The University Record, October 28, 1998

U addresses problem drinking in variety of ways

The University responds to concerns about problem drinking in a variety of ways, including:

• Alcohol-free activities on Central Campus and on North Campus as part of student activities programming.

• Education and prevention initiatives through the Substance Abuse Education Network.

• The 1993 University of Michigan Alcohol Policy that sets expectations for students, annually mailed to each student.

• Greek Life Alcohol Policy that prohibits kegs, developed and implemented in 1991.

• Workshops for students identified as having drinking problems, handled through the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs with funding support form the Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education.

• Training of residence hall staff on substance abuse.

• A specialist in alcohol and other drugs in Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and an alcohol and drug educator at University Health Service.

• Online self-assessment of drinking, called AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test), at www.umich.edu/~caps/audit.html.

• Free assessment of substance abuse at CAPS through the two-hour Assessment of Substance Abuse Patterns (ASAP).

• Online information about student attitudes toward drinking and available resources at www.umich.edu/~caps.

• Creation of the Greek Social Environment Task Force by the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic, charged with examining the role alcohol plays in the Greek community.

• Major speakers addressing issues of alcohol abuse, including Mike Green who will be here Nov. 16.

• Informational materials at University Health Service include books, videos and interactive videodisks that are available to students and student groups.


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