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Health Education & Promotion
Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Issues: Risk Reduction

ATOD Risk Reduction: Goals

Anticipate, plan for and respond to the needs and interests of a diverse and dynamic student body by providing services that:

  • Empower students to make healthy and responsible choices
  • Promote low-risk behavior and support non-use
  • Communicate negative consequences of high risk alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use
  • Communicate realities, and secondary effects of ATOD abuse
  • Employ strategies that influence environments as well as individuals
  • Reduce ATOD-related barriers to academic and social development
  • Build partnerships between administrators, faculty and students

ATOD Risk Reduction and Intervention Services Components

Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS)

TIPS is a two to three hour training that teaches students the skills they need to intervene in situations where their peers are misusing alcohol. Certified TIPS trainers conduct the training. Participants who pass a test at the training are TIPS certified for three years. The cost is $15.00 per person for materials.

Safe Party Initiative

The Safe Party Initiative aims to reduce problems related to college student drinking at parties in the Davis community. It focuses on creating safer party environments by building a closer sense of community between students and neighbors, promoting safety at parties and enhancing enforcement of alcohol-related laws and policies. This initiative is a collaborative effort between the City of Davis and the University of California, Davis. Health Education & Promotion receives funding from the Prevention Research Center to coordinate the Initiative at UC Davis.

Presentations

Health Education & Promotion has peer health education and professional staff available to address a number of health promotion topics. The Presentations page has a full list of presentations offered by our department.

e-CHUG!

Find out how your alcohol use compares to other UC Davis students by using e-CHUG.
UC Davis students can get a Safe Party water bottle, or a HEP promotional item by taking the e-CHUG quiz. Bring your Certificate of Completion (the last page of the e-CHUG Feedback Summary) to the Health Education & Promotion office on the Third Floor of the Student Health & Wellness Center building (across from the ARC), to get a Safe Party water bottle or a HEP promotional item (e.g. poster, Wellness Portal flying disc, etc). HEP is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM and Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Offer valid while supplies last.

ATOD Intervention Services

The ATOD Intervention Services Coordinator provides professional assessment and intervention services for ATOD concerns. To make an appointment with the ATOD Intervention Services Coordinator call 530.752.6334 or go to Health-e-Messaging to schedule online.

Where to Go for Help

If you think that you or a friend have a problem with alcohol, tobacco, or another drug, our Other Useful Links page lists some campus and community resources. Acknowledging that you need help does not mean you are an alcoholic or addict. ATOD Intervention Services staff do not label people. Services are free for registered UC Davis students.

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