Substance Use and Social Justice
Stories of recent murders and acts of violence towards people of color have shown
a light on the persistent and devastating impacts of systemic racism in our country.
At the ATOD Center we have been listening as people of color share their stories and
recognize that as a nation, strategies used to address alcohol or drug misuse have
created and increased health disparities.
We acknowledge that we have work to do as a Center to create more inclusive prevention
and treatment resources, while taking action against systemic racism including removing
barriers that prevent students from receiving services on campus. We stand with all
of our students of color and promise to continue to engage in anti-racist work.