Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs at HPW
Our goals include prevention campaigns that provide workshops, outreach tables, campus-wide health campaigns, and substance-free events. Using a harm reduction approach to substance use education, we hope to increase social support and knowledge of the safe utilization of substances in the SF State community to prevent harms associated with substance use.
Late Night Events provide students with the opportunity to engage and network with others while learning about protective behaviors surrounding substances. Events include, Art Night, Game Night, and Movie Night.
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.
The Harm Reduction Video Series includes short videos with protective behaviors and resources for some of the most commonly used substances by young adults.
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.
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.
In this workshop, we will cover tips and tricks to support behavior change around substance use through goal setting that is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound. You will also learn about virtual and physical resources on and off-campus. This workshop is open to anyone who wishes to know more about resources for themselves or others.
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.
In this workshop, we will discuss the effect of alcohol and drugs and the protective behaviors that can be taken to reduce the undesirable consequences. We will also cover on-campus and off-campus resources for support.
Learn about Opioid Overdoses how to prevent them, how to identify them, and how to help. You will also learn how to administer Naloxone Nasal Spray. Free Narcan and Fentanyl Testing Strips will be available to participants.
Is there a specific substance use related topic that you are interested in but don’t see listed? Let us know what you have in mind, and our Health Educator will connect with you to determine how to best work with your needs.