Office of National Drug Control Policy

ONDCP Excel Eighth Row

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Support Substance Abuse Prevention on College Campuses
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Since the largest drug-using population is among 18- to 25-year-olds, it is vital that prevention efforts do not stop after secondary school education.

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The Departments of Health and Human Services and Education have long been active in the area of drug prevention among the college population (especially high-risk drinking) through entities like the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s College Health and Safety initiative, and other grant programs. These and other efforts will continue, and will augment work by private foundations and nongovernmental organizations that have long shown leadership in promoting health and safety on college campuses by disseminating information on model campus-based programs.

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