The University’s Commission on Substance Abuse Prevention and Education has issued its first annual report, based on the recommendations of the 2007-2008 President’s Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention.

The report focuses on the implementation of programs and efforts in the areas of health, enforcement, academics, social life, communication and parent partnerships.

In its report, the Commission, which meets monthly to assess the progress of the various efforts, provided an analysis of the implementation of the Task Force recommendations and recommended new efforts for the 2009-10 academic year.

SMU is committed to providing its students with an educational environment in which healthy lifestyle choices can be made. As part of its ongoing efforts to foster substance abuse education and prevention, SMU President R. Gerald Turner created the permanent Commission on Substance Abuse Prevent, an outgrowth of its Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention.

Read more about the report, and find resources for students and parents, on the Live Responsibly site.