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Alcohol and Other Drug Issues at Brown University: Two Administrative Perspectives on a Common Problem

For over a decade, programmatic concern with chemical dependency at Brown University has centered on the design and continual development of a loosely, but surely connected network of services. 1 The "network," which involves the University's major constituencies and which addresses issues of prevention and education and treatment, has been characterized by one observer as a "collection of opportunities" rather than a formal, tightly constructed program. This seems a fair observation. Particularly in its early stages, but even today, the Brown network has been characterized by the breadth of its approach and a refusal to deal with only one aspect of this vast problem or only one segment of the campus community. As a result, services are now in place for all members of the community and have been designed to address all aspects of substance abuse.