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As a college student, you face many different choices surrounding alcohol and other drugs

The Center for Prevention is here for you if you have any questions or concerns about your own or a friend's behavior. We have compiled a list of resources and information for you.​

Track Your Use 

Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO and Marijuana eCHECKUP TO GO are interactive web surveys that allow you to enter information about your drinking/marijuana use patterns and receive feedback. The assessment takes about 10 minutes to complete and does not require contact with an administrator.

What does it ask about?
When you access eCHECKUP TO GO, it will ask you to enter information about your patterns of use, amount of money spent, and lifestyle choices. The eCHECKUP TO GO calculates a number of variables and compares your responses to national and local college norms. Your personalized feedback is displayed in an easy-to-read format. If you would like to visit with someone about your use, contact us at the Center for Prevention.

​Tips for Self Care

Underage use of alcohol or use of illicit drugs is a violation of University policy and state law. If you choose to use alcohol, however, use responsibly as your safety is paramount. Here are strategies to help support your safety:
  1. ​Eat before you drink. Eating before you drink will slow down the absorption of alcohol, helping to keep your BAC relatively low.

  2. Stay Hydrated. Make sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after drinking alcohol to ensure you stay hydrated.

  3. Know your limit. The best you will feel is when you reach a BAC of .05 which is approximately 1 - 2 drinks an hour depending on your body size. Anything more will produce negative side effects instead of the "fun" side effects of drinking.

  4. Know what's in your drink. A standard drink is considered 1.5 oz. of hard liquor, 12 oz. of beer, and 5 oz. of wine. Do NOT 

  5. Track how much you drink. Moderate or "Low-Risk" Drinking is considered:​​

    • ​​For men: No more than 4 drinks on any single day AND no more than 14 drinks per week

    • For women: No more than 3 drinks on any single day AND no more than 7 drinks per week

  6. Bring a buddy. Always stick with a friend while drinking.​

  7. Always walk home with someone. Consider downloading and using the app Companion to stay connected for friends and family.

Get Support In Recovery

StartYourRecovery.org is a free, confidential tool that helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. It was developed with the input of leading clinicians, experts from leading organizations, and people in recovery themselves. Here, you can hear stories from people with similar life experiences, discover the answers they need for recognizing and dealing with substance use issues, and locate support. Family and friends can learn about addiction and how to encourage treatment and support sober living on the website.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Welcome to AA Wisconsin, a state-wide recovery resource devoted to supporting the men and women of Wisconsin. AA Wisconsin helps individuals struggling with alcoholism find the help they need on a local basis. Discover Wisconsin Alcoholics Anonymous meetings per county or city, and take the next step to overcome alcohol addiction. Please click here

Know the Consequences

If you choose to use alcohol or other drugs, be aware of the possible consequences. Alcohol and other drugs have the potential to impact your social, financial, and academic life in ways you may not realize.

UW-Stevens Point Consequences

UW-Stevens Point cares deeply about the safety and health of all students. The student conduct process at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is an integral part of the educational mission of the university. The University's student conduct system emphasizes the development of each student’s acceptance of his/her own personal and social responsibilities. A compassionate and supportive approach to student conduct is employed whenever possible.​ For information about the sanctions associated with violation of University policies, see the Alcohol and Drug Rights and Responsibilities brochure​.

State / City Consequences

Listed below are some of the fines and possible ordinances that address alcohol and other drug use in our community. 

​​18.09(1)(a) ​Alcohol-Prohibited Use or Possession $200.50​
​18.09(1)(b) Alcohol-Prohibited Procurement or Dispensation​ $200.50​
18.09(2)(a)​ Possession of drug paraphernalia $​326.50
​18.09(3)(a) ​Possession of marijuana ​$389.50
​18.10(1)(a) ​Assaultive behavior ​$358.00
​18.10(2) ​Prohibited Containers in spectator facilities ​$200.50
​18.12(8) ​Vandalism (Vehicle, Building, Sign, All Other) ​$263.50

Social Hosting Ordinance:

The social hosting ordinance is a new ordinance that holds persons responsible for hosting events or gatherings where persons under 21 years of age possess or consume alcohol regardless of whether the person hosting the event or gathering supplied the alcohol.  The persons who host an event or gathering does not have to be present at the gathering to be held responsible.  Violations of this ordinance may be subject to up to $2,000 plus the cost of prosecution.

Chronic Nuisance

The chronic nuisance policy holds any premises, including a manufactured home community, accountable for generating 3 or more responses from the Stevens Point Police Department for nuisance activities.  If the premise has received more than the level of general and adequate police service they will be held accountable.  The owners of the premise will be charged with costs associated with abating the chronic nuisance activities. If you are visited by the police more than 3 times you are eligible for being charged.​

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