University of California, Riverside


Healthy Campus - Substance Use and Addiction

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  • Reduce the amount of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use on campus
  • Reduce harm associated with substance use and increase safe substance use behaviors among students, staff and faculty
  • Support students, staff and faculty in recovery
  • Reduce the amount of second-hand smoke on campus
  • Reduce the amount of cigarette litter on campus
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  • Revise and strengthen the current smoke/tobacco-free policy to include cannabis
  • Continue to explore communications, education/training/compliance strategies for a tobacco-free campus
  • Develop training for ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs) prevention/education, cannabis campaign and resources for treatment
  • ASPB/SCAIP partnership on Block Party safety and policy messaging
  • Cannabis policy campaign
  • Upcoming safe party AOD campaign
  • Students in Recovery Meetings
  • Data Collection and Research
  • Biennial Review
  • Explore ways to consistently enforce sanctions for students who are intoxicated at campus events in line with a harm-reduction model
  • Begin talks to consider sanctioning based on possible amnesty considerations
  • Critically review sanction options through an addiction and recovery lens
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Substance Use & Addiction sub banner subcommittee co-leads

Devon Sakamoto snapshotDevon Sakamoto



Tanya Neiri snapshotTanya Neiri, PhD



Julie Chobdee snapshotJulie Chobdee, MPH

Wellness Program Coordinator
Human Resources

Meera Nair snapshotDr. Meera Nair

School of Medicine


More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Program Information

Julie Chobdee, MPH
Wellness Program Coordinator
Human Resources

1201 University Ave., Suite 208
Riverside, CA 92507

Tel: (951) 827-1488
Fax: (951) 827-2672

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