Events

National Alcohol & Drug Recovery Month Information Table

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, PAC Concourse
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

National Recovery Month (http://www.recoverymonth.gov) is a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.   Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, that treatment is effective, and that people can and do recover.

Sponsored by UIS Counseling Center
Please contact Valerie Gebhardt, vscar2@uis.edu, 217.206.7122 for further information

“How Well Can You Drive?” (NCAAW)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, UIS QUAD
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

As part of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, while you are enjoying Wacky Wednesday, try on the fatal vision goggles and see the effects of alcohol intoxication on driving ability by taking a test drive in a golf cart.

In October, college and university students join with their peers on more than 1,000 campuses across the country to promote National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW).  During NCAAW, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of events, all designed to reinforce personal responsibility and respect for current state laws and school policies when it comes to the consumption of alcohol beverages.

Sponsored by UIS Counseling Center

Please contact Valerie Gebhardt, vscar2@uis.edu, 217.206.7122 for further information

Depression Screening

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Lincoln Residence Hall (LRH) Seminar Room

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Human Resources Building (HRB) Room 64

Sponsored by the UIS Counseling Center and UIS Health Services.

Please call 217.206.7122 for further information or for directions.  If you can’t make it on one of the screening days, please call to schedule a screening time.

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW) Table

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, PAC Concourse
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

In October, college and university students join with their peers on more than 1,000 campuses across the country to promote National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW).  During NCAAW, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of events, all designed to reinforce personal responsibility and respect for current state laws and school policies when it comes to the consumption of alcohol beverages. 

Sponsored by UIS Counseling Center
Please contact Valerie Gebhardt, vscar2@uis.edu, 217.206.7122 for further information

Red Ribbon Information Table

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, PAC Concourse
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country.  It serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of a drug free America.  Red Ribbon Week commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who died at the hands of drug traffickers in Mexico while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our country and children safe.  http://redribbon.org/

Sponsored by UIS Counseling Center
Please contact Valerie Gebhardt, vscar2@uis.edu, 217.206.7122 for further information

Great American Smoke-Out Information Table

Thursday, November 16, 2016, PAC Concourse
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. They may use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. The Great American Smokeout challenges people to stop using tobacco and helps people know about the many tools they can use to quit.
In many towns and communities, local volunteers use this day to publicize the need to quit, and press for laws that control tobacco use and discourage teens from starting, and support people who want to quit.     http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/greatamericansmokeout/index

Sponsored by UIS Counseling Center
Please contact Valerie Gebhardt, vscar2@uis.edu, 217.206.7122 for further information

“Tie One On For Safety/Drunk, Drugged, Driving Month Information Table

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, PAC Concourse
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Started in 1986, Tie One On For Safety is MADD’s longest running and most visible public awareness project.  The name, Tie One On For Safety, comes from the phrase “tie one on,” which is slang for getting drunk.  But MADD uses the phrase to remind everyone that driving and driving don’t mix. http://www.madd.org/drunk-driving/how-you-can-help/tie-one-on-for-safety.html
Sponsored by UIS Counseling Center
Please contact Valerie Gebhardt, vscar2@uis.edu, 217.206.7122 for further information

 

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