The past several years have presented significant challenges for many & we care about your health and wellbeing during this period of uncertainty and adversity. During times of heightened stress, some people turn to alcohol and drugs to try to manage or cope with their stress and anxiety. If you need help, we want you to know there are resources available.
What We Do
We are an on-campus program that works to support our community and to ensure the safety, success, and well-being of K students through:
How to Respond in an Emergency
Symptoms to be aware of…
How to Stay Safe and Be Responsible
A lot of times we hear these phrases “Be Safe” or “Be Responsible”, but what does that mean in relation to drinking or drugs?
Get started by:
- Knowing the amounts and effects of alcohol
- Knowing the amounts and effects of cannabis
- Reviewing the checklist to make safe choices
Amounts and Effects
Alcohol Amounts and Effects
- Do the Math
- one drink = 12 oz. beer
- one drink = 4 to 5 oz. of wine
- one drink = 1 oz. of hard alcohol
- Our body metabolizes approximately one alcoholic drink per hour—there is no way of speeding it up
- High Risk drinking is defined as consuming five or more drinks on one occasion
Cannabis Amounts and Effects
- Do the Math
- 1-3 hours for full effect
- 4-6 hour duration depending on THC level
- Edibles are highly potent and can have a greater risk for negative effects
- Use slowly and in a safe environment
Make Safe Choices
Before you go out:
- Choose a friend or group of friends to go with.
- Plan! Where are you going, who are you meeting, and how are you getting home?
- Charge your cellphone.
While you’re there:
- Alternate non-alcoholic beverages with alcoholic beverages or abstain from drinking alcohol altogether.
- Check in with each other throughout the night to make sure everyone is feeling good and having fun.
- Never leave a drink unattended.
When the party’s over:
- Don’t let an intoxicated friend go home with a stranger. If you wouldn’t let your friend drive drunk, don’t let them leave with a stranger drunk.
- Check in to make sure everyone got home safe. If you can’t reach one of your group members, get help.
- If someone at the party/bar/club behaved in a way that made you or others feel uncomfortable or unsafe, talk about it. Support others who bring up these issues.