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Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs

Education & Prevention

Research shows that the misuse of alcohol can impact a college student’s academic success. The links below provide general information about alcohol use and ways to lower your risk of negative consequences, if you decide to drink.

The usage of E-cigs or vaping has increased within the last decade.  Below are some resources if you have questions about what vaping and tobacco use or you want to quit use.

Check out the links below and learn about various drugs, effects on the body, and  statistics on college students and substance use.

The Center for Wellness Promotion provides a variety of group based workshops that provide education on many substance use topics such as: education on specific substances, addiction awareness and warning signs, and how we can help a fellow niner who is struggling with substances. Check out our Discover Your Wellness Passport Program for upcoming offerings! Find that our days/times aren’t fitting your need? Reach out on our Request a Program Page to learn more about all of the education workshop options.

RECOVERY

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines “recovery” from mental disorders and/or substance use disorders as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.  Recovery is an umbrella term that encompasses abstinence-based pathways as well as harm reduction pathways. For more information from SAMHSA about recovery, please read the SAMHSA Working Definition of Recovery guide.

The UNC Charlotte Collegiate Recovery Program provides students recovering from substance use disorders with a sober community that includes therapy, volunteering, social, and education opportunities.  Substance use therapy and risk-reduction services are also available for students seeking to positively change their behaviors with alcohol and other drugs. UNC Charlotte supports recovery through abstinence-based resources as well as harm reduction services. Click here for more information about the Center for Wellness Promotion’s Collegiate Recovery Community.