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Student Health Services

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Information

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Student Health Services

Location:
Commonwealth Hall, Ground Floor


Mailing Address:
Student Health Services
715 S. New Street
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2509
Fax: 610-436-3148
Email: healthctr@wcupa.edu

Why make an appointment with one of our staff?

  • Free, confidential conversations about alcohol or other drug use. No judgment.
  • Help with quitting tobacco use (smoking or chewing)
  • Talk about a friend when their use of alcohol or drugs is a concern

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Information

Alcohol EDU: web based education required for all new students

  • Part 1 of the course takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete and we recommend that you take it in multiple sittings. You must have a score of 70 on the exam.
  • To begin the program you must know your WCU ID number and email address. Your Student ID is composed of the numbers associated with your WCU email address.
  • You will get an email about Part 2 about 45 days after completing Part 1.
Begin Alcohol EDU

Use Login ID: (copy and paste)
c216764a

Technical Tips

  • You will need Internet access and audio capabilities.
  • To avoid technical issues, please use any major web browser released within the previous two years.
  • You may take the courses in multiple sittings.
  • The courses may include surveys to help personalize your experience and measure students' attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential; the school will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual students' answers.
  • Should you experience problems, technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed from the "Help" link within the course.

NOTE: For questions regarding login, password, or technical problems, call PhoneLive Phone Support: 866-384-9062

Alcohol and Marijuana Use Feedback Tools

Alcohol: The Survey

Do you drink alcohol? How many calories do you typically drink in a week? How much money do you spend in a month? How does your alcohol use compare to other WCU students and students in the US?

Take 8 minutes to get personal, confidential feedback about alcohol use. Want to talk about the results? Call a member of our Alcohol Education Staff and set up a time to talk.

Start the surveys. Read the questions carefully and remember:

  • Accurate responses in = Accurate feedback out
  • Garbage in = Garbage out

IF YOU ARE COMPLETING THIS AS PART OF THE BASICS PROGRAM, BE SURE TO EMAIL THE SURVEY CODE TO YOURSELF ON PAGE 2 OF THE SURVEY

eCHECKUP TO GO: Alcohol

Do you drink alcohol? How many calories do you typically drink in a week? How much money do you spend in a month? How does your alcohol use compare to other WCU students and students in the US?

Take 8 minutes to get personal, confidential feedback about alcohol use. Want to talk about the results? Call a member of our Alcohol Education Staff and set up a time to talk

eCHECKUP TO GO: Marijuana

Do you smoke marijuana? How much money do you spend in a month? How does your use compare to other WCU students and students in the US?

Take 5 minutes to eCHECKUP TO GO: Marijuana and get personal, confidential feedback about marijuana use. Want to talk about the results? Call a member of our Alcohol Education Staff and set up a time to talk.

Alcohol Education Workshops

  • Alcohol Education Workshops are offered to first year students who have received a sanction to attend due to a legal and/or university judicial violation.
  • Upper class students should call Student Health Services to schedule an appointment for BASICS.
  • The Alcohol Education Workshops do not satisfy educational requirements related to a DUI charge.

Register for a Workshop

Register for an Alcohol Education Workshop. More times will be added later in the semester.

  • You will get a confirmation within 2-3 days.
  • There is a $25 fee for the workshop.
  • You will get information about the location, payment, and what you need to bring about 3 days before the workshop.

Schedule for Fall 2014

Date
Time
  • Wed October 22 3-4:30 pm
  • Fri November 7 3-4:30 pm

BASICS

Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS)
Confidential
No judgment

  • BASICS is an individual, confidential conversation (usually 2 sessions) with a member of the Alcohol Education staff to talk about use of alcohol/drugs and develop a plan for reducing risks.
  • Conversation includes: typical alcohol use, information about alcohol/other drugs, self-evaluation of use, how your use compares to other students, and development of a personal plan for reducing risks associated with alcohol or drug use.
  • BASICS is open to any student who wants to discuss alcohol or drug use.*

To make an appointment Call the Student Health Center and ask for a BASICS appointment.

*BASICS does not fulfill requirements for a DUI evaluation or class.

Comments from Students who have Attended BASICS

  • "My Basics instructor helped me out a lot and I think everyone should go through this training freshman year."
  • "The BASICS program was very informative and extremely well structured. I would recommend it to students even if they received no citation."
  • "Helpful to be able to talk about issues in a closed environment. Thanks."

Quitting Tobacco Use

Most people who are successful in quitting tobacco use do these things:

  1. Decide to Quit
  2. Set a Date
  3. Make a Plan to learn new skills and behaviors (why do you smoke, and what will you do instead?)
  4. Get Medication and use it correctly (especially if you smoke >10 cigarettes a day and/or smoke within 30 minutes of waking up in the AM)

We are here to help!

Resources

  • Pick up a Tobacco Quit Kit at the Wellness Center, Wayne Hall, 2nd Floor. The Kit contains a booklet that will guide you through the cessation process, along with candy, gum and "fidgets".
  • Call Student Health Services to schedule an appointment with the Tobacco Cessation Coordinator.

Free Apps for QUITTERS

  • QuitGuide: Prepare to quit smoking and support for the days and weeks ahead. Share via Facebook or Twitter. Solutions to handle cravings.
  • Since iQuit: Track how long since you stopped smoking, and money saved.
  • Quit Smoking: Cessation Nation: Count days quit, money saved, cigarettes not smoked and get distracted if you have an urge.
  • Get Rich or Die Smoking: How much $$ do you spend on tobacco? What could you buy instead?

Web Resources

  • Visit QuitNet for tips, resources, and a personalized quit plan. Free for Chester County Residents.
  • Call the PA Department of Health 24-hour Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW. Ask about FREE medication for quitting tobacco use for PA residents.
    • The TTY number for the PA Quitline is 877-777-6534.
  • For more information about a personal plan, visit Smokefree.gov
  • I QUIT! : What To Do When You're Sick of Smoking, Chewing, or Dipping

Alcohol Education and Programming Grants

The Alcohol Education and Programming Grant is funded by fines paid by students who have had alcohol/drug related judicial violations.

Grants of $500-$1000 are available to support Alcohol/Drug Education and Programming. Funds must be used in the specified semester.

The purpose of this grant is to promote healthy decision-making related to alcohol/drug use and support decisions to reduce/avoid use by engaging in alcohol free social opportunities.

Learn More

Resources

On Campus

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) Programs
    Student Health Services
    610-430-4194
  • WCU Counseling & Psychological Services
    610-436-2301

12-Step Meetings

There are many local meeting places and times. Times do change; please call to confirm or check. Click the Find a Meeting link on the left and select a location and time.

If you would like to meet another student to attend with please contact the ATOD staff through the Student Health Center.

Alcoholics Anonymous:

Narcotics Anonymous:

Evaluation and Treatment

If you would like assistance with your insurance and setting up an appointment please contact the ATOD staff through the Student Health Center.

Al-anon meetings

Meet others who live or have lived with the problem of alcohol abuse or alcoholism.

  • West Chester
    Calvary Lutheran Church
    Rosedale Ave. & New St.
    West Chester, PA
    Thursday mornings at 10:00am

For a complete list of locations visit the Pennsylvania Area Al-Anon website.