Substance misuse and abuse is a major issue on college campuses nationwide. The culture around use of addictive substances and the availability of it has resulted in a range of harmful academic, health, and social consequences that are felt not only by the abusers but by friends and family members too.
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During the Spring 2016 implementation of the American College Health Association - National College Health Assessment II (ACHA-NCHA II) we found the following regarding Stanislaus State students’ behaviors:
- 29.6% of students have never used alcohol.
- Of the students who reported alcohol use, 92.8% use a designated driver.
- 76.2% of students reported consuming 4 or fewer drinks the last time they “partied” or socialized.
- 81.2% of students reported eating before and/or during drinking.
- 83.6% of students have never used cigarettes.
- 76.8% of students have never used tobacco from a water pipe (hookah).
- 72.3% of students have never used marijuana.
Local community support groups can be found through Stanislaus County’s Friends Are Good Medicine program. Friends Are Good Medicine is a county-wide directory that publicizes all available support groups.
- Stanislaus State’s policy regarding The Sale, Consumption, Distribution, and Possession of Alcoholic Beverages
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
- Rethink Drinking
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Alcoholics Anonymous (A. A.) is an international fellowship of men and women who follow a 12-step program that addresses alcohol consumption. Anyone can attend A.A. meetings; there are no requirements to participate. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking. Additional information on meetings in your area is available.
- Secular Organization for Sobriety (SOS) is dedicated solely to helping individuals achieve and maintain sobriety/abstinence from alcohol and drug addiction through anonymous support groups. Submit an inquiry to find meetings in your area.
- SMART Recovery uses a 4-point self-empowering addiction recovery program and through support groups. Additional information on meetings in your area is available.
- Policy on Systemwide Smoke and Tobacco Free Environment
- California Smokers’ Helpline: 1-800-NO-BUTTS (1-800-662-8887)
The California Smoker’s Helpline is a telephone program that can help you quit smoking. Helping services are free. Services include self-help, counseling over the phone, and a referral list of other programs.
- American Lung Association’s smoking cessation resource
- CDC’s TIPS: Tobacco Information & Prevention Source
- Find more local resources
Updated: March 14, 2022