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THE STATE OF SUBSTANCE USE AND EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY Drew M. Smith Director, Office of Substance Education & Responsibility Rachel Carnahan.

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1 THE STATE OF SUBSTANCE USE AND EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY Drew M. Smith Director, Office of Substance Education & Responsibility Rachel Carnahan Assistant Director, Office of Substance Education & Responsibility

2 Role of Substance Education & Responsibility (SEAR) Provide substance education and abuse prevention information to UK undergraduate population. AlcoholEdu Workshops and presentations by staff and Student Wellness Ambassadors Residence Life Athletics Fraternity and Sororities Develop and administer educational programming for students who have been found in violation of any institutional substance policies (alcohol, drug, or tobacco). Leaders of Character pilot program Educational programming on ATOD-related issues to youth in the Lexington community through the Fayette County Public School system.

3 AlcoholEdu Information Required for all new students who are: U.S. citizens Non-transfer Younger than 21 years of age Two-part program that must be completed before arriving to campus. Previously utilized academic alerts (by Labor Day) and academic holds (by mid-October) Starting fall 2012, students who fail to complete by Labor Day (students told mid-August) must complete an in-person, eight-hour session on a Saturday morning/afternoon and pay $100.

4 AlcoholEdu Information Utilized by over 500 colleges and universities across the U.S. Institutional benchmarks Purdue University University of Iowa University of Maryland – College Park University of University of Michigan SEC University of Alabama University of Arkansas University of Mississippi Vanderbilt University University of South Carolina 2011-2012 N = 2,779 first-year students meeting this criteria completed both Parts 1 & 2 by the deadline An additional 831 completed Part 1, but failed to complete Part 2 by the deadline and are not part of the data presented today.

5 Interest in Student Engagement Students were given an optional student engagement survey, offering a variety of programs offered by the University of Kentucky. 1. Movie nights: 1499 students 2. Live music: 1455 3. Intramural sports: 1331 4. Fitness classes: 1222 5. Nothing specific – just a place to hang out: 1134 6. Trips to regional sporting events: 1090

6 AlcoholEdu, Retention, and Academic Success Of the 272 students who did not return, 21% received AlcoholEdu Academic Alerts. Of the 520 students that are currently on Academic Probations, 21% received AlcoholEdu Academic Alerts. The AlcoholEdu Academic Alert may serve as an early warning system for advisors

7 Negative Consequences of Drinking within the Past Two Weeks UKNation Missed class, performed poorly on assignment, and/or got behind in school 33%32% Hangover52%45% Blacked Out40%36% Drove after 4 or more drinks11%10% Rode with a driver who had been drinking 16%13% Was taken advantage of sexually14%13% Took advantage of someone sexually10%9%

8 Part 1: Past Two Week Drinking

9 Part 2: Past Two Week Drinking

10 Drinking and Gender

11 Where Students Drink Places where students report they drink most often University of KentuckyNational Off-campus residence65%41% Athletic event12%3% Outdoor setting7% On-Campus residence6%21% Other location10%28%

12 Other Substance Use in Past 2 Weeks (before arriving on campus) UKBenchmarkNation None in past two weeks78.3%82.7%80.2% Marijuana12.3%11.7%12.7% Cocaine2.1%1.8%2.2% Ecstasy2.4%2%2.3% Methamphetamine1.9%1.7%1.9% Rohypnol1.9%1.7%1.9% ADHD meds3.4%2.7%3.2% Downers1.9%1.7%2% Uppers2%1.7%2% Tranquilizers (Valium, Xanax)2.4%1.9%2.2% Heroin1.9%1.7%1.9% Opiates-type drugs (Vicodin, Percocet) 3%2.3%2.6% LSD2.2%1.8%2.1% Mushrooms, PCP, etc.2.5%2%2.3% Salvia2%1.8%2.2% Steroids1.9%1.7%1.9% Chewing tobacco6%4.3%5% Cigarettes15.3%10.2%12.5%

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