HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Alcohol & Other Drug Education

About

Health and Wellness provides educational programs, consultation, and resource referrals around alcohol and other drugs, combining evidence-based intervention and prevention practices to support the campus community.

If you would like to schedule a presentation on alcohol or other drugs or would like to consult with someone about your individual alcohol and/or other drug use please contact Dr. Jason Kilmer at 206.543.7259 or email him at jkilmer@uw.edu.

eCHECKUP

Take a brief confidential screening survey by clicking on the eCHECKUP logo below. You will receive personalized feedback about:

  • Your personal risk patterns
  • Your individual level of alcohol tolerance
  • Your unique family risk factors
  • Harm reduction strategies
  • Helpful resources at the University of Washington and in our community

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BASICS

For some students, they may not be considering changes to their alcohol use at all; for others, they may be ambivalent about change or some who may not want to give up drinking but may identify unwanted effects from drinking that they would like to lessen.  BASICS is an empirically supported harm reduction intervention that uses students own feedback on what works for them and what doesn’t to have a discussion about use and possible impacts of use on their health and well being.

Graphic feedback highlights ways in which the student’s alcohol use could be having an unwanted impact, and explores strategies for drinking in a less dangerous or less risky way if the student makes the choice to drink. Studies have demonstrated significant reductions in drinking as well as reductions in unwanted consequences from drinking a full four years after completion of the 50 minute feedback session. To schedule a BASICS session please contact jkilmer@uw.edu.

Marijuana

Watch a short video of Dr. Jason Kilmer answer some common questions about marijuana:  https://gmmb.app.box.com/s/60uigz4fea5hz83fj4sw4zy24hge7mmh/file/179318631848

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has published the latest research and evidence about marijuana and it’s impacts on health: https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana

Hall Health Resource and Information on Marijuana: http://depts.washington.edu/hhpccweb/health-resource/marijuana-what-uw-students-need-to-know/

Support & Information

Seeking support for alcohol or drug recovery? Check out Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous for resources near you.

Resources to prevent drug abuse among college students: https://www.campusdrugprevention.gov/