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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The Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention of College Students (BASICS) and the Cannabis Screening and Intervention for College Students (CASICS) are harm-reduction interventions for college students. The program style is empathic, rather than confrontational or judgmental, and is designed to help students examine their alcohol and cannabis use. The goal of both programs is to reduce risky behaviors and potential harmful consequences of alcohol and cannabis use while promoting healthier choices, improving coping skills, and providing resources for quitting.


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Breathe Free

Quitting is not a perfect process. This educational session is available for students to empower themselves with resources on tobacco/vaping cessation. During this session, students will create a personalized quit plan and receive relevant 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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Health Risks Associated With Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol Awareness

Drug Awareness 

Availability of Treatment for Drug or Alcohol Problems

Employees—Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is provided through UTA’s Office of Human Resources. Call toll free at 1-800-343-3822

Students— Refer to Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs section 

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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