Alcohol, Drugs, and Wellness

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Alcohol, Drug, and Wellness Education

UAA offers students a variety of programs related to their well-being in order to create a University environment which encourages low-risk drinking choices through social-ecologically based institutional practices and policies. The Alcohol, Drug, and Wellness Education Program at UAA envisions a campus environment where student learning and success are unimpeded by the abuse of alcohol and other drugs. The Alcohol, Drug, and Wellness Education program--housed in the Dean of Students Office--provides a variety of services and resources to students, staff, and faculty, some of which include the following:

  • Safety Awareness Week in September
  • National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW) in October
  • Transforming Youth Recovery Student Group
  • Alcohol and Drug-Related Programming and Presentations
  • Individual Meetings with Students and Staff Regarding Alcohol, Drug, and Wellness Related Concerns
  • Alcohol and Drug Screenings
  • Information tables on current alcohol, drug, and wellness issues
  • Substance use risk-reduction courses
  • Brief interventions to address high-risk drinking behaviors or drug use
  • Referrals for intervention and treatment

Presentations

The Alcohol, Drug, and Wellness Educator is available to provide presentations about alcohol, drugs, and wellness education to students, staff, and faculty.  To request a presentation, contact the ADWE directly.

  • GOALS

    • Reduce the number of underage students who drink
    • Reduce the number of undergraduate and graduate students who practice high-risk drinking
    • Reduce the amount of alcohol consumed by high-risk drinkers to more low-risk levels
    • Correct the misperception that most college students are heavy drinkers who cause harm to themselves and others
    • Increase the effectiveness of campus alcohol policies and enforcement
    • Correct key stakeholder perceptions so that faculty, staff, advisers, and others do not perpetuate heavy drinking myths
  •  Brittney Kupec

     Alcohol, Drug, and Wellness Educator
     Office: Dean of Students Office Suite, RH 122
     Phone: (907) 786-1511
     Email: bkupec@alaska.edu

    Brittney comes to UAA with a background in many different realms of wellness including drug, alcohol, and tobacco prevention, as well as, nutrition, physical activity, mental well-being, stress management, and social health. Brittney received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion from the University of Wyoming and is currently working on her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Missouri. Brittney has held many roles and positions before coming to UAA, but most recently served as a Prevention Specialist at Gillette College in Gillette Wyoming. There, Brittney coordinated the Drug-Free Communities grant and worked to address issues surrounding alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and suicide prevention in the community.

     

Reports

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