New Mexico Higher Education Prevention Consortium

Making Strides in Reducing Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Among College Students in New Mexico

The New Mexico Higher Education Prevention Consortium (NMHEPC) is committed to collaboratively reducing the negative consequences associated with alcohol and other drug use. We do this through implementation of evidence-based programs designed to increase wise decision-making. The ultimate goal of the Consortium is to promote academic success and well-being among all New Mexico college students.

Since 2005, the New Mexico Department of Health Office of Substance Abuse Prevention has supported a statewide Consortium of colleges across New Mexico to address negative consequences associated with alcohol and drug use among students. The University of New Mexico Campus Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP) has led the collaboration to build prevention capacity at New Mexico post-secondary institutions.

This report summarizes data collected in Spring 2013 versus Fall 2008 using the New Mexico Student Lifestyles Survey developed at The University of New Mexico. The survey includes measures of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use behaviors and attitudes from almost 2,700 students at seven colleges from around the state.

Click Here to view the New Mexico Higher Education Consortium- Student Lifestyle Survey Report.

2012-2013 Consortium Members Include:

  • Eastern New Mexico University
  • New Mexico State University
  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • Santa Fe Community College
  • San Juan College
  • The University of New Mexico
  • The University of New Mexico, Valencia Campus

The University of New Mexico Campus Office of Substance Abuse Prevention and the New Mexico Higher Education Prevention Consortium member schools wish to acknowledge the financial support provided by the New Mexico Department of Human Services, Behavioral Health Services Division's Office of Substance Abuse Prevention; Karen Cheman, MPH, Program Manager. For more information, contact John Steiner-COSAP Program Manager at jstein@unm.edu or Tiffany Martinez-NMHEPC Project Manager at tmmarti@unm.edu, both can be reached at 505-277-2795.