Surveys / National Info
WCSU Core Survey
The Core Institute Alcohol and Drug Survey was administered in Spring 2017 and analysis was conducted throughout the fall and Winter 2017. The survey assesses the nature, scope and consequences of alcohol and other drug use. It also quantifies college students’ attitudes, perceptions and opinions about substance use.
We use this data to assess students’ needs, to identify emerging trends and high risk populations, and to track progress or lack of progress over time. Evaluation has always been a critical component in the field of public health and, for Western’s Prevention Program; evaluation has been an essential element in all our grant awards.
Click here for the core survey results and explanation.
WCSU Core Survey Report 2017
Read the progression of student attitudes on campus towards alcohol use, safety, and campus culture with WCSU Drug and Alcohol Survey Report 2017.
College Drinking Information
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at NIH has long been recognized as a national leader in research on harmful drinking among college students. NIAAA developed CollegeDrinkingPrevention.gov 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.
Opioid Deaths in CT
Six-year in-depth report on Opioid accidents and fatalities in Connecticut between 2009-2014. Read Opioid Deaths-CT-COG 2016.
Know more about NARCAN and how it saves lives.
Our Students & the CHOICES Community
Read our WCSU Fact Sheet 2018-2019 that reports on Fresh Check Day attendance demographics.