Substance Misuse Prevention

The Office of Health Promotion supports a drug-free campus by providing information on substance misuse prevention and resources. We empower students to make healthy and responsible choices concerning use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. 
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Substance Misuse Prevention

UTA is a community that cares about the well-being of its students, faculty, and staff, and as such, UTA continually strives to create and maintain a safe, secure, and supportive campus environment. As part of this effort, UTA prohibits the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATODs) on its campus and at campus-sponsored events, has developed an ATOD misuse prevention program, and complies with the requirements of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (DFSCA).

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

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Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention of College Students (BASICS) is a harm-reduction intervention for college students. Students often conform to patterns of heavy drinking they see as acceptable, while holding false beliefs about alcohol’s effects or actual alcohol-use norms. BASICS is designed to help students make better decisions about using alcohol. The program’s style is empathic, rather than confrontational or judgmental. It aims to reduce alcohol consumption and its adverse consequences, promote healthier choices, and provide important information and coping skills for reducing risk as well as resources for quitting.

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Peers Against Tobacco

Peers Against Tobacco (PAT) is a peer-led tobacco/smoking prevention program for colleges and universities across Texas. Our goal is to prevent college students from ever initiating use of tobacco, nicotine, or smoking products and to share resources to help quit. We invite you to join us and be an advocate for a smoke-free campus.

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Policies and penalties are in place that strictly complies with the requirements of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA). 

Internal sanctions and federal, state, and local legal penalties that may result from the illegal sale, possession, consumption, or distribution of drugs or alcohol