsible decisions about drinking, or not drinking.
Creative Dating: The Cure for the Common Relationship
Coleman Productions, PO Box 235, Loveland, OH 45140
David Coleman has changed the style of lecture programs on college campuses. This interactive program encourages students to develop healthy social skills, become better communicators, and better daters! Audiences are educated and entertained on suggestions on how to create dates that are fun, low-budget, and alcohol-free. Creative dating has been featured on over 1500 campuses and conferences nationwide. David also represents other great motivational speakers that address a variety of leadership and wellness issues.
Dynamics Sports International
3080 N. Civic Center Plaza, Suite 33, Scottsdale AZ 85251
Bob Newton is a former 11-year NFL veteran and 1970 Nebraska All-American. Today he is a state licensed counselor, speaker and seminar leader in chemical dependence. His stirring presentations help players understand substance abuse. He challenges and motivates players who need help to get help. He encourages a strong commitment to education. Dynamic Sports International has many athletes in their speakers bureau.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
8701 Leeds Rd., Kansas City, MO 64129
One Way to Play Drug Free Program for junior high, high school and college athletes. "Americans for a Drug-Free America," edited by Nita C. Stacy. For a materials catalog, call 1-800-289-0909.
GAMMA (Greeks Advocating Mature Management of Alcohol)
The BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education Network
P.O. Box 100430, Denver, CO 80250-0430
GAMMA is a national effort designed to get campus fraternity and sorority chapters more involved in prevention activities. Several GAMMA specific resources are available including programming guides, educational pamphlets, posters and videos - all targeted for Greek undergraduates!
Health Promotions Resources
2829 Verndale Ave., Anoka MN 55303
PH: 800-782-1878 or 612-247-1303 in Minnesota
To help colleges and universities respond to student alcohol and other drug use problems, prevent problems and promote health, HPR provides training, materials development, and needs assessment. Training includes "Coaching for Prevention" which assists athletic department personnel in reducing problems with alcohol and other drugs, including steroids, and the "Student Athlete Leadership Institute" which helps student athlete leaders and their coaches or advisors use their leadership position and abilities to influence others to make positive choices. HPR staff have worked with thousands of educators throughout the United States concerned with the health choices their students are making.
The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
c/o Education Development Center, Inc.
55 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02158-1060
The Center assists institutions of higher education in developing, carrying out, and evaluating alcohol and other drug prevention programs and policies that will foster students' academic and social development and promote campus safety. Training, technical assistance, publication, and evaluation activities are guided by an environmental management approach. See the web site for press coverage of alcohol and other drug issues on campus, newsletters, trainings and publications.
Human Dynamics Inc.
3036 Ontario Rd., Little Canada, MN 55117
As human behavior analyst, Greg Cylkowski has had the opportunity to identify America's foremost issues which affect the social, academic, and personal development of today's college students. Teachers, administrators, and students alike hail his refreshing perspectives as a successful alternative to the many programs which they feel have thus far been unable to generate significant changes in student behavior. Greg presents "hands on" solutions to today's critical lifestyle issues.
1700 Westlake North, Suite 724, Seattle, WA 98109
Intermedia produces and distributes videos across the United States and Canada on health-related topics. Some of Intermedia's most popular videos are on teenage drinking, children of alcoholics, date rape, dating violence, and sexual responsibility. All videos are available for a FREE 30-day preview.
Mike Green's Collegiate Consultants on Drugs and Alcohol
P.O. Box 7241, St. Davids, PA 19087
Mike Green's Collegiate Consultants on Drugs and Alcohol provides experienced and enthusiastic speakers who make effective and entertaining presentations to assemblies, conferences, workshops, seminars for coaches, student-athletes, paraprofessional staff or full-time educators.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
511 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 700, Irving, TX 75062
PH: 1-800-GET-MADD T
he mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving and to support victims of this violent crime.
National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc.
444 North Capitol St., NW, Suite 642, Washington, DC 20001
NASADAD's basic purpose is to foster and support the development of effective alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and treatment programs throughout every state. The Washington, DC office includes divisions concerned with Addiction Counselor Training, AIDS Policy, Criminal Justice Programs, Methadone Maintenance, Perinatal Addiction Prevention Services, Public Policy and Workplace Programs.
The National Social Norms Resource Center
The National Social Norms Resource Center is an independent center supporting, promoting and providing technical assistance on the social norms approach as it applies to alcohol abuse and related health, safety, and social justice issues. Opened on July 1, 2000 at Northern Illinois University, the center is directed by Michael Haines, MS, a nationally recognized proponent and pioneering practitioner of this effective strategy. The Center is sponsored by The BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education Network.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20847-2345
PH: 301-468-2600; 800-729-6686
NCADI develops and distributes pamphlets, booklets, reports and posters on alcohol and other drugs with a special focus on high-risk groups including college students and on special populations. Printed materials are available without charge and films and videotapes can be borrowed through state clearinghouses. Specialized information needs can be met through searches on the NCADI databases or via Prevline at www.health.org.
