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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:

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!

Sat, January 31st, 10:00am-3:00pm
Hear Me Roar! Workshop with Guest Speakers: Jennifer Cassetta & Lindsey Smith, authors of Hear Me Roar
Perkins Student Center
Shred negativity in your life. Learn how to defend your mind, body and heart. Focus on positive body image, gain self-confidence and empower yourself! Workshop is free and lunch will be provided, but space is limited so you must pre-register at: bit.ly/HearMeRoarsignup Made possible by an Enliven grant from the UD Provost. Sponsored by Housing and Residence Life. See the flyer.

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