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Supporting healthy lifestyle choices.
The Office of Alcohol & Drug Prevention Education (AOD) offers a wide range of programs and services aimed at reducing the negative consequences associated with heavy episodic drinking and substance use through prevention, education, intervention, policy development and coordination with treatment providers. The office of AOD collaborates with students, faculty and staff throughout the University to create a comprehensive substance abuse prevention program.
The office of AOD views prevention and education from a Public Health perspective and provides opportunities for education, information and support on individual, group and community levels.
Worcester State University is a tobacco-free campus the use of tobacco products of any kind, including any nicotine-delivery system, will not be permitted in or on WSU-owned or -leased property, including buildings, residence halls, grounds, community garden, athletic fields, walkways, parking lots, bus stops, and parked vehicles on campus grounds. (Nicotine replacement therapy is permitted.) This policy applies to all faculty, staff, students, visitors, vendors, and contractors.
A personalize, evidence based online intervention and prevention program designed to reduce marijuana use among college students. It is designed to help motivate students to reduce their level of use using personalized information about their own behavior and risk factors.
Learn more: http://interwork.sdsu.edu/echeckup/usa/mj/coll/worcester/
BASICS is an evidence-based intervention program that helps students examine their own alcohol use. Students may self-refer or be referred through the student-conduct process.
This website includes additional anonymous brief screenings for alcohol and substance abuse.
Learn more: http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/worcesterstate
The Director of Alcohol and Drug Prevention Education, Jen Quinn is a certified tobacco treatment specialist and available to assist students in quitting.
If any faculty would like to request an in class presentation on alcohol, marijuana or opioids please contact Jen Quinn for more information.
If any students, RA’s or student leaders would like a presentation on alcohol, marijuana or opioids please contact Jen Quinn for more information.
The Worcester State University Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) Task Force was established in 2011 to provide guidance and oversight on issues related to alcohol and drugs on campus. The committee meets monthly to discuss AOD issues, evaluate current program efforts, review AOD policies and make recommendations concerning policy and outreach strategies. Its mission and responsibilities include:
The group will accomplish these goals by:
Success of the task force requires many different strategies as well as commitment and collaboration between several departments and stakeholders.
Campus community members of the AOD Task Force include:
Office of Alcohol & Drug Prevention Education
Director of Title IX and Alcohol & Drug Prevention Education