Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs

Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs


The Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Education Program works to reduce the harm associated with high risk drinking, tobacco and drug use through education, collaboration, student leadership development, and provision of resources to support and encourage healthy choices.

  • Party Safer Tips
    • Always eat before and while you drink.
    • Use the buddy system.
    • Plan a Safe Ride home. http://www.asi.csus.edu/programs/safe-rides/
    • Pace and space your drinks
    • Avoid mixing alcohol and other drugs
    • Use caution when sick or tired
  • Tobacco

    Sac State Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) is committed to helping students make healthy lifestyle choices. SHCS offers the following tobacco cessation resources for students wanting to quit smoking. Click here to take the stop smoking quiz. 

     For Students

    Quit Kit
    To receive your free quit kit, schedule an appointment with Student Health and Counseling Services located in the WELL. To schedule an appointment, call 916.278.6026.
    Pharmacy
    Student Health and Counseling Services Pharmacy provides Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products such as patches and gum.
    Physician Appointment
    Your doctor or pharmacist can talk to you about other options, including prescription medications that can help you quit.

     

    For Staff and Faculty

    Student Health and Counseling Services Pharmacy offers low cost over-the-counter NRT products.

     

    For more information, frequently asked questions, or additional resources, click here.

     

  • Alcohol and Marijuana Education Seminars

    To enroll in CHOICES or WEED IT OUT call Student Health and Counseling Services at (916) 278-6461 or visit the SHCS Primary Care Front Desk (second floor of the WELL). You will need to arrive 15 minutes early to the scheduled seminars.

    Choices

    CHOICES is an educational course focusing on harm reduction and prevention of alcohol abuse. The CHOICES course is peer-facilitated. The CHOICES program is presented in a non-confrontational manner that enables students to make their own decisions about alcohol consumption. *Students attending CHOICES are encouraged to complete the online e-CHUG assessment prior to class and bring their certificate of competition with them. Click here for e-CHUG instructions.

    Day Date

    Date

    Time

    Location
    Friday

    February 12, 2016

    12:45pm-2:45pm

    Shoreline Room, The WELL

    Friday

    February 26, 2016

    12:45pm-2:45pm

    Shoreline Room, The WELL

    Friday

    March 4, 2016

    12:45pm-2:45pm

    Shoreline Room, The WELL

    Friday

    March 18, 2016

    12:45pm-2:45pm

    The Cove, The WELL

    Friday

    April 1, 2016

    12:45pm-2:45pm

    Shoreline Room, The WELL

    Friday

    April 15, 2016

    12:45pm-2:45pm

    Shoreline Room, The WELL

    Friday

    April 29, 2016

    12:45pm-2:45pm

    Shoreline Room, The WELL

    Friday

    May 13, 2016

    12:45pm-2:45pm

    Shoreline Room, The WELL

     


    WEED IT OUT is an educational course focusing on harm reduction and prevention of marijuana abuse.  The WEED IT OUT course is peer facilitated. The WEED IT OUT program is presented in a non-confrontational manner that enables students to make their own decisions about marijuana consumption.Weed It Out

    Day Date Time Location

    Friday

    February 19, 2016

    12:45pm-2:45pm

    Shoreline Room, The WELL
    Friday

    March 11, 2016

    12:45pm-2:45pm

    The Cove, The WELL

    Friday

    April 8, 2016

    12:45pm-2:45pm

    Shoreline Room, The WELL

    Friday

    April 22, 2016

    12:45pm-2:45pm

    Shoreline Room, The WELL

    Friday

    May 6, 2015

    12:45pm-2:45pm

    Vineyard Room, The WELL

    *Students attending WEED IT OUT are encouraged to complete the online e-TOKE assessment prior to class and bring their certificate of competition with them. Click here for e-CHUG instructions. 

    For questions or concerns contact Sabrina Word, ATOD Coordinator at [email protected] or (916) 278-6026.

  • Aware Awake Alive - Alcohol Poisoning Program

    This campus-wide campaign educates students about the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning and what to do in the event of such an emergency. If you suspect that someone has alcohol poisoning, even if you don’t see the classic signs and symptoms, seek immediate medical care. In an emergency, follow these suggestions:

    What To Do

    • Call 911 immediately if a person is suffering from any of the symptoms
    • Turn the person on his/her side.
    • Focus on your friend’s health, not on keeping them or you out of trouble
    • Never leave them alone

    What NOT to Do

    • Leave the person alone or assume that they will “sleep it off”.
    • Give the person a shower.
    • Give the person food or anything to drink (especially stimulants such as tea or coffee) to sober them up.
    • Induce vomiting.
    • Keep the person awake.
    • Walk them around.
    • Never let an intoxicated person drive a motor vehicle or bike.

    Signs and Symptoms of alcohol poisoning. 

     

    To learn more about Aware Awake Alive, visit http://awareawakealive.org/

  • Generation Rx

    College students are often at risk for prescription drug abuse. Using medications like Vicodin, Xanax or Adderall that aren’t prescribed for you is against the law, can have serious health consequences and can be addicting. It is important to only use prescription medications as prescribed for you by a health professional. Prescription medications can help us live longer and healthier lives – but only if they are used properly under medical supervision.

    Generation Rx provides educational resources to help prevent the misuse of prescription medications and is provided through The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and the Cardinal Health Foundation. To learn more about Generation Rx, visit http://www.generationrx.org/

  • eCheckup

    The eCHECKUP TO GO was developed by San Diego State University and is currently used by over 600 campuses. This tool is free to Sac State students with no limit on how many times the assessment can be taken, allowing for students to track their alcohol use over a period of time. 

    Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO (eCHUG)

    Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO is a brief, confidential, interactive assessment tool that provides students with individualized feedback regarding their alcohol use, and helps them identify their risk of harm associated with that use.

    Click Here for Instructions

    Click here for Alcohol eCheck Up

    Marijuana eCHECKUP TO GO is a brief, confidential, interactive assessment tool that provides students with individualized feedback regarding their marijuana use, and helps them identify their risk of harm associated with that use.

    Click Here for Instructions

    Click here for Marijuana eCheck Up

  • Jesse Snow Grant

    Jesse Snow, a 20-year-old Sac State student, was fatally injured in October 2001, following an evening of drinking at a local restaurant. At the request of parents, Patricia Metzger-Snow and Stephen Snow, the restaurant has made a $50,000 donation available to Sac State.

    The Jesse Snow Memorial Grant Funds are available for student organization and campus departments during fall and spring semester. For more information, visit https://shcssacstate.org/wellness-promotion/jesse-snow-grant

    For questions, please contact Sabrina Word at 916-278-6026 or [email protected]

     

  • Resources

    On-campus

    ·         Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Program, 916-278-6026

    ·         Counseling & Psychological Services, 916-278-6461

    ·         Police Department, 916-278-6000 or http://www.csus.edu/aba/police/

    ·         Safe Rides, 916-278-TAXI or http://www.asi.csus.edu/programs/safe-rides/

     

    Off-campus

    ·         Alcoholics Anonymous, 916-454-1100 , http://www.aasacramento.org/

    ·         Northern California Region of Narcotics Anonymous, 707-422-9234, http://www.norcalna.org/

    ·         Marijuana Anonymous, https://www.marijuana-anonymous.org/

    ·         Pills Anonymous, http://www.pillsanonymous.org/

    ·         California Smokers’ Helpline, 1-800-No-BUTTS, http://www.nobutts.org/

    ·         Harm Reduction Services, 916-456-4849, http://harmreductionservices.org

For medical or psychiatric emergencies, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital.