This is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, and Georgia Southern University’s Office of Alcohol and Other Drugs Programs has a variety of student events planned throughout the week to bring attention to the public health issues posed by excessive drinking among college students.
“We hope that the events of the week will motivate students to drink responsibly, set healthy limits and never drive while under the influence of alcohol,” said Nicole Withers, administrative coordinator.
Colleges and universities in the U.S. are attempting to address alcohol abuse and impaired driving prevention by participating in NCAAW. The events are free and open to all students.
“Our free resources for self-referred students include substance abuse screenings, one-on-one alcohol and marijuana interventions, alcohol and other drug presentations and campus-wide awareness events and programs,” said Withers.
On Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. at the Russell Union Rotunda, GSU will host “Define Your Limit,” designed to prevent negative consequences associated with binge drinking. GSU will show “Impact: After the Crash” on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Russell Union Theater. The film provides a look at the lives of those affected by drinking and driving.
For more information, contact the Office of Alcohol and Other Drugs Programs by calling (912) 478-0108.