Prevention is Power
College can be a time of newfound growth and independence for young Texans, which makes it even more important to create healthy and safe campus environments in which they can thrive. Texans for Safe and Drug-Free Youth partners with schools and works with community members to help support campus prevention efforts.
Issues Briefs and Tools
Did You Know?
35% of Texas college students reported binge drinking in the past month.
58% of Texas college students used alcohol in the past month
18% of Texas college students drive after drinking at least once per month.
37% of 18 to 24 year olds said that alcohol or other drugs influenced their decision to do something sexual that they later regretted
83% of sexual assault perpetrators used alcohol or other drugs at the time of victimization.
SBI is key.
Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) for alcohol use is an evidence-based intervention to reduce risky drinking behaviors and related consequences.
What sets Texans Standing Tall’s approach apart is that our implementation plan is a preventive measure. Most other interventions follow an alcohol-related incident, injury or violation of the law.
By equipping campuses with this tool, we’re able to reduce risky drinking behavior among college students in Texas.
Creating and enforcing a strong campus alcohol policy is a critical step in addressing underage and binge drinking among college students. To help you gain a better understanding of campus alcohol policies in Texas, we analyzed the policies of colleges and universities in the state and created an online tool that allows you to explore different schools’ policies and identify areas for strengthening existing policies.
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