Alcohol and Other Drug Information

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RESPONSIBLE CHOICES, RESPONSIBLE DECISIONS, RESPONSIBLE PIONEERS

Alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) is a significant problem in our society and across all college campuses – UW-Platteville is no exception!  Negative consequences associated with excessive substance use not only impacts students personally, but can also impact those closest to them.  Personal injury, high-risk sexual behavior, lower academic performance, and sexual assault are specific risks associated with substance abuse.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville identifies alcohol and other drug education as a campus wide priority that needs to take place from registration to graduation.  It is our intent to foster a community of informed adults who make thoughtful and responsible decisions regarding lifelong impacts of alcohol and other drug use by developing a proactive and comprehensive campus model that takes into consideration the UW-System AODA campus specific goals:

  • Engage the greater university community in addressing AODA issues.
  • Assist students in making responsible decisions about the use of alcohol and other drugs.
  • Establish mechanisms for evaluating program effectiveness.

While most college students make reasonably safe and healthy choices about alcohol and drug use, there are some students who make risky decisions.  There are no magic wands to ensure 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 and drug use.

The UW-Platteville AODA Prevention and Education program offers written material and educational resources related to the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs.

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