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
PO Box 6222, Indianapolis, IN 46206-6222
NCAA has developed guidelines for drug testing, as well as brochures, posters and other educational materials for use by its 1100 member institutions. CHOICES alcohol education grants and sports sciences speaker grants are also available.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD)
12 West 21st St., New York, NY 10010
NCADD is the national nonprofit organization combating alcoholism, other drug addictions and related problems. Founded in 1944, NCADDÆS major programs include prevention and education, public information, medical/scientific information, public policy advocacy and publications. NCADD's network of nearly 200 affiliates conduct similar activities at the state and local levels and provide information and referral services to families and individuals seeking help with an alcohol or other drug problem.
National Health & Awareness Services (NHA)
P.O. Box 8774, Madison, WI 53708-8774
PH: 608-241-4499: 800-676-0701
NHA is a nationally recognized education and consulting firm that specializes in providing Drug Education and Student-Athlete Assistance Program (SAAP) development of institutions of higher education. NHA offers the following services: student-athlete alcohol education, athletic department staff presentations, SAAP core team training, student-athlete survey, materials development, consultation, R.A. training and prevention training.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation, Impaired Driving Division, NTS-11,
400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20590
NHTSA is involved in numerous college-related activities including:
TEAM on Campus (Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management), an innovative curriculum for colleges that both serve and do not serve alcohol; a cooperative effort with The BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education Network to raise awareness about the increased enforcement levels of zero tolerance laws; a cooperative effort to reduce binge drinking among college fraternity members; and numerous public service announcements and fact sheets addressing youth and alcohol.
National Interfraternity Conference (NIC)
3901 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis IN 46268
The NIC is the coordinating body of the 64 men's general college fraternities. The NIC has several programming packages on issues such as ethics, member education, dry rush, and so on. Also houses the Our Chapter, Our Choice program which helps fraternity men and women examine norms surrounding alcohol use and abuse.
The National Prevention Network (NPN)
444 North Capitol St., NW, Suite 642, Washington, DC 20001
NPN's mission is to provide support and enhance national, state, and local alcohol and other drug abuse prevention efforts that will reduce the incidence and prevalence of such abuse, ultimately decreasing the number of clients requiring alcohol and other drug treatment.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (CNCADI)
11426 Rockville Pike, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20852-3007
PH: 301-468-3600 or 800-729-6686
The Federal Government Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) information distribution component in CNCADI. It is a national resource of up-to-date information about alcohol and other drugs. CNCADI's resources include scientific findings, publications, posters, videos, programs, curricula and information about organizations concerned with alcohol and other drug problems.
Promising Practices: Campus Alcohol Strategies
David S. Anderson, Ph.D., Associate Professor,
Center for the Advancement of Public Health Graduate School of Education,
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030
Initiated in 1995, Promising Practices: Campus Alcohol Strategies strives to contribute to reducing alcohol-related problems among college and university students by motivating institutions of higher education to share their resources and strategies. Funded by a grant from The Century Council, the project co-directors, advisory panel and staff produce and provide a range of resources and networks to facilitate communication among all members of the college/university community. Building upon the results of two national solicitation and review processes, the resources (including the Sourcebook, Task Force Planner, Task Force Planner Guide and related resources) help campus leaders envision, plan, review, and implement strategic elements for their comprehensive campus-based programs.
Society for Women's Health Research
1828 L Street, NW, Suite 625, Washington D.C. 20036.
This non-profit organization is committed to improving women's health through research. The society conducts a variety of public education programs, including its award-wining video, "Get Real: Straight Talk About Women's Health." Targeted at college-age women, this program provides information on alcohol and substance abuse and self-esteem.
TIPS for the University
TIPS-Training of Intervention Procedures by Servers of Alcohol
1101 Wilsom Blvd., Suite 1700, Arlington, VA 22209
Whether or not a student chooses to drink, "TIPS for the University" recognizes that at some point in their college career a person will be in a situation where alcohol is being consumed. TIPS students with the skills and confidence to handle those situations; to intervene effectively to prevent peers from harming themselves or others.
BEVERAGE ALCOHOL DISTRIBUTORS
Additionally, your local alcoholic beverage distributors may have resources to help with planning and education for NCAAW. You may contact the following corporate offices for additional information about the specific programs listed and for a listing of the participating distributor nearest you.
Consumer Awareness & Education,
One Busch Place, St. Louis, MO 63118
This umbrella effort offers several materials to help those hosting parties or serving alcohol to better identify those who are of legal drinking age. Materials include a booklet with photographs of valid driver's licenses of all 50 states and Canada; suggestions to spot fake IDs; posters; button and cooler stickers; and wristbands for those who show valid ID.
"IT'S YOUR CHOICE":
Michael Chatman shares his message of self-empowerment and personal responsibility with college students across the country. The son of an abusive father, Michael grew up in Miami, joined a gang and endured the trials of life on the wrong side of the law. Finally, following a series of life-altering events, he decided to transform his life. Today, Michael has reached more than two million teenagers helping them realize that despite peer pressure and the many challenges they face, underage drinking is not the answer.
