College Event Toolkit

If you are interested in an event or promotional activity that focuses on reaching college-age young adults, here are links to resources from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and others.

While daily marijuana use has been steadily increasing in prevalence among young adults over the past decade, the level has reached an all-time high in non-college young adults to nearly three times that of their college peers. The biggest division between the groups, however, was seen in annual, past month, and daily cigarette smoking rates. This section features the most recent Monitoring the Future national survey results on substance use in this age group, including patterns of marijuana and alcohol use, nicotine use, and non-medical use of prescription drugs. It also covers newer trends, such as e-vaporizers and hookahs. New this year, the survey identified statistics related to e-vaporizer use of nicotine and marijuana separately from other smoking forms. This section also has resources for students, parents, educators, dorm supervisors, counselors, clinicians, and researchers who work with this age group.

 

Read More About College-Age Young Adults

There is a lot of misinformation about drug and alcohol use being distributed to college-age young adults through popular culture, the Internet, TV, movies, contemporary music and social media. National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® is an opportunity to share science based information with these young people who are eager to learn more. This week-long observance is coordinated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).

If your college is interested in holding an event or promotional activity during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, we have resources to assist you in your planning.

Federal Resources for College-Age Young People

NOTE: All resources are available online only unless otherwise indicated.

Multimedia and Interactive Resources

College Addiction Studies Programs

Activity Ideas

Check out the images below to see what colleges have been doing for NDAFW! Click on the images for more information about the event.

LinkedIn Group

Columbia College

In Orange County, FL

University of North Texas, NDAFW

University of North Texas

In Denton, TX

Need more ideas? Check out the Get Activity Ideas page, photos from past events on our Flickr page, and events on our View Events Map page.