The Catholic University of America

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The Alcohol and Other Drug Education program (AODE) addresses the issue of substance abuse within the CUA community and its potential impact on academic, professional, and social development.

The AODE program utilizes motivational methods to engage students in the process of exploring behaviors along a continuum of benefits and consequences, as well as to create and sustain a positive campus community focused on academic and personal success. 

Please explore the website by visiting the links to your right. If you have any questions, you can contact The Office of the Dean of Students at 202-319-5619.
 

Our Mission

 

The Alcohol and Other Drug Education program (AODE) addresses the issue of substance abuse within the CUA community and its potential impact on academic, professional, and social development by encouraging students to explore their personal beliefs and values pertaining to alcohol and other drugs and assisting students through the on-going decision making process regarding these choices. The AODE program embraces the whole student using a holistic environmental management approach to asses individual needs and provide current and accurate information in the areas of prevention and education, to help create and sustain a positive campus community where safety is increased, risks are decreased, and students can focus on academic and personal success.


Our Philosophy

 

The AODE program works to create a campus community that collaboratively, as a part of a network of campus departments and community members, promotes and assists students in making healthy-low risk choice involving alcohol and drugs through assessing students normative use and correcting perceptions, identifying community and social influences, offering healthy-low risk alternatives, and incorporating strategies that seek to maximize both the intellectual and social growth of students through motivational methods that engage students in the process of exploring behaviors along a continuum of benefits and consequences.