Interested in exploring your relationship with alcohol? Do you have questions about what is normal or responsible alcohol use? Check out the resources and information below that will assist you with doing so.
An interactive web survey that allows you to enter information about your drinking patterns and receive personalized feedback about your use of alcohol. The assessment takes about 10 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor or administrator.
A brief motivational intervention for those interested in exploring their alcohol use in a confidential and non-judgmental setting. To schedule a BASICS consultation call Owls Care Health Promotion at 561-297-1048.
An interactive online program designed to reduce the negative consequences of alcohol amongst students. All incoming first year, transfer, second bachelor's and graduate students complete this program during their first month at FAU. Failure to complete the program will result in a registration hold. Please note that once a registration hold is placed on your account, it may take up to one business day after completion of the course, for the hold to be removed.
An interactive web survey that allows you to enter information about your smoking patterns and receive personalized feedback about your use of marijuana. The assessment takes about 10 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor or administrator.
A brief motivational intervention for those interested in exploring their marijuana use in a confidential and non-judgmental setting. To schedule a CASICS consultation call Owls Care Health Promotion at 561-297-1048.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, Florida Atlantic University implemented a tobacco-free policy in an effort to create a healthier environment for all students, faculty, employees, vendors and visitors at Florida Atlantic University. The policy is in effect for all indoor spaces, outdoor locations and within cars on all FAU campuses. To watch a special video from FAU President Dr. John Kelly and get additional information on the policy click here.
FAU Smoking & Tobacco Use Policy prohibits all of the following products:
Cigars, Cigarillos, & Blunts
Bidis & Kreteks
Snuff, Dip, Chewing Tobacco
Smokeless Tobacco, Smokeless Pouches and any other form of loose-leaf
Smoking has been identified as the number one preventable disease and cause of death in the U.S. and is responsible for over $193 billion in yearly medical expenses and lost productivity. This policy was put in place to ensure that our university remains ahead of the current trends in higher education while protecting the health of all of our students.
Universities moving to become Tobacco-Free Campuses have spread across the country. At the present time there are more than 1300 universities and colleges that have gone smoke-free. Approximately 69% of those institutions are tobacco-free (no tobacco products, e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah, snuff, chewing tobacco). This includes 23 universities and colleges in Florida (including UF, FSU, UCF, FIU, UNF, USF, and NSU).
Together we can make our FAU campus a healthier and safer place to study, work, and live. All members of the FAU community can help with enforcement of the Tobacco Free Policy:
If you observe an individual who is violating the Tobacco Free Policy, you can nicely inform that individual that we are proud to be a Smoke/Tobacco Free Campus and to cease use of the product. If you have a resource card on hand, share it with them. If they refuse to cease smoking and/or continue to use the tobacco product, walk away. Do not get into a confrontational situation. Utilize the online site to report the day, time, and location of the incident, and who you think was involved; student, faculty, staff, or visitor.
Research shows that drug use among college students often includes the misuse of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs as well as prescription drugs. Reasons for use are typically centered on self-medication, performance enhancement, and coping with stress. If you find yourself, or friends, misusing prescription or OTC drugs, especially for any of the reasons listed, these resources can be valuable for you:
FAU Counseling and Psychological Services - timely and effective mental health services that allow students to improve and maintain their mental well-being and therefore meet their educational, personal, emotional, and psychological goals
Owls Care Health Promotion - Offers students several resources to help them mentally and emotionally thrive including the stress oasis and biofeedback assisted relaxation
Are you a student in recovery? Are you looking for a collegiate experience alongside other students who may better understand your experiences as a student in recovery? The Collegiate Recovery Community at FAU consists of students in recovery creating community and doing life in college together.