Alcohol and Other Drug Information

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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG EDUCATION CLASS

This class is provided to UW-Platteville students to fulfill requirements resulting from alcohol/drug use violations. It is the student's responsibility to verify with the requiring agency/individual that this program meets all necessary requirements before the student registers for the class. 

Successful completion of this class includes the following requirements:

• Half hour screening with UCS Counselor (scheduled by student prior to first day of class)

• 3  90 minute class sessions, including didactic presentations, class participation, homework and quizzes

• Psychometric testing with subscales for substance abuse and personal adjustment

• One hour individual session for the purposes of self assessment and establishing a personal AODA plan (scheduled by student after last class session)

Spring 2014 Dates and Locations: 
Class 1 – Mon., Feb. 24; Wed., Feb. 26; and Mon., March 3 from 4 – 5:30 pm in 103 Ullrich
Class 2 – Tues., April 15; Thurs., April 17; and Tues., April 22 from 4 – 5:30 pm in 0010 Ullrich

Cost of class (cash or check payable to UW-Platteville):

• Voluntary Attendance: No Cost
• Required by UW-Platteville Dean of Students: $100.00
• Required by outside agency:   $75.00
• Required by UW-Platteville Residence Life Department:  $100.00 (billed to student fees)

Instructors: Jason Artz, M.S.Ed., LPC and Teresa Miller MSW, LCSW

Any fees must be paid before the first class. Pre-registration is required. To register for an upcoming class please call 608.342.1891 to make an appointment with a counselor at University Counseling Services, 220 Royce Hall. 

 

ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUG ABUSE (AODA) PREVENTION & EDUCATION

Alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) is a significant problem in our society and across all college campuses and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is no exception. Substance abuse can lead to a number of problems for college students, including lower academic performance and the increased chance of being the victim of sexual assault.

Alcohol and other drug problems are complex. There are no simple and easy solutions. Numerous aspects of the problems must be addressed - recreational activities, education, policies, enforcement, and changes in the way alcohol is served and advertised.

Comprehensive prevention involves everyone - faculty members, parents, work-study supervisors, resident assistants, counselors, community members, and the college students themselves.

INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

College students have lots of choices. They must choose a major, which clubs to join, where to live, and how to spend their free time. One of the most important choices they can make is about the role alcohol and other drugs will play in their lives in college.

One of the best kept secrets about college students and alcohol is that most college students make low-risk choices. Most college students balance their time between activities such as studying, volunteering, working, leading campus activities and socializing with friends. These students are not usually featured in the movies or news stories of the day, but they are the majority of college students. In fact, 28% of UWP students have not had an alcoholic beverage in the past 30 days, according to the 2011 Spring AODA Survey. However, UW-Platteville students perceived that only 2% of UW-Platteville students had not had a drink in the past 30 days - that's a HUGE misperception!

While most college students make reasonably safe and healthy choices about chemical use, there are college students who make risky choices. They use alcohol and other drugs in ways that interfere with their academic performance, lead to legal hassles, jeopardize their safety, and create disruptions for others.

There is no magic wand to ensure that college students avoid harmful use of alcohol or other drugs. Real life involves choices and consequences. All college students should know the facts as they make choices about alcohol use.

 

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