Health Topics

Alcohol and Other Drugs

Decisions concerning alcohol consumption are a personal choice. We believe students should make informed use decisions. For students who are not 21, the only legal choice is to abstain from drinking but for those students who do choose to consume alcohol, we recommend that you do so in a low-risk manner to reduce negative outcomes associated with alcohol use.

The term “other drugs” refers to any drug besides alcohol.  Though other drug use is less prevalent on college campuses than alcohol, evidence shows the risks of negative outcomes are increased with use of these substances.

From a community perspective, alcohol and other drug use on college campuses has been linked to many negative personal and community experiences, including academic consequences, such as missing class or poor performance, social consequences, and even legal consequences such as vandalism and assault.

Alcohol impairs judgment.  The more a person drinks, the more likely that person is to do something they might regret.

Topics

Alcohol and the Law

What students should know about legalities surrounding alcohol and campus

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Alcohol in Your Body

What happens in a body after alcohol is consumed

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How Much is Too Much?

Considerations for finding your limit for alcohol consumption

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Marijuana

How marijuana impacts your body

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Reduce Your Risk

Strategies to reduce your risk of negative outcomes when choosing to drink alcohol

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Safe Party Strategies

Strategies for party hosts to reduce potential of personal harm and legal liability

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Signs of Problem Drinking

Signs that someone's drinking may be a problem

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The Good Samaritan Law

What the law says for those seeking help on behalf of someone experiencing alcohol or drug overdoses

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Tobacco / Vaping

It's important to quit using tobacco products and vapes if you do - here are steps to quit.

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What's in Your Cup?

Details about standard alcohol sizes and alcohol content

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