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Welcome to Student Wellness &
Health Promotion!

Student Wellness & Health Promotion provides services to support students' behavioral and emotional wellness, and helps students evaluate options for maintaining healthy lifestyles, through prevention, intervention, and education.

Do you have problems with Alcohol &/or Other Drugs?
What about your friends?

For some students, being on a college campus can create a situation in which substance abuse can flourish for a number of reasons. Being away from home and free of parental control is a first for many students. This, in combination with a sense of invulnerability and strong desire for exploration can easily lead from experimentation with drugs to abuse. Research indicates that alcohol and drug use continues to be a significant issue for many college students and has steadily become a significant problem on college campuses. A "risk factor" is something that is, in all likelihood, going to increase the potential of a negative outcome. When young people do not perceive the risk, relative to the behavior, their behavior is likely to increase.  Many students fail to recognize when their level of use or reasons for drinking become problematic; they often perceive "binge" or  "heavy episodic" drinking patterns as "social drinking" when it is actually harmful or hazardous for the individual.

Research finds that certain psychological factors increase a person's risk for alcohol abuse and dependence. Having high self-expectations or a low frustration level for tolerance, lacking self-worth and being unsure of your role, needing attention, praise or reassurance and being impulsive or aggressive are factors that increase an individual's vulnerability for alcohol problems.   Harmful or hazardous drinking patterns may result in emotional or medical problems and could indicate the onset or presence of alcohol dependence. Here are a few facts that may be of value in helping increase the potential for a positive college experience and decrease risks commonly associated with Alcohol and/or Other Drug use.

Sensible drinking means never having to feel sorry for what happened while you were drinking by knowing more about the topics below.

Do you want to know more about safe, sensible alcohol use? To learn more, to make an appointment, or to get a referral to community resources, contact us at 831-3457.

Facts, Self-Help & How-To Information on the following topics:


AlcoholEdu and Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault

AlcoholEdu and Haven must be completed by New & Transfer students under the age of 26 years, and is available to start now. "Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault" must be completed by all incoming students regardless of age. New students should have received information in an email, including detailed instructions of how to complete the courses. You must complete Part 1 by 3/10/15. Part II (the remainder of the course) must be completed by 4/30/15. If you have questions about whether or not you are obligated to complete AlcoholEdu or Haven, this flow chart can help.


Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

In some cases, alcohol consumption may lead to alcohol poisoning and be life-threatening. When a person is experiencing alcohol poisoning, you may notice the signs below. Seek help immediately by calling 911 for an ambulance.

How to help a friend who is heavily intoxicated:

ON CAMPUS: CALL 911 from any campus phone or 302.831.2222 from any non-campus phone.
OFF CAMPUS: CALL 911 from any phone to contact Newark Police.

If you seek medical attention due to intoxication for yourself or someone else (meaning you call 911), the Office of Student Conduct may not pursue conduct sanctions against you for a violation of the Alcohol Policy. For more information about UD's Medical Amnesty Policy, please visit the Office of Student Conduct at 218 Hullihen Hall.

 

Upcoming Events!

Thurs, February 26th, 7:00pm
Image...Imagine a Healthy One
National Eating Disorders Awareness Events
102 Gore Hall
Presented by Pow! Promoters of Wellness. Sponsored by Active Minds.
Mon, March 2nd, 2:00pm
"The Health Ideal: Embrace Every Body" Workshop
National Eating Disorders Awareness Events
102 Gore Hall
See the flyer for details. Contact sharlee@udel.edu or sschong@udel.edu if interested. Sponsored by the Center for Counseling & Student Development.
Mon, March 2nd, 7:00pm
Highway of Tears
204 Kirkbride
Highway of Tears looks into the missing and murdered women along a 724 kilometer stretch of highway in northern British Columbia. Sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Department for the Women's History Film Series.
Mon, March 2nd
Tickets available for The Hunting Ground EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PREVIEW on March 11th
UD Box Offices
See details of March 11th event below.
Wed, March 4th, 7:00pm
"Come As You Are" - with Sexuality Author, Emily Nagoski
204 Kirkbride
Emily will speak about her first book Come As You Are, which is an essential exploration of why and how female sexuality works-based on groundbreaking research and brain science-that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy. Emily is a former UD Pow! Peer Educator with a PhD in Health Behavior from Indiana University. At IU, Emily worked as an educator and docent at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex Gender and Reproduction. Currently, Emily is the Director of the Wellness Office at Smith College in Massachusetts. Books will be on sale and Emily will be available for signing at the end of the event.
Mon, March 9th, 7:00pm
Tales of the Waria
204 Kirkbride
Tales of the Waria is an Academy-award winning film which shares stories of love and longing from transgender women in Indonesia Sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Department for the Women's History Film Series.
Wed, March 11th, 8:00pm
EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PREVIEW of The Hunting Ground, followed by discussion with Producer Amy Ziering
Mitchell Hall
From the Sundance Film Festival site, where the film premiered in January: "The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. From the intrepid team behind The Invisible War, comes The Hunting Ground, a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate." Stay after the film for a frank discussion with Producer Amy Ziering. Watch the trailer. Tickets are free, but required and will be available through UD Box Offices starting March 2nd. Sponsored by the Philosophy Department and the SAPE Committee.
Mon, March 16th, 7:00pm
Service
204 Kirkbride
Service portrays the courage of several women veterans as they transition from active duty to their civilian lives. We see the horrific traumas they faced, their invisible as well as physical injuries and all their challenges in receiving benefits and care. We follow them through the large and small accomplishments they work mightily to achieve. Part of the Women's History Month Film Series, sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Department.
Mon, March 23rd, 7:00pm
Saving Face
204 Kirkbride
Recently honored with an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short, Saving Face follows several survivors of acid attacks in their fight for justice, and reveals the work of a Pakistani plastic surgeon who has returned to his homeland to help them restore their faces. Part of the Women's History Month Film Series, sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Department.

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