This major national survey is conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The survey is not restricted to college students but also includes young adults not attending college. It is conducted annually. Data is available on both alcohol and drug use patterns, as well as attitudes toward use.
The Core Survey was developed through an initiative of the Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Secondary Education. The purpose was to provide a common survey instrument to assure that each individual school would have information about the use and extent of alcohol/drug problems, as well as to provide a national snapshot of the situation in the college population. Beyond providing data on national use patterns, this site also provides an instrument that can be used by colleges and universities.
The Campus survey is conducted our of the School of Public Health at Harvard University. This survey is funded through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was first conducted in 1993, and has been repeated at approximately 3-4 year intervals. This survey effort is now being expanded beyond substance use to cover broader area of health status and health habits.
From the Physician Leadership on National Drug Policy. (7MB PDF file)
Last Updated: 11/13/11