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Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention

  • Alcohol


    Alcohol is the number one drug that college students experiment with, and DePaul University chooses to acknowledge this fact and equip students with education about moderation and harm reduction.

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  • Cannabis


    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.

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  • Get Help

    Get Help

    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.

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  • Our Programs

    Our Programs

    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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  • Resources

    • Drug & Alcohol Abuse Hotlines
    • Drug & Alcohol Screenings
    • Substance Abuse Statistics/Data
    • Tobacco Cessation Plan
    • More...

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  • Quick Contacts

    • DePaul Public Safety (Available 24/7)
      LPC: 7730.325.7777
      Loop: 312.362.8400
    • Chicago Police
      For Emergencies - Call 911
    • AOD Contact
      Office of Health Promotion & Wellness
      Lincoln Park Student Center, Suite 302
      2250 N Sheffield Ave.
    • Alcohol & Drug Abuse Action Helpline
    • Dean of Students Contact
      Lincoln Park Student Center, Suite 307
      2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
  • DePaul University Statement Regarding Alcohol and Other Drugs

    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.