Division of Student Affairs > Support Services > Health & Wellness > Alcohol & Substance Misuse Prevention
First-year students as well as upperclassman, graduate students, and non-traditional students are at risk for increased alcohol use and misuse during their studies. In addition to providing support for those in recovery or those who are substance-free, HPW also educates on harm reduction strategies in order to decrease risk potential for those who do decide to drink.
Cannabis is now the second most commonly used drug among college students. HPW engages students in discussion and education around cannabis to empower them to make informed decisions.
Are you starting to question your relationship with alcohol and drugs? Are you concerned about a family member or friend's use? Learn about the resources at DePaul that will be most helpful to you.
HPW can provide education about alcohol and other drugs in the classroom at an instructor's request. Initiatives such as Alcohol Awareness Days strive to reach the student body as a whole, with programs providing direct education about harm reduction or raising awareness of the impact of substance abuse.
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The alcohol & substance abuse prevention specialist helps students to make healthy and responsible substance use choices that contribute to wellness and safety, while avoiding harm to self and others. The specialist - in collaboration with campus colleagues - seeks to improve campus safety by promoting more moderate, realistic images of students' behaviors in addition to harm reduction education. The alcohol & substance abuse prevention specialist works with individual students, does outreach and programming for the campus as a whole, and collaborates with community stakeholders.