Curriculum Infusion

Curriculum infusion is the process of integrating substance abuse prevention content into courses that are regularly offered across the curriculum. These modules are not a "back door" approach to educating students about their own substance use; they are engaging, rigorous units appropriate to the expertise area of the faculty members. Substance abuse and addiction is a global issue that affects the world's economies, cultures, and environments. Issues of substance abuse vary widely among diverse U.S. populations and from international perspectives. Almost every discipline can address points at which substance abuse influences their field. Successful curriculum infusion units have been developed on other campuses in business, social sciences, education, nursing, the arts, geography, English, and more.

CROSSROADS has a variety of resources and contacts about this exciting prevention tool. For more information about developing a curricular unit about substance abuse, please contact Rebecca Caldwell, Director of CROSSROADS.


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