Week 3 Virtual Well Hut - Alcohol and Other Drugs
A friendly reminder of standard drink sizes: Beer - 12 oz, Wine - 4 oz, 80-proof Liquor - 1.25 oz
Little things make a big difference, follow these quick and easy strategies to reduce your harm and help us create a healthier campus:
- Promote moderation - avoid drinking games and challenges.
- Make sure there are always alcohol-free beverages available.
- Eat before a night of drinking and always serve plenty of food at any event or party.
- Make safe travel plans before going out.
- Pour your own drink - do not drink from communal sources.
- Mixing alcohol with medications can be dangerous. Click here to learn about certain drug interactions with alcohol.
- If you see something, say something.
Tobacco and Nicotine Delivered Products
Prescription and over the counter drugs are falsely thought to be safer than illicit drugs. Misuse of these medications can cause serious health effects. When these drugs are abused they can be very addictive and dangerous.
Prescription Drug misuse means taking a prescription in a dosage other than directed, or someone else's prescription. Learn the facts and follow these simple rules for reducing your risk of prescription drug misuse.
- Take all Rx as directed.
- Don't mix Rx pills with alcohol.
- Use Rxs responsibly
- Call 911 for Rx emergencies.
- Don't share Rxs.
- Ask the healthcare provider or pharmacist before taking a new Rx and make sure you let them know all Rx you are prescribed or taking.
- Dispose of remaining Rx.
Click here to learn more about prescription medications.
Marijuana and its active components (THC and CBD) exist in many forms and strengths and can affect people differently. Marijuana like other drugs can lead to the development of a substance disorder.
Compared to those who don't use marijuana, those who frequently use report the following:
- lower life satisfaction
- poorer mental health
- poorer physical health
- more relationship problems
Click here to learn more about marijuana and its effects.
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Join us via zoom to discuss this week's well-being topic with Student Wellness Ambassadors. Wednesday December 16th 4:00 pm