|by James L.
[Note: This is a re-formatted manuscript that was originally published in
On the Horizon, 1992, Summer, 6. It is posted here with permission
from Jossey Bass
A poll conducted by The
Roper Organization found that 83 percent of Americans think that drug use was the most
serious problem facing America in 1991. (What Lies Ahead, 1992)
In the 1980's we have witnessed many colleges and universities hosting proactive drug and
alcohol awareness seminars and symposia. It is essential, however, to step up prevention
and education programs and to continue to investigate the use of state-of-the-art
treatment methods on campus. It is important for higher education institutions to widen
the scope of drug and alcohol prevention and treatment programs to include faculty and
staff as well as students.