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Alcohol, Other Drug and Health Education

The CHOICES Program:
Choosing Healthy Options in Challenging Everyday Situations

The mission of the Office of Alcohol, Other Drug and Health Education is to provide a variety of interesting, interactive, creative and relevant educational initiatives on alcohol, other drug, and health issues facing students today. We aim to help students better and more informed choices.

To support Drexel students in making good choices the CHOICES (Choosing Healthy Options in Challenging Everyday Situations) Center for Alcohol, Other Drug, and Health Education offers a set of comprehensive and complementary initiatives designed to reduce high risk behaviors and related consequences and promote healthy and responsible behaviors. The Center, through its programs collaborates with other Drexel offices, departments and student organizations, as well as community partners, to provide campus-wide, group specific and individually focused events, workshops and interventions. Our goal is to provide accurate information to students, support healthy and responsible choices, increase protective factors and decrease risk behaviors fostering a safe environment for students to succeed in all aspects of their university experience.

We also continually serve as a resource for students, parents, professional staff, faculty and administrators working to address the everyday challenges posed by alcohol and other drugs and their related risks. Please look through the on-line resources and programs to get a better sense of what we are about. For more information contact John Watson at 215.895.2049 or  watsonjc@drexel.edu

Services

  1. Workshops and trainings
  2. Peer Education Network
  3. A drop-in information center for all for find assistance and information on alcohol, other drugs, responsible sexual behavior, STIs and testicular and breast cancer to name a few
  4. Individual assessment and counseling as it relates to alcohol and other drug use or abuse
  5. Campus-wide programs such as National Alcohol Screening Day, Alcohol Awareness Week, Take Back Day (prescription drug) and Responsible 21st Birthday programs
  6. Multiple web-based resources including online screenings and check-ups
  7. Consultations with students, professional staff and faculty on alcohol, other drug and behavioral health concerns
  8. Referrals to community support such as AA/NA Meetings, adjunctive and/or alternate treatment

Alcohol Awareness PSA