Out of Control

Select Recommendations from the President’s Task Force on Alcohol and Other Drugs
March 2006

Vol. 9 No. 2
October/November 2006

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Out of Control
Alcohol abuse and academic life at Emory

Use and Abuse

Select Recommendations from the President's Task Force on Alcohol and Other Drugs

"Faculty members generally are more aware of what’s going on with students than the rest of us are. They see the impact more closely in terms of class absences, emotional trauma because of assault, and grades suffering."

"In Italy someone who is out of control because of alcohol is considered the lowest of the low as far as bad public behavior is concerned. Drunkenness is disgusting. American youth are always associated with drunken behavior, and they go from drunken to destructive."

An Image of Ethics
The response of the human brain to moral conflict

Neuroethics and Moral Progress
Toward an understanding of ethics decisions

Emory Indicators: Research impact on neuroscience

Further Reading


• A highly visible steering committee should be charged with coordination of alcohol and drug use education, the prevention of high-risk alcohol and other drug use, and intervention services.

• Emory should establish a single, campus-wide alcohol policy that applies to all members of its community and to all campus events where alcohol is served, [and] the Emory community should adopt a single, campus-wide alcohol policy and ensure that it is known among students, parents, faculty, and staff.

• Education about alcohol and drug use should be provided to all members of the Emory community, ranging from passive education (for example, printed materials, website, and the public showing of videos) to active engagement (for example, theatre performance around alcohol and drug use), while considering the local culture.

• Efforts at early prevention and intervention should be continued and intensified, especially those targeting the most vulnerable members of the Emory community, specifically incoming freshmen.