Louisiana Center Addressing Substance Use (LaCASU)
The Louisiana Center Addressing Substance Use (LaCASU) was developed as a result of Louisiana State University’s participation in an institutional study titled, “A Matter of Degree” (AMOD). After twenty years at LSU, the LaCASU office moved to the Louisiana Board of Regents and is currently funded by the Louisiana Department of Health — Office of Behavioral Health.
Established in 2002, the Louisiana Higher Education Coalition (LaHEC) serves as a statewide network of institutions of higher education and key community and statewide stakeholders. The intended purpose was to replicate the campus-community coalition mechanism and implementation of environmental prevention strategies.
The mission of LaHEC is to foster safe and healthy campus communities by reducing problems associated with alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use by college students through collaboration among institutions of higher education and key state and community stakeholders.