Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs

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Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs at HPW

Our goals include prevention campaigns that provide workshops, outreach tables, campus wide health campaigns, and substance free events. The Turn Up! initiative focuses on alcohol and other drugs and education. The BREATHE campaign focuses on tobacco, nicotine, and e-cigarettes.

ATOD Programs:

Late Night Events: Late Night Events provide students with an opportunity to engage and network with one another while learning about protective behaviors surrounding alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Late Night events include, Art Night, Game Night, and Movie Night. 

BREATHE: The BREATHE (Be Responsible, Educated, and Aware about Tobacco, Hookah, and E-cigarettes) Campaign is an educational campaign focused on encouraging members of the SF State community to lead a smoke and tobacco free life, and connect tobacco, nicotine, and cannabis users to resources for support.

Harm Reduction and Drugs: 

Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas to reduce the negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm Reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in and respect for the rights of people who use drugs (National Harm Reduction Coalition).

The Harm Reduction Guide includes protective behaviors that can be taken to mitigate risks associated with substance use, such as hangovers, injuries, and overdoses and ways of supporting harm reduction through advocacy and policy.   

A Guide for Navigating Your Prescription

Here is a guide for how to: read your prescription bottle, use your prescription drugs, store your prescription drugs, and dispose of extra or expired prescription drugs

Steps to Save a Life

The Do's and Don'ts on how to save a person's life from an overdose.

ATOD Workshops:

Attend an Open Workshop: Health Promotion & Wellness offers a variety of open workshops each semester. Feel free to drop-in to any workshop.

Request a Workshop: Health Promotion & Wellness provides free workshops to the SF State Community. Please submit a request at least three weeks in advance of the date requested.

Learn the basics of safer alcohol use and the many protective behaviors people can take to avoid a hangover. We will cover standard drink sizes, and how to continue to have fun in safer ways, specifically during the pandemic. 

In this workshop we will discuss the effect of alcohol and drugs, safer use practices, and the influence that social media and pop culture have on our perceived misconceptions of substance use. 

In this workshop you will learn tips and tricks to reduce cigarette or vaping intake of tobacco, nicotine, or cannabis products. You will also learn of virtual and physical resources on and off campus. This workshop is open to anyone who wishes to know more about resources for themselves or for others. 

Ever thought to question, why do people smoke cigarettes? Why do people vape?  This workshop is a dialogue about the short and long term effects of smoking as well as the role tobacco and vaping companies have on disproportionately marketing their products to LGBTQIA, ethnic minorities, low income communities, and youth. 

Need to have a dialogue with your student organization members around safer partying and socializing around substance use? Request Substance Use Student Peer Educators for a discussion around substance use and protective behaviors that can be taken to mitigate harms associated with use.

Health Promotion and Wellness Peer Health Educators can facilitate dialogue/support group around a variety of life topics such as coping during COVID, substance use, relationships, and other topics important to our overall health and wellness. Enjoy a monthly mock tail recipe or your drink of choice.