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Glossary of Terms

Alcohol and other drug (AOD) – refers to alcohol abuse and related drug use

AOD programming – refers to programs that target alcohol abuse and related drug use prevention and early intervention

AOD-related data – refers to quantitative and qualitative data about alcohol abuse and related drug use, as well as related attitudes, behaviors and negative consequences

Harm reduction strategies – refers to strategies that may reduce harm associated with alcohol and other drug use (e.g., encouraging safer blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels by educating individuals how to calculate personal BAC based on gender, body weight, number of alcoholic drinks consumed and length of drinking episode)

Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) – refers to private and public 2-year and 4-year universities and colleges (including community colleges)

Protective behaviors – refers to behaviors that reduce risk associated with alcohol use (e.g., limiting consumption of alcoholic beverages, arranging to have a designated driver)

Social norms – refers to the common perceptions and/or behaviors held by the majority of a community population
Youth – refers to individuals at or under the age of 24