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Illinois Core Alcohol and Other Drug Survey

The Core Institute is a small five-person department within the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Student Health Center that began as a federally funded service to one that operates on a cost recovery basis. Their focus continues to be supporting sound quantitative assessments that inform and direct student life programming efforts for the benefit of students' health and welfare across the nation. To date, they have the largest database on alcohol and other drug use at post-secondary educational institutions. 

The Illinois Department of Human Services, the Illinois Higher Education Center (IHEC) for Alcohol, Other Drug and Violence Prevention, and the Core Institute together provide the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Statewide Core Survey. The purpose of the survey is to establish the current incidence and prevalence of alcohol and other drug use on Illinois 2 and 4-year college campuses; negative consequences associated with use; the relationship of alcohol and other drug use to campus climate issues; students’ perception of others’ use; beliefs regarding use; experiences of secondhand effects of others’ use; experiences of physical and sexual violence; and perceptions of risk related to use.

The Core Alcohol and Drug Survey is administered on a statewide basis in the spring semesters of even-numbered years. Watch for future communication to learn how you can join the 2016 Illinois consortium.

2012 Core Report is available here.

You can find past Core Reports here