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UK STUDENTS PARTICIPATE
IN ALCOHOL AWARENESS WEEK

By Selena Stevens

 

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UK students will join peers across the nation to celebrate drinking abstinance and responsible drinking from Oct. 22 through 26 during National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.

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Oct. 18, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Ninety-two percent of college students have not damaged property as a result of drinking alcohol. Seventy-eight percent have not performed poorly on a test because of drinking alcohol. It's not the perceived normal image of the college student, but it's the correct one for the majority of students.

College and university students across the nation will celebrate drinking abstinence and responsible drinking Oct. 22-26 during their observance of the 18th annual National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.

At UK, students can attend lectures, sporting events and recreational activities - all 100 percent alcohol free - to prove that college students can have good times without drinking.

A highlight event during the week will be "Reality Check" sponsored by The CAUSE - UK's College Alcohol Use Student Educators - and UK Police and held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Rose Street across from the Chemistry/Physics Building, between the parking structure and the Mining and Minerals Building. During this event, students put on "fatal vision goggles," which impair vision in ways similar to alcohol.

UK Police will administer drunkenness tests, such as having the "suspects" walk a straight line.

In addition, THE CAUSE will lead activities with the "suspects" that require hand/eye coordination and general motor skills.

Throughout the week, THE CAUSE will be at stations across campus with giveaways and educational brochures to inform students about low-risk choices and the effects of alcohol.


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