Contact Info

Alcohol and Other Drug Education Center

215-951-1357

Faculty and Staff

Horizon Health provides La Salle University Staff and Faculty free webinars on a variety of health related topics.  These webinars can be accessed by going to www.horizoncarelink.com.

To find out more information regarding these webinars and how to register, employees can log into the website. After a member logs into the website, they will find a link to the webinar on the bottom right-hand side of the homepage.  Log in information and other instructions can be found on the La Salle Benergy Benefits site, available to you through the portal.

Self-Help Materials (Books):

  • When AA Doesn’t Work for You: Rational Steps to Quitting Alcohol, by Albert Ellis and Emmett VeltenThe Addiction Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Quitting Alcohol and Drugs, by Patrick Fanning and John O’Neill
  • The Miracle Method: A Radically New Approach to Problem Drinking, by Scott D. Miller and Insoo Kim Berg
  • Changing for Good, by James O. Prochaska, John C. Norcross, and Carlos C. DiClemente
  • Sober for Good, by Anne M. Fletcher
  • Happy Hours: Alcohol in a Woman’s Life, by Devon Jersild
  • Under the Influence: A Guide to the Myths and Realities of Alcoholism, by James Robert Milam, Mel Schulstad, and Katherine Ketcham
  • Rational Recovery: The New Cure for Substance Addiction, by Jack Trimpey
  • The Small Book: A Revolutionary Approach to Overcoming Drug and Alcohol Dependence (Rational Recovery Systems), by Jack Trimpey and Albert Ellis
  • The Thinking Person’s Guide to Sobriety, by Bert Pluymen
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: The Big Book, 4th edition, AA World Services Inc.
  • Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, Alcoholics Anonymous Inc

Academic Resources

Professional Organizations:

Journals:

  • The Substance Abuse Journal: a peer-reviewed journal that serves as the official publication of AMERSA.  Offers wide-ranging coverage for medical professionals and addiction specialists in teaching, clinical care, and service delivery.
  • The Journal of American College Health: a peer-reviewed journal devoted entirely to college students’ health.  It covers developments and research relating to: clinical and preventative medicine, health promotion, environmental health and safety, nursing assessment, interventions, management, pharmacy, and sports medicine.
  • The Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs: the oldest peer-reviewed alcohol/addiction research journal currently published in the United States.

Internet Resources

Alcohol Screening

AlcoholScreening.org is a free service of Join Together, a project of the Boston University School of Public Health.  AlcoholScreening.org helps individuals assess their own alcohol consumption patterns to determine if their drinking is likely to be harming their health or increasing their risk for future harm.  Through education and referral, the site urges those whose drinking is harmful or hazardous to take positive action, and informs all adults who consume alcohol about guidelines and caveats for lower-risk drinking.  AlcoholScreening.org also offers news and research for Alcohol & Drug Professionals.

The BACCHUS Network

The BACCHUS Network™ is a university and community based network focusing on comprehensive health and safety initiatives. The BACCHUS Network’s mission is to actively promote student and young adult based, campus and community-wide leadership on healthy and safe lifestyle decisions concerning alcohol abuse, tobacco use, illegal drug use, unhealthy sexual practices and other high-risk behaviors.  The website offers resources for students, staff and administrators on alcohol & impaired driving, sexual health, tobacco, wellness, campaigns and online education as well as information regarding the BACCHUS Network including: group support, membership, and conferences & trainings.

College Drinking – Changing the Culture

Created by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA).  The website offers a one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.  The website caters to a wide audience: college presidents, college parents, college students, H.S. Administrators, as well as H.S. Parents and Students.

College Gambling

The National Center for Responsible Gambling provides resources for schools and students who may be struggling with gambling concerns.  The latest research and best practices in responsible gambling are offered to educate on responsible gambling practices and prevent gambling concerns.

The Domino Strategy

The Domino Strategy on How to Drink Responsibly is a social marketing campaign that encourages the public to pay attention to the size, content and amount of alcohol they consume each time they drink.  The Strategy recommends that individuals follow responsible drinking guidelines defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The Domino Strategy provides specific information that enables people to compare their individual drinking pattern against a clear set of low-risk guidelines.

Drug Free

The Partnership at Drugfree.org offers information and services to students, parents, and professionals to aid in the prevention and treatment of teen drug and alcohol abuse.  The Partnership provides parents, teens and professionals the most current research, translated into easy to understand actionable resources.  Prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery are the four main aspects of The Partnerships mission.

The Marin Institute – Alcohol Industry Watchdog

The Marin Institute fights to protect the public from the impact of the alcohol industry’s negative practices.  Resources include: campaigns, corporate profiles, industry tactics, reports, fact sheets, action packs, and press releases.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and WHY 21

MADD provides information related to activism, victim services, and education on alcohol use among teens and young adults under the age of 21, as well as information regarding programs, law enforcement, and research/statistics.  WHY21, an affiliate of MADD, provides information regarding the Amethyst Initiative to lower the drinking age.  WHY21 also provides research and information regarding myths and facts, underage drinking and the teen brain.

The National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM)

NCHERM is a law and consulting firm that is dedicated to best practices for campus health and safety.  NCHERM is a repository for systems-level approaches and models that will enhance and advance your campus risk management and preventive law efforts.  NCHERM emphasizes best practices for policy, training, and educational programming as proactive risk management.  NCHERM specializes in advancing culture change strategies and problem-solving for the tough wellness, compliance, and liability issues colleges and universities face today.  NCHERM offers research, consultations, online courses, webinars and seminars on campus safety, health, wellness and safety prevention and education for students.

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)

The NCADD provides education, information, help and hope to the public.  It advocates for prevention, intervention, and treatment through a nationwide network of affiliates.  NCADD also operates a toll-free Hope Line (800-NCA-CALL) for information and referral and a National Intervention Network to educate and assist the families and friends of addicted persons.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) of the National Institutes of Health

The NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by: conducting and supporting research in a wide range of scientific areas; 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.  Resources include but are not limited to: clinical guidelines and resources, data/statistical tables, database resources, graphics gallery, related websites, research guidelines and resources.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA was established and directed in 1992 by Congress to provide effective substance abuse and mental health services to those in need and to translate research more effectively and more rapidly to health care providers. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.  SAMHSA is made up of four Centers: Center for Mental Health Services, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, and the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality.  Information and services are available in the following topic areas: prevention, trauma and justice, military families, health care reform, health IT, public awareness and support, data, outcomes and quality, and housing and homelessness.