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Critical Choices: Alcohol, Drugs and University Life. Annorah S. Moorman, Ph.D. Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Counseling & Consultation Services. A Time of Transition for Parents and Teens. New phase in parenting

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Critical choices alcohol drugs and university life

Critical Choices: Alcohol, Drugs and University Life

Annorah S. Moorman, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Counseling & Consultation Services


A time of transition for parents and teens

A Time of Transition for Parents and Teens

New phase in parenting

Helped your teen build a strong foundation for good decision making and self-sufficiency

How do you handle this phase of letting go? Have you talked to your sons and daughters about alcohol use?


Advice from the century council parents you re not done yet

Advice from the Century Council--Parents, you're not done yet.

Most college students make responsible decisions about the use or non-use of alcohol.

However, we now know that:

Availability of   +   Absence of  +  Desire to + Stress

     Alcohol             Parents        fit in

= POTENTIALLY RISKY DRINKING

Pay special attention to your son’s or daughter’s experiences and activities during the crucial first 6 weeks on campus. With a great deal of free time, many students initiate heavy drinking during these early days of college, and the potential exists for excessive alcohol consumption to interfere with successful adaptation to campus life.


Young people experience a different drinking environment

What has changed:

What they drink (potency of alcohol)

How much they drink

Frequency of drinking

Age they begin drinking

Overall availability of alcohol

Parent or adult supervision

Young People Experience a Different Drinking Environment


Five guidelines

Five Guidelines

  • Continue the Conversation

  • Create Shared Expectations

  • Know and Respect the Law/IWU Policy

  • What are the “True Norms”

  • Take Advantage of Campus Resources


1 continue the conversation

1. Continue the Conversation

Conversation Starters

  • How will you decide whether or not to drink at college?

  • What will you do if you find yourself at a party with only alcohol to drink?

  • What will you do if your roommate only wants to drink and party?

  • How will you handle it if you are asked to baby-sit someone who is very drunk?


Once they re at iwu continuing the conversation

Once they're at IWU: Continuing the Conversation

  • How are you doing?

  • Do you like your classes?

  • What is the party scene like?

  • What kind of activities are available?

  • Are you enjoying residence hall life? Why?

  • Do you see others making friends or just drinking buddies?

  • How are you getting along with your roommate? What are your roommates behaviors like?

  • Be aware of signs of possible alcohol abuse (lower grades, reluctance to talk with you about their activities, mood changes).


2 create shared expectations

2. Create Shared Expectations

  • Attending class

  • Financial responsibility

  • Choices regarding drinking

  • Study time vs. social time

  • Staying in touch

  • The penalties of underage drinking, using a fake ID, and public consumption


3 know and respect the law

3. Know and Respect the Law

IT’S ILLEGAL UNDER AGE 21!!!

OffenseLoss of License

Test Failure 1st Offense 3 months

Test Refusal 1st Offense 6 months

Test Failure 2nd Offense 1 year

Test Refusal 2nd Offense 2 years

Use it lose it penalties: $250 fine


3 know and respect the law1

3. Know and Respect the Law

FAKE ID’S ARE ILLEGAL!!!!

  • Possession or Use of a Fake Drivers License or State ID: Automatic 1 year suspension of your driver’s license, a minimum fine of $500 and up to 1 year in jail.

  • Displaying Another Person’s Driver’s License or State ID as Your Own or Lending Yours to Another Person:

    Automatic 1 year driver’s license suspension for both parties plus a minimum $500 fine and up to 1 year in jail.

  • Altering or Manufacturing a Driver’s License or State ID:

    Automatic 1 year driver’s license suspension plus Class 4 Felony charges of 1-3 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines.


3 know and respect the law2

3. Know and Respect the Law

  • IWU Alcohol Policy and Adjudication Guidelines

    - Enforced consistently

    - http://www2.iwu.edu/judicial/Alcohol_Policy.shtml


Media

Media

College students are:


Critical choices alcohol drugs and university life

Underage drinking on many campuses is widespread, unsafe, and in all cases illegal.

“Do you recognize any of these young men”?


4 what are the true norms alcohol use at illinois wesleyan university

4. WHAT ARE THE TRUE NORMS?Alcohol Use at Illinois Wesleyan University

Measure Used: Core Alcohol and Drug Survey

  • Developed at Southern Illinois University

  • Measures alcohol and other drug use, attitudes and perceptions among college students

  • Used throughout the state as well as nationally

    • 2010 Aggregate National Data

    • 116 Institutions

    • N = 56,937


Alcohol use at illinois wesleyan university

Alcohol Use at Illinois Wesleyan University

2013 Sample:

ORL, Fraternities/Sororities, Off-Campus

Total surveys distributed:

The entire campus was invited to participate using and electronic survey distribution (N = 2,100)

Surveys returned: 643

Return Rate: 31%


2013 national and iwu comparisons average drinks per week

2013 – National and IWU Comparisons – Average Drinks per Week


2002 2013 iwu comparisons average drinks per week

2002-2013 IWU Comparisons – Average Drinks per Week


2013 iwu class comparisons drinks consumed in an average week

2013 - IWU Class Comparisons- Drinks Consumed in an Average Week


2013 iwu age of first alcohol use

2013 - IWU Age of First Alcohol Use

*Approximately 10% of IWU first- year students are under age 18

* 11.2% started using alcohol at age 15 or younger


2013 iwu average of drinks per week

2013 - IWU Average # of Drinks per Week


Grades and alcohol

Grades and Alcohol

Average Drinks Per Week

Grades


5 take advantage of campus resources

5. Take Advantage of Campus Resources

  • Over 150 student organizations

  • Late night activities through the Student Activities Office – Hansen Student Center

  • Passive and active alcohol education efforts – on-line programs

  • Arnold Health Services

    Magill Hall (lower level)

    556-3107

  • Counseling and Consultation Services - http://www2.iwu.edu/ccs/

    (309) 556-3052


Guidelines to help think about the use and non use of alcohol

Guidelines to help think about the use and non-use of alcohol

  • Know personal limits of moderation (BNCCC - Bloomington-Normal Community Campus Committee)

    0-0-1-3

    - 0 – Zero alcohol if you are under 21

    - 0 – Zero alcohol if you are driving

    - 1 – One drink per hour sets the pace for

    moderate drinking

  • 3 – No more than 3 drinks per day and

    never daily if you choose to drink

  • To use or not to use is a personal choice. Help your son or daughter know the facts about this personal choice.

    CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK!!


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