Staying Healthy. To do your best in college, you need to be of sound mind and body. Which leads to the subjects of Sex Alcohol Drugs Handling stress And using common sense…. Play it safe and don't overdo it. Encouragers: Hormones Peer pressure Alcohol/other drugs Curiosity The Media
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Play it safe and don't overdo it...
An intimate relationship
Family values & expectations
Sexually transmitted diseases
Fear of pregnancy
Concern for reputation
Feeling of unreadiness
It's your life, it's your choice!
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are diseases that are contracted primarily through sex: intercourse, oral-genital sex, and anal-genital sex.
There's nothing wrong with making love,
but you owe it to yourself to be healthy.
Use a methodthat you feel comfortable using.
Discuss birth control with your partner.
Always protect yourself.
There are numerous contraceptive choices, including:
Norplant and Depo Provera
Tubal ligation and Vasectomy
Once children enter your life, it changes dramatically!
Rape and abuse are legally and morally wrong—seek help if you are a victim of sexual assault or are in an abusive relationship.
Think before you drink...
What does it feel like:
The Morning After?
What happens to students when they drink?
Source:2001 study done by the Task Force on College Drinking
SOURCE: Smith, B., Stamper, G. and Grant, R. (2001)
Alcohol is FATAL at a BAC of .45!
Excessive alcohol use can cause:
Where did my life go?
Admit your problem and get help!
For better or worse, to alter consciousness…
are illegal, and
if you are caught
you can go to
Stress has many sources, but major life events (like a death in the family)and daily hassles are most closely linked to stress production.
Physiological changes can include:
Fast heart rate
Psychological changes can include:
Being "stressed out" makes you miserable...
Grades and competition
Professors and class environment
Too many demands
Papers and essay exams
Career and future success
Parental conflicts and expectations
Believe it or not, I can handle this.
You can do it if you want to:
It's your choice!
Ordeal tempers the soul!
A burden shared is lightly borne...