Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Prevention Resources
What is Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Prevention?
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) prevention is the application of Public Health sciences and theories which focus on the development of evidence-based strategies that reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities regarding substance use.
ATOD prevention encompasses a range of programs, policies, and practices aimed at reducing the incidence and prevalence of substance misuse for individuals, families, and communities. ATOD prevention is categorized by three types of strategies: Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary prevention.
Primary Prevention attempts to reduce the likelihood of substance misuse and/or abuse from occurring. Primary prevention can target the general population (i.e., universal prevention) or targeted groups who are at increased risk of experiencing substance related problems (i.e., selective prevention). Some examples of primary prevention on Ohio State’s campus are:
Secondary Prevention attempts to halt or interrupt substance misuse behaviors through intervention in individuals already demonstrating early signs or symptoms of misuse. Some examples of secondary prevention on campus are:
Tertiary Prevention focuses on effectively treating substance use disorders and preventing their reoccurrence. Some examples of tertiary prevention on campus are:
College Drinking Prevention (NIAAA)
State and Local Resources
Safe Point through Equitas Health
Other Ohio State Resources
Ohio State Wexner Medical Center | Talbot Hall | 614-257-3760
Ohio State Wexner Medical Center | Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient | 614-257-3760
Student Life Student Advocacy Center | advocacy.osu.edu | 614-292-1111
Student Life Counseling and Consultation Service | ccs.osu.edu | 614-292-5766
Student Life Disability Services | slds.osu.edu | 614-292-3307
Student Life Student Health Services | shs.osu.edu | 614-292-4321
Ohio State Narcan Access and Harm Reduction Training