There are lots of myths out there about alcohol and other drugs. We're here to offer the most research-based information available.
Source: Seattle University National College Health Assessment, Undergraduate, 2019
There are lots of misperceptions about alcohol and college students and we want you to know what's really going on. Here are some of the results from our latest campus study about student health behaviors.
If you choose to drink, it's important to know how much alcohol is in your drink. 12 oz of beer, 5 oz of wine, or 1.5 oz of liquor (80 proof) all have the same amount of alcohol in them, making them standard drinks.
A confidential online program designed to help you reflect on our choices related to alcohol. Students can discuss their results in person by scheduling an appointment to meet with a staff member or a trained peer in the Health and Wellness Crew (HAWC) by emailing email@example.com.
Whether you're concerned about your drinking or looking to support a friend, we're here to help. Students can schedule an appointment to meet with a staff member or a trained peer in the Health and Wellness Crew (HAWC) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This screening is a quick way to determine if you or someone you care about may need to reach out to a doctor or mental health professional for an evaluation. It is educational, not diagnostic.
If you're in recovery and looking to connect with other SU students, the Director of Wellness and Health Promotion maintains a private list of students who have expressed interest in sharing their contact information to build a supportive network together, join each other at meetings, or plan sober social events. Ryan Hamachek can be reached at 206-296-2593 or email@example.com to discuss this network.
Alcoholics Anonymous often referred to as AA, is for people with a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership. Visit the meeting directory for the most updated list and to find meetings near campus.
Al-Anon is for family and friends who are worried about someone with a drinking problem. Members share their experience, strength, and hope with one another, in recognition of the ways addiction impacts their relationship with a loved one, regardless of whether the alcoholic in their life has sought help or recognizes the problem. Visit the meeting directory for the most updated list of meetings. There are currently two Al-Anon meeting groups on campus:
Pathways To Recovery Step Study AFG: Sundays at 12 p.m. in STCN 122
Focus On Gratitude AFG: Thursdays at 7 a.m. in STCN 122
Alateen is a peer support group for teens who are struggling with the effects of someone else’s problem drinking. Many Alateen groups meet at the same time and location as an Al-Anon group. Alateen meetings are open only to teenagers. Alateen is not a program for young people seeking sobriety.
Students often think cannabis use is more common than it actually is, so here's what we know based on our latest campus study.
You'll notice this language is not totally consistent across our site as many of our resources use these words interchangeably- but where we can help it, we use the term "cannabis."
We're intentional about using the word "cannabis" because this word is a more accurate identifier of the plant. Because of the harmful history behind the word "marijuana," we encourage our campus to think critically about this history and it's impact today. Learn more here and contact us with any questions!
A confidential online program designed to help you reflect on our choices related to marijuana. Students can discuss their results in person by scheduling an appointment to meet with a staff member or a trained peer in the Health and Wellness Crew (HAWC) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
New research continues to emerge related to cannabis and we're committed to providing the most science-based information available. These short, interactive modules answer frequently asked questions on topics related to cannabis and are provided by the Alcohol and Drug Institute at the University of Washington.
State laws and university policies differ when it comes to cannabis. This section is intended to be educational, please refer to specific laws and policies for the most updated information.
The WA Recovery Help Line, a service of Crisis Clinic, is a 24-hour crisis intervention and referral line for those struggling with issues related to mental health, substance abuse, and problem gambling. Professionally trained volunteers and staff provide confidential support and referrals to detox, treatment, and recovery support groups.
Are you a teen with questions about drug or alcohol use, gambling issues or mental health? Every evening from 6-10pm teen volunteers are available to talk with you about any issue, big or small.
Cannabis is a narcotic, in addition to other narcotic drugs such as opiates, heroin, cocaine and other drugs.
Narcotics Anonymous, often referred to as NA, is for people with a desire to live drug free. There are no dues or fees for NA membership. Find a meeting close to campus here.
Teaching Responsible Alcohol Choices 1 (TRAC 1) is a 90-minute group class specifically designed for students who have been found responsible for violating SU's alcohol policy. Prior to attending, students are required to complete the eCHECKUP TO GO online and register for the class. Please note that in order to view upcoming TRAC 1 classes below, you must be logged into ConnectSU prior to clicking the link.
Teaching Responsible Alcohol Choices 2 (TRAC 2) is a 60-minute individual meeting to discuss your use of alcohol. Prior to the meeting, students need to complete the eCHECKUP TO GO online and should bring their printed (or digital) results with them to the appointment. Schedule TRAC 2 here, or email email@example.com.
Cannabis and Other Drug Education 1 (CODE 1) is a 90-minute group class specifically designed for students who have been found responsible for violating SU's cannabis/marijuana policy. Prior to attending, students are required to complete eCHECK UP TO GO online and register for the class. Please note that in order to view upcoming CODE 1 classes below, you must be logged into ConnectSU prior to clicking the link.
Cannabis and Other Drug Education 2 (CODE 2) is a 60-minute individual meeting to discuss your use of cannabis. Prior to the meeting, students need to complete the eCHECKUP TO GO online and should bring their printed (or digital) results with them to the appointment. Schedule CODE 2 here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
AlcoholEdu is an online course that is assigned as a sanction for violating Seattle U's alcohol policy. Students at Seattle U can access the course by creating an account and using the registration code: 2fdeb9af
Think About It: Drugs is an online course assigned as a sanction for violating the University's narcotics policy. Seattle U students will use their university login information to access this course. If "Think About It: Drugs" does not display as an option after logging in, email ThinkAboutIt@seattleu.edu and we can add it as an available course.