By Dr. Jeri Rockett
Director of Personal Counseling and associate dean of student life
Most of us think we know all there is to know about alcohol, but now we can really find out. Students can take a look at what they and their friends really do and don’t know about drinking when Personal Counseling and Wellness offer their Alcohol IQ table from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 10, outside of Scooter’s, Murray-Herrick Campus Center.
National Alcohol Screening Day offers the UST community an opportunity to learn what they need to know to draw the line. A brief self-assessment asks students about their (or their friends’) drinking habits and if their behaviors have changed due to their drinking. In addition to taking the self test, students can get information about how alcohol can affect health and well being.
The focus of National Alcohol Screening Day is to give students the facts they need to draw the line for themselves. Most students drink responsibly, but too many do not realize the potential costs of risky drinking, the signs of alcohol poisoning, or how even a moderate amount of alcohol can interact with common medications and affect academic or athletic performance. Excessive drinking affects all students, whether they choose to drink or not.
The vast majority of students who choose to drink, drink responsibly and act responsibly.
To get more information for yourself, a friend or a family member, come to Campus Square or go to the Personal Counseling Web site for online screening.