Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention 

AlcoholEdu® for College

Arkansas Tech has partnered with EverFi, whose mission is to help students address critical life skills, in high schools and higher education institutions across the country. EverFi provides a program called AlcoholEdu® for College: Primary to help new students understand the issue of alcohol abuse. AlcoholEdu® for College: Primary uses the latest prevention techniques and research to educate students about the effects of alcohol on the mind and body. Each year over a half million students complete these courses nationwide. All new first year and transfer students are required to complete this course.

 

Group Workshop FOR ALCOHOL POLICY VIOLATIONS

Licensed counselors conduct a group-based intervention twice monthly for students who have violated the campus alcohol policy. The group is based on evidence-based principles borrowed from Motivational Interviewing and Motivational Enhancement therapy to curb irresponsible alcohol use. As a result, students will develop their intrinsic motivation to make beneficial changes with regard to their drinking behaviors.

Counselors will deliver the intervention in two parts: First, students will complete a structured assessment followed with individualized feedback from counselors regarding drinking behaviors. Next, the students will attend a group meeting in which they collaborate with their peers to elicit and support motivation to engage in responsible drinking.

If you have questions or are interested in this group intervention, please contact Josh Root, AOD Coordinator/Counselor, by phone at 479-968-0329 or via email at jroot4@atu.edu

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