Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Resources
This page contains public links to sites that are used and recommended by the HERO staff. This information is for educational purposes only and not intended to replace the advice of trained professionals.
Jayhawk Buddy System
Like many universities nationwide, KU is not immune to the problem of excessive alcohol consumption by students. Our goal is to inform and educate students on alcohol use to keep them safe and out of trouble. This website includes facts, laws, policies, resources and more.
MAPP to Safe Drinking
Research shows that the more techniques a person uses to reduce the risk and potential harm associated with drinking, the less likely he or she will experience negative consequences (e.g., hangovers, regret, memory loss, etc.). There are many risk reducing strategies. One easy way to remember a few is through the acronym "MAPP."
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being.
The Good Drugs Guide
This website answers questions about both illegal and prescription drugs. For drug identification, the site offers a comprehensive gallery of photos. Enter forums to connect with other visitors for personalized discussion.
Global Drug Survey
Tips on reducing the amount of cannabis you use.
The Truth Initiative
The Truth Initiative is America’s Largest nonprofit public health organization committed to making tobacco use and nicotine addiction a thing of the past.