Published March 10, 2023
It’s up to you to decide whether you want to use alcohol and other drugs — and if you do decide to, we’re here to help you and your friends reduce risk.
With St. Patrick’s Day and spring break approaching, many of us are looking forward to relaxing and unwinding. For some that may involve bingeing the latest Netflix show, for others that might involve having a drink or two on vacation or at a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. From bystander workshops to alternative events, the Health Promotion Office is your one-stop shop for tools to ensure a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol this spring, and help you be successful at UB.
Consider celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and the last day of classes before break with some alcohol-free activities, including Health Promotion’s free St. Patrick’s Day Bingo event on March 17 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Union Social Hall, snacks and green drinks provided. We'll be playing for some epic prizes you won’t want to miss.
Bystander Intervention for Alcohol Use is a free workshop offered to any student who wishes to learn harm reduction practices when encountering persons under the influence of other drugs. Attend our workshop on Wednesday, March 15 at 11 a.m. in SU 222.
If you do choose to drink, remember that most students make responsible choices when it comes to their alcohol use. Get to know your drinking patterns and risk patterns, and know your limits. If you need help taking a look at your usage and risk and would like personalized feedback, consider taking an online assessment.
Alternatively, AOD specialists are available to meet with students one on one to discuss concerns about oneself or others, as well as any topic related to alcohol and other drugs, and can be reached by contacting the AOD Harm Reduction Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, if you do choose to use alcohol or other drugs this spring, here are some tips to party smart and stay safe:
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