Monday, October 25th, 2010

Schools Celebrate National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

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National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

Heavy drinking is often associated with the student experience. Having “one too many” is considered by many to be a rite of passage that we’re carried through; red-eyed and barely able to stand. But does it have to be that way?

Each year, the third week in October is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, and many organizations are using the time to remind students the dangers of binge drinking.

In Canada, The Health Alliance on Alcohol (HAA) is recognizing the week by releasing “College and Alcohol,” a new community tool kit based on the successful “Facts & Conversations” book series. The tool kit includes a customizable presentation and video podcast featuring both medical and college experts addressing the topic of college and alcohol.

In the U.S, The BACCHUS Network is launching their “Be An Everyday Hero” campaign, which encourages student-to-student education about alcohol. They have released a Resource Guide and Programming Manual, which contains program and fundraising tips, as well as Information on related topics like impaired driving and sexual health decision-making.

Elsewhere, The University of Wisconsin-Superior is doing their part by inviting students to simulate impaired driving on an obstacle course with miniature scooters while wearing “beer goggles.”

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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