Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Workshops

According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a quarter of college students report negative academic consequences due to drinking. This includes missing classes, falling behind, doing poorly on exams, and overall lowered grades. Substance use on a college campus presents significant risk to the well-being of all college students, with implications stemming from academic troubles to actual death. Education is the key to reducing these risks. Education also offers the ability to alter the cultural norms of substance use and addiction; from challenging the dominant “party” discourse, to reducing social stigma associated with addiction and recovery.

Our education philosophy is twofold - we present recovery-informed knowledge to the collegiate population, and we advocate for cultural changes, on campus, and in the larger addiction treatment and recovery field. We have a focus on peer-to-peer educational models, which are highly effective in our efforts to engage students to challenge their own perceptions of substance use.

    • Wise Choices: Designed to educate students in making informed choices about drugs and alcohol, this course is taught on referral from multiple sources; including Student Conduct & Academic Integrity, Department of Fraternity & Sorority Life, Housing & Residence Life, and Department of Athletics. 
    • Group Sanctioned: Designed to educate student groups in making informed choices about drugs and alcohol, this course is taught on referral from multiple sources; including Student Conduct & Academic Integrity, Department of Fraternity & Sorority Life, Housing & Residence Life, and Department of Athletics.
    • Naloxone Training: Training sessions to teach students how to administer naloxone, a medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.
    • Recovery Ally Training: Recovery Ally Training is a program designed for KSU faculty, staff, and students. Participants will learn effective ways to support students who may be struggling with substances or are in recovery from substance use disorder.
    • Peer Education: Our trained peer educators reach out to students at KSU and in the local community to help prevent consequences of high risk decisions relating to alcohol and other drugs.
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