MTSU Campus Resources
This page serves as a hub of resources at MTSU pertaining to substance use prevention and recovery for students, faculty, and staff. Check back here regularly for new initiatives across campus!
Campus Drug Take-Back Days
Once a semester, in October and April, the MTSU Campus Pharmacy hosts a campus-wide Drug Take-Back event. During this event students and staff can bring their unused, expired, or unnecessary medication to be disposed of properly by pharmacy personnel.
Did you know? Turning in unused medication not only prevents medication misuse and addiction from ever starting, but also prevents environmental pollution in local waterways.
|Take-Back Day||Amount Turned In|
|Fall 2023||61.7 lbs|
Social Norms Campaign
Research demonstrates that we tend to over-estimate the number of our peers making unhealthy choices and underestimate the number of our peers making healthy choices. Therefore, social norms campaigns can reduce misconceptions among college students and further encourage healthy choices.
In the spring of 2024, the Office of Prevention Science and Recovery launched a campus-wide social norms marketing campaign utilizing survey data from over 650 MTSU students. The campaign's 4 main areas of focus were vaping, mental health, binge drinking, and non-prescription substance use.
Interested in learning more? Take the short quiz below to test your perception of what most MTSU students are doing outside of the classroom:
Need Help Now?
The Tennessee REDLINE is the 24/7/365 resource for substance misuse treatment referrals. Anyone can call or text 800-889-9789 for confidential referrals.