Substance Use Education Week - April 15 - 19, 2019

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Event Descriptions

Campus Outreach

  • Join the IMPACT peer educators around campus to #GetYourKnowledgeFix. Ever wonder what percentage of students on campus use “study drugs”? What’s the average amount of THC in marijuana these days? Learn the answers to these questions and more and receive awesome Hokie Wellness swag!
  • April 15th, Dietrick Hall Plaza, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • April 16th, Lavery Hall Plaza, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Pot Luck Panel: We Bring the Food, You Bring the Questions!

  • It’s the best kind of pot don't have to bring any food! Free dinner will be provided, we just want your presence, questions, and curiosity. We will have four panelists from a variety of backgrounds including public health, neuroscience, sociology, and community services. No prior knowledge or participation is required, we just hope you'll join us for an informative discussion and learn with us as we navigate a complicated topic for many.
  • April 17th, Newman Library Multipurpose Room, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
  • Register Here!

REVIVE! Opioid Overdose Trainings

  • The opioid epidemic is a public health crisis and has been in the forefront of the news for a few years now. Any person, no matter their age, income, or any other demographic, can experience and suffer from addiction. Knowing how to respond and possibly reverse an opioid overdose can save someone’s life and might help them access needed resources for recovery. Come learn more about opioids and addiction, how to respond in an emergency, and get the reversal drug, Narcan/Naloxone, to take with you.
  • April 18th, McBryde Hall, 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. OR 7:45 - 9 p.m.
  • Register Here!

When should you be worried about you or a friend’s substance use?

Signs that alcohol, marijuana, or another substance could be having a negative impact on your life:

  • Continued use despite negative effects on relationships, mental or physical health, or academics
  • Having a high tolerance (needing more to achieve the desired effect)
  • Stopping participation in activities you used to enjoy because of your use
  • Using a substance as a way to cope with stress, mental or physical health concerns, grief, etc.
  • Spending a great deal of time getting, using, or recovering from alcohol or another drug

Reach out to us for free and non-judgmental resources, education, and one-on-one consultations.