Connection Alcohol and Other Drug Program
Information for Shippensburg University Students.
Alcohol and drug use can lead to misuse and abuse. If you are worried about yourself or a friend, please don't hesitate to contact the Connection Program. All communications are kept confidential and students will not get in trouble for sharing alcohol or drug use with a Connection Program staff member. You can reach the program director directly at (717) 477-1536 or email@example.com.
Physical signs of alcohol or drug abuse
that are bloodshot or pupils that are smaller or larger than normal.
nosebleeds could be related to snorted drugs (meth or cocaine).
in appetite or sleep patterns. Sudden weight loss or weight gain.
without a history of epilepsy.
in personal grooming or physical appearance.
coordination, injuries/accidents/bruises that they won’t or can’t tell you
about- they don’t know how they got hurt.
smells on breath, body, or clothing.
tremors, incoherent or slurred speech, impaired or unstable coordination.
Behavioral signs of alcohol or drug abuse
class, declining grades, getting in trouble at school.
in attendance and performance at work- loss of interest in extracurricular
activities, hobbies, sports or exercise- decreased motivation.
money, valuables, prescription or prescription drugs, borrowing and stealing
isolated, silent, withdrawn, engaging in secretive or suspicious behaviors.
with family values and beliefs.
with alcohol and drug-related lifestyle in music, clothing and posters.
more privacy, locking doors and avoiding eye contact.
change in relationships, friends, favorite hangouts, and hobbies.
getting into trouble (arguments, fights, accidents, illegal activities).
incense, perfume, air freshener to hide smell of smoke or drugs.
eye drops to mask bloodshot eyes and dilated pupils.
Psychological warning signs of alcohol or drug abuse
confusing change in personality and/or attitude.
mood changes, irritability, angry outbursts or laughing at nothing.
of unusual hyperactivity or agitation.
of motivation; inability to focus, appears lethargic or “spaced out.”
fearful, withdrawn, anxious, or paranoid, with no apparent reason.
Below is a list of several web sites that offers self-assessment opportunities.
While there are many websites that may be used for
informational purposes and self-assessments, it is important to remember that
online assessments are for educational purposes only. If you would like a more in-depth assessment or would like to talk to someone about your concerns, please contact the Connection Program at (717) 477-1164 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
a look into your drinking habits and how they may be affecting your health: http://www.rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/
that a college student would need to know about alcohol: http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/CollegeStudents/
interactive program developed by The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol
Responsibility which will educate the used about how alcohol consumption
affects Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC): http://www.b4udrink.org/
it means to live above the influence and helpful resources for yourself or a
friend that may need help: http://abovetheinfluence.com/
interactive experience that demonstrates how you have the ability to call the
shots when going out with your friends and how you can prevent something negative from happening: http://www.controltonight.com/
overview of alcohol consumption: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/overview-alcohol-consumption
out the impact of smoking on your health and your wallet: http://www.tobaccofreeu.org/caculator/index.asp