Alcohol

University Health Services provides many resources for students who have questions about alcohol.

In the alcohol section of the Healthy Penn State blog, you will find:

  • Smart and Safe at State Guides (contains lots of valuable information including phone numbers and websites for campus and community resources)
  • Posters from the Take the Lead Campaign (a harm reduction campaign featuring Penn State Student Leaders)
  • Blood Alcohol Content card
  • Pennsylvania’s Medical Amnesty Law and Penn State’s Responsible Action Protocol information card
  • Alcohol poisoning information card

There are also great resources on campus for any student at University Park who is seeking help for themselves or a friend:

  • Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC). The CRC was created to help students in recovery from alcohol and other addictions. The CRC links students to recovery-related services.  The CRC also supports Lions for Recovery, a student-run group that works to build a positive support network for students who want to be free of alcohol and drugs.  You can find more information on http://sites.psu.edu/pscrc/
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers crisis intervention, individual counseling, group counseling, and online mental health screenings for students who are worried about their alcohol use. Follow this link for more information about CAPS http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/counseling/services/

For more information about online mental health screenings available through CAPS, go to http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/capsdep

  • University Health Services (UHS) offers BASICS, a brief alcohol screening and intervention for college students. The program is free for any student who does not have a violation. The program is confidential.  Follow this link for more information http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health/basics/

 

Additional online resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Fact Sheet about Underage Drinking

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vital Signs October 2010, Binge Drinking

National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s College Drinking Prevention