Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

Binghamton University is committed to fostering a community of health and well-being. The Department of Health Promotion and Prevention Services (HPPS) supports this commitment by delivering a suite of evidence-informed programs and services to enhance the well-being of the Binghamton University community. The Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Program in HPPS provides services and programs that specifically address alcohol, tobacco and other drugs use among students.  


Alcohol Harm Reduction Program: Participants receive information on blood alcohol content (BAC) and harm reduction strategies in an interactive program.

Binghamton Campus and Community Coalition: A partnership between campus and community representatives working to reduce underage and high-risk drinking. Environmental strategies are used to address substance use prevention.

Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS): Students who have been referred for a second violation participate in a motivational interview designed to provide brief supportive counseling, substance use screening and assistance to those who are facing issues with substance use/abuse to initiate change in behaviors.

eCHECKUP TO GO: An evidence based online prevention tool used for  indicated students who are referred to the ATOD Office by University professionals after the first violation involving ATOD.

Fatal Vision Goggles: During this interactive activity, participants learn about the effects of alcohol on the body and BAC.

Harm Reduction Social Media Campaign: Alcohol and marijuana harm reduction messaging is shared with students via media campaigns, posters and videos.

Orientation Program: All incoming students are asked to review an alcohol and other drug education program which reviews campus policies, state laws and on and off campus resources.

Perfect Pour Bar: Peer educators increase awareness of standard drink amounts with alcohol use of an interactive demonstration.

Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT): The goal is to reduce and prevent related health consequences, disease, accidents and injuries by early identification of those who use alcohol and other drugs at risky levels. Target populations are athletic with an expansion to counseling services.

#WhoKnew Social Norms Campaign: The campaign highlights reported student consumption of alcohol and challenges students’ misperceptions of their peers' alcohol consumption.

University Counseling Center (UCC): Specialized alcohol and marijuana counseling services are available to students.