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1 Alcohol, UNC, and You Developed by Counseling &Wellness Services for the Department of Housing & Residential Education

2 Why do you love Carolina?

3  Setting the scene at Carolina  Some reasons why people choose to drink  Some reasons why people choose NOT to drink  Risk reduction strategies Session Outline

4 What percentage of the campus drinks alcohol once a month or more?  37.9  64.1  92  54.3  85 At UNC

5  Many people on our campus make healthy choices, but there are some who choose otherwise.  Why do you think some people choose to drink? 2010 UNC Core Survey

6  “Its fun!”  Peer pressure/ “social” drinking  “Work hard, play hard”  Perceived cultural history  Helps you loosen up  Dance better (or at least you think you do)  Hooking up  “Boredom factor” Reported Reasons Students Drink Source: Core survey data, 2010

7  Academic  Legal and Judicial  Financial  Family and Friends  Health and Safety 5 Major Impacts of Drinking Source: Dean of Students, n.d.

8 What impacts Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)?  Quantity  Rate  Weight  Time  Gender Source: Dean of Students, n.d.

9 What counts as one drink? Source: NIAAA, 2010  12 fl oz. regular beer =  5 fl oz. table wine =  1.5 fl oz. of hard liquor (80-proof spirits)

10  Choose not to drink alcohol  Eat before & during alcohol consumption  Set limits in advance  Know what’s in your cup  Alternate alcoholic drinks with water/soda  Never mix alcohol with medicine or drugs Risk Reduction

11 Signs of Alcohol Poisoning:  Throwing up  Incoherence  Passing out  Shallow breathing  Pale, bluish, and/or clammy skin Look Out for Each Other What to do:  Use your judgment  Call 911 immediately  Stay with your friend  Try to wake your friend  Keep your friend lying on his/her side  Do not give food or force fluids  If friend can respond, ask about number of drinks, any health conditions, allergies, medications, etc. Source: College Drinking, 2007

12  Consent – explicit, active communication and mutual approval  NOT consent – any sex act against your will, without your consent, or when you are unable to freely give consent (includes being under the influence) Alcohol & Consent Source: Amplify Your Voice, n.d.

13  Don’t drink, don’t hook up, or don’t do both at the same time  Have clear boundaries that are openly discussed in your relationship with your partner  If you aren’t in a relationship, have clear boundaries for yourself and communicate those to your friends so they can help you  REMEMBER: No matter how far I go, where I went, or how many drinks were bought, I can always remind the person of my boundaries. Alcohol, Consent, and Risk Reduction Source: Amplify Your Voice, n.d.

14  Alcohol and athletic performance  Aerobic capacity  Risk of injury  Suppressed immune function  NCAA and team expectations and policies  Risk reduction – the ACSM rule Considerations for Athletes Sources: Lyons, 1998; O’Brien, 1993; University Health Center, 2011

15  Stereotypes around Greek life and drinking  Values of the Greek community  Leadership Considerations for Greek Life

16  My Student Body   Schoolcode: tarheels  Dean of Students Office  Dean Blackburn -  Counseling & Wellness Services  Resources for Students


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