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.

https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2018-06/drug_of_abuse.pdf 

Substance Safety Courses

The Alcohol Skills Training Program is an alcohol abuse prevention program designed for anyone who drinks alcohol. It was developed to promote harm reduction by teaching the knowledge and skills necessary to drink with less risk. It is based on a review of scientific evidence and focuses on alcohol’s effects on the body, as well as it’s more subtle on feelings and thinking. The course suggests ways to learn about your particular drinking style, better understand their own beliefs about drinking, and set goals for changing their drinking, if they choose to drink.

ASTP Fall Course Schedule is posted. Please refer below to sign up.

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 www.eahectobacco.com or call 561-297-1048 for further information.

Click here to learn more about smoking cessation.

Substance Safety Resources for Students

 Last Modified 1/8/21