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See a list of DEA and non-DEA publications related to drug use and the college population below.

heroin fact sheet thumbnailDrug Fact Sheets

These printable drug fact sheets (all PDFs) serve as convenient, handy resources that are easy to distribute. Read more.

'How to Properly Dispose of Your Unused Medicines' thumnailHow to Properly Dispose of Your Unused Medicines

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue. The Drug Enforcement Administration provides guidance on the right way to dispose of unused medicine. Read more.


marijuana publication thumbnailWhat You Should Know about Marijuana Use among College Students

This fact card highlights the prevalence of marijuana use among college students, marijuana’s status under federal law, consequences of marijuana use, things you can do to prevent marijuana use, and resources. Read more.

prescriptiondrugmisuse_smallthumb.jpgWhat You Should Know about Prescription Drug Misuse among College Students

This fact card highlights the prevalence of prescription drug misuse among college students, consequences of prescription drug misuse, things you can do to prevent prescription drug misuse, and resources. Read more.

Drug Slang thumbnailSlang Terms and Code Words: A Reference for Law Enforcement Personnel

This DEA Intelligence Report contains new and updated information on slang terms and code words from a variety of law enforcement and open sources, and serves as an updated version to the product entitled “Drug Slang Code Words” published by DEA in May 2017. It is designed as a ready reference for law enforcement personnel who are confronted with hundreds of slang terms and code words used to identify a wide variety of controlled substances, designer drugs, synthetic compounds, measurements, locations, weapons, and other miscellaneous terms relevant to the drug trade. Although every effort was made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information presented, due to the dynamics of the ever-changing drug scene, subsequent additions, deletions, and corrections are inevitable. Future addenda and updates to this report will attempt to capture changed terminology to the furthest extent possible. This compendium of slang terms and code words is alphabetically ordered, with new additions presented in italic text, and identifies drugs and drug categories in English and foreign language derivations. Read more.

Preventing Marijuana Use among Youth and Young Adults coverPreventing Marijuana Use among Youth and Young Adults

This publication provides an overview of the prevalence of marijuana use among youth and young adults; the physical, academic, and social consequences; tips for how to get involved to prevent marijuana use among youth and young adults; and federal resources to assist in such efforts. Read more.  

DrugFacilitated_thumbDrug-Facilitated Sexual Assault 

This brochure produced by the DEA’s Victim Witness Assistance Program provides information on the various drugs used in sexual assaults, warning signs of being drugged, what to do if you think you or a friend may have been drugged, and resources. Read more. 

Drugs of Abuse 2017 coverDrugs of Abuse (2017)

This publication delivers clear, scientific information about drugs in a factual, straightforward way. It covers topics including the Controlled Substances Act and introduces drug classes including narcotics, stimulants, marijuana/cannabis, inhalants, steroids, and more. Read more.


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Non-DEA Publications

The Academic Opportunity Costs of Substance Use During College

This report was created by the Center on Young Adult Health and Development (CYAHD).The center was established in 2009 at the University of Maryland School of Public Health and is the "one of the first such centers in the United States specifically dedicated to understanding the health and development of young adults," according to their report. Read more.

Behavioral Health Among College coverBehavioral Health among College Students Information and Resource Kit

This kit discusses the consequences of substance misuse among college students, including the misuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. It explores various causational factors such as peer pressure, stress, social norms, and advertising messages. Read more.


Thumbnail photo of cover of 'The Effects of Marijuana Legalization and Decriminalization on Campus Safety at Institutions of Higher EducationThe Effects of Marijuana Legalization and Decriminalization on Campus Safety at Institutions of Higher Education

The number of institutions of higher education (IHEs) that operate in states where marijuana use is now legal or decriminalized is expanding, and those changes are creating new challenges for campus safety officials at IHEs across the United States. This report provides the findings of a Critical Issues in Campus Public Safety Forum with campus safety leaders, sponsored by the National Center for Campus Public Safety. Read more.

Facing Addiction in America report coverFacing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health 

The first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, released in the fall of 2016, reviews what is known about substance misuse and how that knowledge can be used to address substance misuse and related consequences. The Prevention and Recovery chapters includes sections on programs for college students. Read more.


Opioid Prescribing in College Health

The ACHA (American College Health Association) Task Force for Opioid Prescribing in College Health has created these guidelines to further an understanding of the issues surrounding opioid prescribing; review major concepts designed to maximize safety and reduce potential for abuse; and identify possible avenues to assist addicted students with rehabilitation, recovery, and return to the college environment. Read more.


SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework

SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework is a dynamic, data-driven planning process that prevention practitioners can use to understand and more effectively address the substance abuse and related mental health problems facing their communities. Read more.


StimulantMedicationMisusePrevention_thumbnailStimulant Medication Misuse Prevention: Peer Education Toolkit

This toolkit was created as part of the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA’s work with the Coalition for the Prevention of ADHD Medication Misuse (CPAMM). CPAMM is a collective of associations representing medical providers, individuals with an ADHD diagnosis, mental health providers, student affairs professionals, and peer educators and advisors.  Read more.

Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention thumbnailSubstance Abuse Prevention and Intervention: An Athletics Tool Kit

Guided by the latest prevention science and deterrence strategies, and with the collaboration of athletics stakeholders and substance abuse prevention experts, this toolkit is designed to support athletics administrators, in partnership with campus colleagues, reduce substance abuse and promote healthy choices that enhance athletic performance and lifelong health. Read more.





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