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PEP-AH is continuously developing resources from the most recent evidence-based data and information to understand the drinking culture on campuses. PEP-AH also supports its members by making tools available to promote students’ health and safety. Come back often to this webpage to access research reports and publications.

Research and Publications

Heavy episodic drinking on Canadian campuses

  • In the continued effort to address the harms of alcohol for students, CCSA led a qualitative research study on heavy episodic drinking among students. The study investigated student attitudes, perceptions, expectations, reasons and consequences associated with heavy alcohol consumption, as well as student suggestions to address the issue. Details, including student ideas to reduce harms from excessive drinking, can be found in the report, report in short and tool.


Case Study: Reducing youth alcohol harms in the community of Sherbrooke

  • This report, Youth Alcohol Use and Its Harms, presents an overview of the consumption habits of Sherbrooke youth and alcohol-related health problems. The report provides a potential course of action for other Canadian municipalities seeking to reduce alcohol-related harms among their youth and to support postsecondary institutions in their efforts to do the same. The preventative measures taken in Sherbrooke are based on the PEP-AH framework.


Research Study: What’s in an image?

  • Are the popular bars around your campus complying with national alcohol advertising standards? This study will ask students how well their favourite bars’ social media accounts measure up. The results of this study will help inform evidence-based recommendations for policies on alcohol advertising on social media.

Come back soon! Study results available in fall 2018


Environmental Scan: Campus survey questions about alcohol

  • In this document, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) provides an inventory of alcohol-related questions extracted from campus surveys around the world. This inventory might be an essential reference to inspire PEP-AH members who may want to survey their students about their drinking behaviours.
Our Collection of Tools

PEP-AH Guide

  • Establishing a PEP-AH Campus Team is essential to reducing alcohol harms on Canadian campuses. A Campus Team is the main point of contact between PEP-AH and campuses. Having diverse perspectives represented on the Campus Team can help you develop an action plan that will work for more students, staff, faculty and other partners.
  • To help you implement the PEP-AH framework, follow these best practices for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating initiatives as organized in the PEP-AH process.

Communication Resources

  • For communications and media information on PEP-AH, please use these toolkits.

Some resources on this page have been supplied to PEP-AH by partner organizations. PEP-AH cannot vouch for the accuracy or currency of the information within these resources. Inclusion of a resource on this page does not imply endorsement or authorization by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.