At ADEP, we work to teach and model healthy life choices. Our goals include educating students on alcohol and other drugs, working for prevention, providing resources, and promoting responsible alcohol use. We coordinate trainings to educate students to help reduce the harms associated with alcohol and other drug use. We also offer both individual and group counseling support as a tool to promote student mental and physical health. Techniques incorporated by ADEP utilize current and well-recognized science-based approaches.
The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is not exempt from the typical problems associated with substance use, misuse and abuse. The College of New Jersey is an educational institution committed to maintaining an environment that enables community members to fully enjoy the benefits of an optimal learning experience.
The Alcohol and Drug Education Program (ADEP), was fully implemented at The College of New Jersey in September of 1990. The program was funded by a federal FIPSE (Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education) grant. Presently, the program is partially funded by a grant from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety.
ADEP’s primary goal is to provide educational support services to the campus community and to create an atmosphere in which alcohol use is not the central focus of all social events. The program stresses the creation of an awareness of choice, personal responsibility and understanding of consequences in deciding to use alcohol and/or other drugs.
Through this educational program, students are assisted in understanding their responsibilities as well as the consequences of choosing to use alcohol and other drugs and how their decisions may impact their academic achievement and future career goals.
The ADEP Office at TCNJ is a member of the New Jersey Higher Education Consortium on Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention and Education.