College Screening for Alcohol Abuse Draws Crowds, Press Coverage

Development and implementation of a national college-based alcohol screening and education day

The National Mental Illness Screening Project (NMISP), in collaboration with National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), conducted the first National Alcohol Screening Day, which was held April 8, 1999.

NMISP, now called Screening for Mental Health is a nonprofit organization that conducts large-scale education and screening programs to combat mental health problems.

More Information on National Alcohol Screening day is available online.

Key Results

  • Some 499 colleges participated in the first National Alcohol Screening Day.

  • An estimated 37,924 students attended the day's events. Some 22,455 students voluntarily participated in the screening process and 6,562 students were referred for follow-up evaluation and counseling.