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A majority of the Pennsylvania Institutes of Higher Education surveyed recognize that student alcohol use is a topic of concern and share a commitment to prohibit student alcohol use on campus

A majority of the Pennsylvania Institutes of Higher Education surveyed recognize that student alcohol use is a topic of concern and share a commitment to prohibit student alcohol use on campus

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- (CPA), a private non-profit whose mission is to help PA prevention professionals in reducing substance misuse and risk-related behaviors, had contracted with the Public Health Commission (PLCB) to conduct a preliminary survey of Pennsylvania higher education institutions.

"In a nutshell, this project has aims to establish a statewide collaboration that enables colleges to assist in addressing alcohol use and to identify state and national resources that can assist in prevention and intervention efforts.," said Jeff Hanley, CPA Executive Director.

When looking into teacher perceptions of student drinking behaviors, the following survey findings

  • 61.5% of respondents expressed some level of concern about student alcohol use relative to other problem behaviors experienced on campus.
  • 80.8% of administrators report alcohol use contributes to other problems experienced by students, at least some of the time.
  • A majority of the student affairs administrators (73.1%) agreed that "most student alcohol use occurs in off-campus settings."
  • Approximately one-third of responding colleges reported they do not have full-time staff dedicated to campus alcohol prevention.

"An important part of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's mission is to reduce and prevent underage and dangerous drinking, especially on college and university campuses across the country. studies like this provide vital information that the PLCB can use to guide decisions on where we allocate our resources in conducting this work," said Tim Holden, the PLCB's chairman.

To facilitate these efforts, colleges and universities can designate a full-time, professional to address campus alcohol initiatives, commit adequate funding for alcohol prevention and intervention programs, practices, and strategies, and establish and utilize internal alcohol taskforces.

To learn more about the report and read it more, please visit the official website.

Contact: Jeff Hanley, Commonwealth Prevention Alliance

Contact: Shawn M. Kelly, PLCB

; 717-303-8522

724-977-2781


Jeff Hanley, Director of the Commonwealth Prevention Alliance

Shawn M. Kelly, PLCB Client Relations

Paraphrase:

; 717-303-8522

724-977-2781

Jeff Hanley, Director of the Commonwealth Prevention Alliance

Shawn M. Kelly, PLCB Contact: Shawn M. Kelly

Paraphrase:

717-303-8522

724-977-2781

SOURCE Commonwealth Prevention Alliance

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