Have you ever heard that alcohol and other drugs reduce stress, are “an outlet” or “an escape from reality?” The reality is that alcohol and other drugs can create more stress. How? By potentially causing health, impairment, and legal problems.
Because of alcohol or other drugs, have you ever…
…missed a class, been arrested, thrown up, had a hangover, gotten in trouble, had alcohol poisoning, performed poorly on an assignment or test, gotten into a fight, been hurt or injured, driven under the influence, and/or had memory loss?
If you said yes to any of these, did the situation increase or decrease the amount of stress in your life?
Whether you’re looking for fun alcohol-free activities or ways to stay safe in an environment where alcohol or other drugs are present, The Fontaine Center can help!
How can you reduce impairment, health and legal problems, and the stress they may cause?
The Fontaine Center provides a comprehensive range of evidence-based prevention services to the UGA community. Check out the following links:
- Alcohol Poisoning: Know What To Do
- Medical Amnesty & Responsible Action Protocol
- Stay Safe No Matter Where You Are
- Know What Is In Your Cup
- Factors Affecting Blood Alcohol Concentration
- Signs of Substance Misuse & Abuse
- Worried About a Friend? How to Help
- Facts About Drugs
- Alcohol & Other Drugs Resources
- UGA Alcohol & Other Drugs Policies
The UGA Health Center (UHC) wants to support you in succeeding and enjoying your experience at UGA. Experts at UHC offer knowledge and programs concerning stress management and college life.
- Check out the resources on the Managing Stress: A Guide For College Students website
- Attend a FREE WatchDawgs – Bystander Intervention program
- Check out The Fontaine Center list of the Top 25 Things to do in Athens…that don’t involve alcohol!
- Attend one of the FREE #BeWellUGA Wellness and Prevention programs such as Alcohol & Other Drugs 101 on Dec 3, Kahoot Alcohol & Other Drugs Trivia Night on Nov 21, or Imagination Squared: Creativity & Resilience Through Finals on Dec 6
- Schedule a FREE screening appointment with CAPS (UHC Counseling and Psychiatric Services). This is confidential/private, and a professional will provide you with resource recommendations appropriate for addressing your learning goals.
- Work with a UHC Wellness Coach!
Written by: UHC CAPS and Communications