New Hampshire Higher Education
Alcohol and Other Drug Committee


Many changes have occurred at NH schools that are directly attributable to the foresight and work of the NHHEAOD Committee. Some of the committee's accomplishments include:

  • Education about and integration of Social Norms theory on member campuses.
  • Development and administration of the NHHEATOD Survey in collaboration with the University of New Hampshire Division of Student Affairs.
  • Hosting conferences on topics of concern and interest to the college communities. Recent topics have included building campus/community coalitions, trends in marijuana use, and social norms theory.
  • Development of a marijuana education curriculum.
  • Implementation of Prime for Life (formerly known as OCTAA) on college campuses. This is a nationally recognized substance abuse prevention program aimed at individual change and the development of a common language about risks associated with use.
  • Development of comprehensive, campus-wide alcohol and other drug policies.
  • Administration of surveys to assess substance abuse on New Hampshire college campuses, including the NHHEATOD Survey and the CORE Survey.
  • Development of substance-free housing for students who choose to be drug-free.
  • Implementation of a FIPSE consortium grant.
  • Development of a Health Risks of Drug Abuse brochure.
  • Development of a brochure for parents regarding substance abuse prevention and their college student.




Sheila Lambert, MLADC, LCS
Southern New Hampshire University

Pam Spear, MBA
Colby Sawyer College

Maura Marshall, ARNP, MSN
Saint Anselm College

Melissa Garvey, MSW, CPS, LICSW
UNH Health Services