Substance Use Prevention

The Health Promotion Department supports a drug-free campus environment by providing information on substance use prevention and resources.
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Substance Use 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-prevention program, and strictly complies with the requirements of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act amendments of 1989 (DFSCA).

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs 

We empower students to make healthy and responsible choices concerning use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. 

ATOD Intervention Services (No Charge) 

  • AOD sessions (Conduct or self-referral)  
  • Session One, 60-minute Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Assessment 
  • Session Two, 30-minute Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Follow-up  
  • 45 minute Tobacco Cessation Advising Session (open to students, staff, and faculty) 
  • AOD Trainings 
  • Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) 
  • Session One, 60 minutes 
  • Session Two, 30 minutes 
  • Individual Risk Reduction Advising 
  • Referral to treatment resources 

Contact UTA Health Services at 817-272-2771 if you are interested in any of the above services.

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 

Office of Human Resources

Health Risks Associated With Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol Awareness

Drug Awareness 


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

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Fresh Start from Tobacco

As of August 1, 2011, UTA is a tobacco-free campus. In order to provide students, faculty, staff, and visitors with a healthy, welcoming learning environment, the University prohibits the use of all tobacco products — including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and smokeless tobacco—on campus property at all times. Violators will be subject to penalties detailed in the tobacco-free campus policy.

A Fresh Start From Tobacco

UTA is committed to providing students who wish to stop using tobacco products with the resources they need to transition to the campus policy. UTA offers tobacco cessation classes that are free for all students, staff, and faculty. The Fresh Start from Tobacco program consists of a series of four classes designed to educate and assist individuals who are ready to make a fresh start from tobacco use (including vaping and smokeless tobacco).

Educational Sessions

Facilitated by the Health Promotions department, the four one-hour educational sessions address tobacco addiction and cessation topics. These classes cover addiction, quitting, coping strategies, and receiving help. It is important to attend all four sessions. In addition, all participants are eligible for a limited supply of nicotine replacement therapy patches and gum. Students, staff, and faculty may register for classes by contacting Classes are available for students, faculty and staff.