Major Purpose and Programs

The Alcohol/Drug Studies Center was established in 1974 as a coordinative interdisciplinary unit at Jackson State University for the purpose of providing counseling, education, and training in the field of alcohol and drugs.   It is one of the oldest free standing programs in the State of Mississippi and has been recognized as a model program for other HBCUs across the United States.  The Center has received many awards for its community service and prevention efforts and is a trail blazer in the field of substance abuse prevention. 

Over the years the Center has served as a National Radar Center for the Southern District, a model program for other HBCU’s across the United States and one of the major training sites for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health.  It is the only program located on a university or college campus of its kind that has received ongoing funding from one agency for over forty years.  

Its ongoing collaborative efforts with students and other  JSU Departments across campus has earned the title as being an  innovative and engaging program that focuses on the health and wellness of our campus community.