Fall Observance of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
Focuses Campus Attention on Alcohol Abuse Prevention
It starts with your decisions.
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We hope that your campus will join more than 1,000 colleges and universities in the United States who recognize the importance of campus prevention efforts addressing alcohol abuse and impaired driving prevention.
The BACCHUS Network™ proudly supports the Inter-Association Task Force on Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Issues in promoting National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. This is because NCAAW is a valuable opportunity for peer education groups to help focus campus-wide attention on the alcohol abuse issue. Although we know that many of our affiliates actively program on this topic year-round, NCAAW is valuable in building and promoting your alcohol abuse and impaired driving prevention program and campus resources in a creative and effective manner.
The first few months of the academic year are critical times to convey your campus’ unique essages about alcohol abuse to all students, new and returning, so that tragedies can be avoided and healthy and safe lifestyles remain the norm. NCAAW is the foundation to building a year-round program that keeps alcohol abuse prevention at the forefront and assists students in finding support for alcohol-related issues. Alcohol abuse prevention is not a one-week activity; promoting responsible alcohol consumption is a year round effort.
In order to provide a comprehensive approach to the issues of alcohol abuse and impaired driving, it is important to recognize the connection between the two. The key cause of impaired driving is alcohol abuse, and since the two are so closely connected, the iChoose programming manual includes an extensive overview of both topics. This manual also features programs pertaining to both alcohol abuse and impaired driving prevention, allowing you to choose the ones that best suit your campus.
The NCAAW iChoose Campaign contains the message of student empowerment to make safe choices, to take care of friends, to keep safe by not drinking to excess, to secure a safe ride, to avoid driving after drinking, and to never ride with a driver who has been drinking.
These campaign resources will assist you in creating an exceptional series of NCAAW and impaired driving prevention events and in determining which educational efforts will best assist you in your development of a comprehensive prevention program.
We are dedicated to making campuses safer and more enjoyable for everyone. From campus security, to fraternities and sororities, athletics, residence halls, and peer education programs, we all have a vested interest in making NCAAW activities a meaningful part of year-round prevention efforts.