Our Office of Alcohol Drug Education coordinates prevention oriented programs and initiatives, such as: the National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, the Great American Smoke-Out, Stress Busters, Healthy Relationship Week, Problem Gambling Awareness Week, Depression Screening Day, in addition to other events.
The Natural Helpers, a group of supportive, student peer educators, work collaboratively with the Counseling and Wellness Center staff to deliver and promote these prevention oriented programs and activities. Such topics include depression, alcohol/drug abuse, maintaining healthy relationships, eating disorders, stress management and relaxation, as well as suicide prevention.
We also provide first-year students the opportunity to complete AlcoholEdu, a program designed to inform new students about the dangers of alcohol abuse and underage drinking. AlcoholEdu is used by over 450 colleges and universities across the country, and is completed in two-part sections by the 6th week of classes. CCSU is committed to making a difference in the lives of our students. We recognize parents are the first line of defense against alcohol misuse and abuse. That is why we are making the AlcoholEdu for College course available for parents to review and to help you open a dialogue about alcohol with first year students. Parents and family members will receive this letter by the end of July, informing both the student and his or her guardian about the program including deadlines for completing Parts I and II and additional resources on campus. More information can be found at AlcoholEdu.