Welcome to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's alcohol and drug awareness, prevention, and education website. This website is dedicated to providing students, staff, faculty, and parents information related to alcohol and drug issues and the college population. There are many misconceptions, myths, and misunderstandings related to substance use. Staying informed means staying safe, healthy, and successful!
Why is alcohol and drug education/information important to me?
According to the 2006 College Alcohol Survey (Anderson and Gadaleto), college and university administrators estimate alcohol is involved with:
- 27% of dropouts
- 33% of academic failures
- 58% of violent behaviors
- 59% of unsafe sexual practices
- 63% of acquaintance rapes
Not convinced yet?
In 2009 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reported:
- 1,825 18-24 alcohol related student deaths
Drinking and drug use can cause significant problems in all areas of your life from your grades to your relationships. A successful college experience is about making responsible choices!