"MAKE THE RIGHT CALL":
Barbara Babb, a former critical care flight care nurse from St. Louis, delivers a factual and impactful presentation to college students about the consequences of underage drinking and drunk driving. Babb's presentation is available on videotape.
"CHECK IN TO A WINNING LIFE":
Bob Anastas, former executive director and founder of Students Against Drunk Driving, delivers a powerful presentation about "lifeskills" and making responsible decisions in life.
DESIGNATED DRIVER PROGRAMS:
Designated driver programs are effective ways to prevent drunk driving situations. Students (21 and older) typically receive free non-alcohol beverages or discounts on food from an establishment in exchange for being named the designated driver in a group and refraining from drinking on that occasion.
"A TASTE OF REALITY":
Presented by emergency-room nurse Linda Dutil, this program delivers a real-world look at the consequences that come from making poor choices about alcohol or drugs. The program provides students with a hands-on look at treatments for alcohol poisoning and drug overdose. Linda also teaches effective skills for resisting peer pressure and for making smart, responsible choices.
"COURAGE TO CARE":
Carolyn Cornelison uses her knowledge, personal experiences and persuasive personality to take a realistic look at college drinking, taking responsibility, recognizing abuse and helping those with alcohol or drug-related problems. Her presentation for college students makes them laugh and sometimes cry as she shares her college experiences as both a sorority member and athlete.
Coors Brewing Company
Alcohol Programs and Policies,
311 10th Street, Department NH-250, Golden, CO 80401
Alcohol, Drunk Driving, and You promotes safe and responsible driving among teenagers. The ADDY video, "Driving Drunk: Your Choice?" uses four real-life situations in which someone made the decision to drive drunk to focus on the long-term effects of those decisions.
(BEING AN ALCOHOL RESPONSIBLE SERVER/SELLER)
is an incentive-based "secret shopper" program. It helps retailers of alcohol beverage manage the underage drinking issue by ensuring their sellers/servers are vigilant at checking identification of customers who appear to be under the legal purchase age.
CONSUMER AWARENESS MATERIALS:
Consumer materials, including designated driver key rings, and "We ID" buttons are available from local distributors. Also available are "Winners Drink Safely" buttons geared toward sports fans.
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ALCOHOL AWARENESS WEEK:
In partnership with the IATF, Coors awards scholarships to 10 exemplary, year-long campus alcohol education programs.
The National Association of Service and Conservation Corps is a membership organization that promotes youth corps programs throughout the country. A major emphasis of Corps programming is on becoming better educated about life skills such as budgeting, parenting, personal health, and well-being.
YOUTH SERVICE AMERICA:
Youth Service America's mission is to build an ethic of service in America by providing every young person with the opportunity to give back to his/her country through service. These programs provide young people with opportunities to begin a lifelong commitment to community improvement and civic participation.
Miller Brewing Company
PO Box 482, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0482
"THE MILLER FILES CD-ROM":
Providing information about Miller's responsible drinking and alcohol education efforts is now as easy as handing someone a business card. The easy-to-use CD-ROM titled "The Miller Files," explains Miller's programs, including those designed to prevent drunk driving and underage drinking and involve partnerships with parents, special event planners, government and enforcement officials, higher education specialists, and outdoor sports enthusiasts. The small CD-ROM card is a large enhancement to Miller's ongoing prevention efforts - using innovation to promote socially responsible marketing.
THINK WHEN YOU DRINK WEBSITE
is dedicated to Miller's Think When You Drink program and contains hot links to related alcohol awareness sites. It's objective is to build awareness of available responsibility programs and alcohol research and information on responsible drinking programs and industry trends as a resource for consumers, distributors and retailers. www.thinkwhenyoudrink.com.
"GOOD TIMES: A GUIDE TO RESPONSIBLE EVENT PLANNING":
This publication provides a guide and checklist for event planners and party hosts to ensure a safe and enjoyable gathering. The plan incorporates, among other things, server training, checking identification cards, and the use of wristbanding for minors and designated drivers.
"DISTRIBUTOR GUIDE TO DESIGNATED DRIVER/SAFE RIDE HOME PROGRAMS":
This guide helps our distributors, retailers, venues and event planners to organize and put designated driver and safe ride home programs in place in pubs, stadiums and sports arenas across the country.
"HERE'S LOOKING AT YOURS, KID. BUYING BEER IS NO MINOR THING":
This publication is a collection of drivers' licenses from all 50 states, Mexico, the European Economic Community (EEC), Puerto Rico and the Canadian provinces. Distributors, retailers, law enforcement officers and event planners use this driver license and minors' identification booklet as a guide to check for false ID cards.
This booklet is a discussion guide for parents and consumers that emphasizes the importance of responsible drinking and outlines the facts of alcoholism. "Let's Talk" sends a clear message that drinking beer, and drinking responsibly, is an adult activity. The key is for parents and educators to work together to teach responsibility and judgment to minors.
"PREVENT UNDERAGE DRINKING. NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO TALK":
This pamphlet lists programs which Miller, our distributors, and the brewing industry partners with to prevent illegal drinking by minors. By extending ourselves into communities, we help communicate the important message of responsible behavior to today's youth.