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
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 StudentsQuit KitTo 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.PharmacyStudent Health and Counseling Services Pharmacy provides Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products such as patches and gum.Physician AppointmentYour 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, please call Student Health & Counseling Services, Health & Wellness Promotion at (916) 278-5422.
To schedule an Alcohol/Drug Assessment students will need to call (916) 278-6461 or visit Student Health and Counseling Services Primary Care Desk (second floor of the WELL). You will need to arrive 15 minutes early to the scheduled seminars.
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.
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
*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-TOKE instructions.
For questions or concerns contact Lara Falkenstein, Health Educator at Lara.Falkenstein@csus.edu 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.
To learn more about Aware Awake Alive, visit http://awareawakealive.org/
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/
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.
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.
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 more information, please contact Reva Wittenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 278-2036.
· 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/
· 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