Awareness and Prevention

Alcohol and other drugs can significantly interfere with student success and may pose a serious threat to the health and well-being of the members of our community. We aim to make learning about these topics both relevant and fun.
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Effects of Alcohol on Health

Legal Consequences (Alabama)

What the Research Says

Drug Abuse and Alcohol Prevention Program

Be an Active Bystander

Take action if you see someone in need!

YOU have the ability to TAKE ACTION to prevent or intervene a potentially harmful situation.

  • bystander is any person who notices a behavior or situation that could lead to something bad, and are faced with the choice to help, do nothing, or contribute to the negative behavior.
  • An active bystander is any person who does something to decrease the likelihood that something bad will occur or get worse. As an active bystander, there are positive and safe ways to prevent or intervene when there is a risk of behaviors such as discrimination, bullying, sexual harassment, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, or any other type of behavior that could occur on a college campus.

What you can do to help:

  • Recognize behaviors that might be high risk for violence or harm.
  • Attempt to help, but keep yourself safe.
  • Intervene in a way you feel comfortable:
    • Check in with the person to see if he/she is OK or needs help
    • Create a distraction
    • Create a delay
    • Call for help