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Alcohol & Other Drug Education

 

As a student you will make choices concerning your use of Alcohol and/or other drugs. You may have already made the choice as to what role alcohol and drugs will play in your life in High School or before. The decision to use will have an impact on your life in many areas including your academics, finances, and your personal well being. Your decisions in this area will need to be healthy ones. You should always know the facts about your body and what effect addictive substances have on your body and mind.



What are the facts about alcohol and drugs?


Fact: It is illegal to drink alcohol before you are 21 years old. Did you know that you could receive a minor in possession (MIP) charge for simply holding someone's drink for them? If issued an MIP you could face a possible fine, mandated counseling sessions, community service hours, or even jail time.


Fact: A driver is considered under the influence if his/her Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is 0.08% or higher. Did you know that you can be issued a DWI for operating not only a motor vehicle, but also any other means of conveyance? A first offense DWI is punishable by a fine of $300 - $1000 and 10 days - 6 months imprisonment (exceptions are in place).


What can counseling offer me and/or my friends?


Counseling services offers both individual and group counseling for the students of Louisiana Tech University. Assessments are made available and include but are not limited to the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) and the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI).

Individual and group sessions are set up by appointment or walk in and can be made by calling (318)257-2488 or visiting Keeny Hall, Room 310.


Tell me about group counseling!


The Alcohol and other drug Individualized Management Group, or AIM for short, is a closed process group consisting of 5 to 8 individuals (male and female) concerned about making healthier decisions centering on the use of alcohol and drugs. The AIM experience consists of a confidential intake session, four group sessions, alcohol and drug use assessments, and the processing of the role alcohol and drugs has played in your life.

The group runs twice a quarter from Fall quarter through the Spring quarter.

Enrollment is by appointment with Chris Medley, MA, LPC Intern. He can be reached by calling (318)257-2488 or visiting Kenny Hall, Room 310.