Recent Searches

Loading Search Results...
Loading Directory Results...



Recent Pages

Recent Searches

EIU Illinois Higher Education Center

Helpful Internet Links

Below you will find internet links categorized by topic. The Illinois Higher Education Center has put together this collection of resources for ease of use by Higher Education Professionals. If you would like to make recommendations to add to this list, please email us at

Alcohol & Drug Links:

Alcohol Education Project of Hobart & William Smith Colleges:

  • "The Alcohol Education Project of Hobart and William Smith Colleges is a broad collection of education and research initiatives. Its purpose is to better inform students, faculty and staff in higher education and secondary school settings nationwide about alcohol and other drugs and related social norms and address problems of abuse."

Alcohol Help

  • This link takes you to an overview on alcoholism.

Alcohol Policy Information System:

  • "The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) provides detailed information on a wide variety of Alcohol-Related Policies in the United States at both State and Federal levels, as well as policy information regarding the Recreational Use of Cannabis. The information and resources available on this site are geared toward alcohol and cannabis policy researchers and others interested in alcohol and cannabis policy issues."

Alcohol Rehab Guide:

  • This link provides a list of rehab facilities in and around Illinois.

Alcohol Rehab Help

  • "Alcohol Rehab Help is an informational web guide founded in 2020. Our site was created to help those struggling with alcohol use disorders (AUD), substance use disorders (SUD), and/or co-occurring mental health disorders. We help individuals understand their addictions and find the best treatment option based on their unique situation and individual needs."

American Addiction Centers:

  • "Begin your recovery at American Addiction Centers (AAC), the leading provider for addiction treatment nationwide, which specializes in evidence-based treatment and mental healthcare services."

CDC Vital Signs Publication on Binge Drinking:

  • An informational PDF created in 2010 that outlines statistics related to binge drinking in the United States. 

Center of Alcohol Studies:

  • "The mission of the Center of Alcohol and Substance Use Studies (CAS) in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology is to: conduct, coordinate, and promote multidisciplinary research on the biopsychosocial mechanisms underlying the causes of alcohol and substance use disorders with an emphasis on traumatic stress and health disparities; provide community engaged research training opportunities for substance use prevention and treatment; and translate and disseminate findings for the public through local, national, and international media outlets."

Dealing with Peer Pressure:

  • An article by BlueCrest Recovery Center outline different forms of peer pressure (direct, indirect, positive, and negative). 

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA):

  • "The mission of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is to generate and disseminate fundamental knowledge about the adverse effects of alcohol on health and well-being, and apply that knowledge to improve diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems, including alcohol use disorder, across the lifespan.

    NIAAA leads the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by:

    • Conducting and supporting a portfolio of alcohol-related research in a wide range of scientific areas including neuroscience and behavior, epidemiology and prevention, treatment and recovery, and metabolism and health effects
    • Coordinating and collaborating with other research institutes and federal programs on alcohol-related issues
    • Collaborating with international, national, state, and local institutions, organizations, agencies, and programs engaged in alcohol-related work
    • Translating and disseminating research findings to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public

    By supporting a broad range of basic, translational, and clinical research, NIAAA aims to: 

    • Better understand the health effects of alcohol misuse across the lifespan
    • Reveal the biological and socio-cultural origins of alcohol misuse
    • Reduce the stigma associated with alcohol problems
    • Develop evidence-based prevention and treatment strategies that address alcohol-related issues across the lifespan"

NIAAA Core Resource on Alcohol:

  • "The Core Resource on Alcohol provides evidence-based content to help healthcare professionals:

    • Gain new insights—and earn FREE CME or CE credit—with 14 articles on alcohol and health covering basic principles, clinical impacts, and patient care from screening through recovery.
    • Overcome barriers to care for patients with alcohol problems—by filling training gaps for providers who are not addiction specialists, including ways to counteract patient stigma."

Partnership to End Addiction:

  • "The nation’s leading organization dedicated to addiction prevention, treatment and recovery, we are a diverse community of researchers, advocates, clinicians, communicators and more."

Public Service Degrees

  • This is an article titled "Helping College Students Kick Substance Abuse." It was just updated in January 2024. 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

  • "The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, and their families."
  • "SAMHSA’s mission is to lead public health and service delivery efforts that promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, and provide treatments and supports to foster recovery while ensuring equitable access and better outcomes."

Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists (SALIS):

  • "SALIS (Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists) is an international association of individuals and organizations with special interests in the exchange and dissemination of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) information, including opioids, cannabis, stimulants, etc. Members include librarians, information professionals, prevention specialists, addiction professionals, researchers, and others working in the ATOD field or related fields. Current members are from the United States, Canada, Australia, the UK, and various European countries. With a Home Office in Berkeley, California, it has been incorporated in California since 1988. SALIS is recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3) as a non-profit corporation."
  • "The goals of SALIS are to promote the use of objective, accurate, thorough, and timely ATOD information, and to advocate for the interchange, accessibility, and preservation of information and resources in the field. SALIS encourages dissemination, communication, cooperation, advocacy, and professional development."

The Alice! Health Promotion Program Resources Q & A's:

  • A health Q&A website ran by Columbia University's health promotion specialists team. 

U. S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA):

  • "The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets."

United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention: 

  • "For two decades, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has been helping make the world safer from drugs, organized crime, corruption and terrorism. We are committed to achieving health, security and justice for all by tackling these threats and promoting peace and sustainable well-being as deterrents to them. Because the scale of these problems is often too great for states to confront alone, UNODC offers practical assistance and encourages transnational approaches to action. We do this in all regions of the world through our global programmes and network of field offices."

What to Know About Binge Drinking:

  • An article by Granite Recovery Centers on binge drinking. 


Higher Education Links:

American Council on Education:

  • "ACE convenes, organizes, mobilizes, and leads advocacy efforts that shape effective public policy and help colleges and universities best serve their students, their communities, and the wider public good. We help institutions build their capacity through high-quality innovation. We work to improve equity, expand access to our colleges and universities, and diversify the higher education leadership pipeline."

College-Age and Young Adults (NIDA):

  • "This section features the most recent Monitoring the Future (MTF) national survey results on substance use in college-age adults ages 19 to 22."

College AIM Supporting Resources:

  • "Federal Websites and Resources Supporting the Prevention of Harmful and Underage Drinking by College Students"

College Drinking: Changing the Culture:

  • "NIAAA developed as a one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students, with online tools for parents, students, administrators and more."

Core Institute:

  • The alcohol and other drug survey that we used through 2022. 

Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS):

  • "Leading the way for over 40 years, the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) promotes intra-campus collaboration and reflects good practices agreed upon by the profession-at-large through the CAS Standards. Comprised of over 40 collaborating professional associations representing over 115,000 professionals in higher education, CAS has developed 50+ sets of standards and guidelines and 3 cross-functional frameworks within diverse areas of the college student experiences."

Monitoring the Future (MTF):

  • "Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of Americans from adolescence through adulthood."


  • "NASPA is the professional home for the field of student affairs. Together, we are dedicated to fulfilling the promise of higher education through our guiding principles of Integrity, Innovation, Inclusion, and Inquiry. We place students at the center of our work, serving the field through exceptional professional development, research to take on our biggest challenges, advocacy for inclusive and equitable practices and communities, and nurturing networks and pipelines to mentor, rejuvenate, and support."

National Center for Education Statistics:

  • "The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Education. It is one of thirteen principal federal statistical agencies whose activities are predominantly focused on the collection, compilation, processing, or analysis of information for statistical purposes."

National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM):

  • "Our mission is to enhance the holistic safety and well-being of individuals, schools, and organizations by empowering systems-level solutions to reduce the risk of violence, discrimination, and harm."

Prevention Professional Competencies Initiative:

  • "The Guide to the Eight Professional Competencies for Higher Education Substance Misuse Prevention (Professional Competencies Guide) was designed to promote enhanced professional skills and ultimately significantly impact college students' decisions surrounding drugs and alcohol. This work was developed through the Mid-America PTTC, in partnership with David S. Anderson, PH.D. and a planning body of subject matter experts in the field of substance use prevention on college campuses."

Taking Action to Prevent and Address Prescription Drug Abuse: A Resource Kit for College Campuses: 

  • This resource kit "is designed to help inform and mobilize college campuses to raise awareness about and address the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs."


Related Pages

Take the next step

apply now
schedule a visit