Summer is a great time for fun with family and friends. Many summer activities and social events feature alcohol. But, remember excessive drinking is dangerous during any season.
The Family Health Clinic wants you wants you to be both safe and healthy when it comes to alcohol.
First and foremost, there are alternatives to consuming alcohol. There are numerous clubs, sporting events and activities that do not include it. Check out this link to see what student activities options are offered on Lewis and Clark’s Godfrey campus.
Did you know it’s also against policy to possess or consume alcohol on campus or even be under the influence of alcohol on campus unless you are over the legal age of 21?
Or, that alcohol can only be consumed on campus at a function where it is provided under the College’s liquor license?
In addition to breaking Illinois law, violations of the Student Conduct Code are subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.
But most importantly, we CARE about you. If you must drink, please drink responsibly. Recommendations for “safer” drinking advise people to consume no more than one drink per hour and no more than three drinks per day. But, what is “one” drink? It depends on the type of alcohol.
According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Alcoholism is the nation’s #1 public health problem. It is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if left untreated. Addiction to alcohol affects people of all ages regardless of income, educational background, country of origin, ethnicity, sexuality and community where they live.
Anyone can become addicted to alcohol or be affected by another person’s addiction—especially friends and family members. However, people can and do recover. In fact, it is estimated that as many as 20 million individuals and family members are living lives in recovery!!
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence wants you to remember: Addiction is a disease, treatment is available and recovery brings joy.
The Family Health Clinic is here to help you if you have concerns about your drinking. Please call (618) 468-6800 or come by today. We’re in Fobes 1525, Monday—Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.