Substance Safety

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Owls Care strives to empower students to be healthy, responsible and successful. We believe in providing students with comprehensive information they can utilize to make safer decisions and minimize risks. This information can be useful for all students, regardless of personal substance-use, to be a caring owl and watch out for your friends. For more details about the services we offer students, click on the links and buttons below.

Here is some data from recent assessments collected here at FAU. Data shows that most students here at FAU are making responsible choices when it comes to substance use, 

  • 63.4% of FAU students have never used any form of tobacco or nicotine delivery products (National College Health Assessment III).
  • 70% of FAU students have never had 5+ drinks in a 2 hour period (AlcoholEdu).
  • 81.6% of FAU students have not used cannabis/marijuana in the past 30 days (Healthy Minds Study).

Online Programs

Substance Safety Interactive Workshops

Alcohol affects college students in many ways-whether or not they choose to drink. This presentation empowers students to make healthy decisions regarding alcohol. During this presentation, students will:

  • Examine the college drinking culture.
  • Discuss the consequences of high-risk drinking.
  • Learn safer drinking strategies and methods to monitor their BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) to reduce risk.
  • Identify the signs of alcohol poisoning and how to help a friend in need.

In depth education about drugs of abuse  and how they can affect your health. 

Substance Safety Courses

The Choices about Alcohol is a discussion-based program that is there to engage students in self-reflective process where they independently choose to change high-risk alcohol use behaviors using information provided here about alcohol, the risks associated with excessive drinking and available alternative coping strategies.

Students can sign up for Choices about Alcohol for Sanctions by visiting

Ready to stop using tobacco? Our office supports the efforts of our students to quit smoking. If you are interested in quitting, please visit the Everglades Area Health Education Center. They offer free 6-week smoking cessation courses that provide group support, coaching, and strategies to quit. The course also includes free nicotine replacement therapies for participants.

If you are interested in participating in a course or simply learning more about smoking cessation, please visit their website at or call 561-297-1048 for further information.

Click here to learn more about smoking cessation.

Substance Safety Resources for Students

 Last Modified 10/20/23