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Still your call on March holiday alcohol

Your CallWith excitement building as spring break and St. Patrick's Day approach, the expectations for binge drinking could be increasing as well.

The University Health Center's Substance Abuse Prevention works to increase knowledge and awareness of alcohol and other drug issues, and decrease the negative consequences associated with high-risk drinking and illegal drug use. We will provide you various tools and educational resources, and as adults, the decision is ultimately your call.

Remember the game show your first week here at 1787 orientation?

It was created to equip first-year students with the tools and resources needed to prevent, recognize, and respond to unintended negative outcomes of alcohol use in the JMU/Harrisonburg community. And it was presented by members of...

REACH (Reality Educators Advocating Campus Health)
GAMMA (Greeks Advocating Mature Management of Alcohol)
Saferides (call 540-568-7433 for a ride home, 10pm-3am, Fridays and Saturdays)
CARE (Campus Assault ResponsE 24/7 helpline: 540-568-6411)

@jmuREACH, @JMUGAMMA, @JMUSafeRides, and CARE, along with The Men’s Program and the Student Health Advisory Council, continue to provide help for fellow students, peer education, and events to raise awareness.

Look for the H2H (Here to Help) logo on your professor's door, blackboard, or syllabus. That designation is for faculty that has completed training on the spectrum of campus resources available to students in distress or crisis, including those students experiencing problems related to alcohol use and abuse. They can serve as points of access for students in need of referral.

BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) and High Expectations are evidence-based, early intervention strategies specifically designed for traditional college age students. The programs help students evaluate their risk and alcohol (BASICS) or drug (High Expectations) expectancies. It is confidential, empathetic, non-confrontational, non-judgmental, and they are not abstinence based programs.

Dukes in Recovery is a support network for students in recovery from alcoholism or substance addiction. It provides a non-judgmental, non-critical, anonymous forum for discussion with students who share common challenges. It is not affiliated with any religious, AA, NA, or other addiction treatment programs. Meetings are Mondays at 8:00 p.m. in 512c Montpelier Hall.

For more information contact Tia Mann.



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