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ALCOHOL - MARIJUANA & OTHER DRUGS - VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT 
TOBACCO - GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH - DEPRESSION & SUICIDE 
NUTRITION & EATING DISORDERS - SEXUAL HEALTH - GAMBLING 


 

ALCOHOL

UWG resources:
http://www.westga.edu/~health/ 
Health Services      678-839-6452
Health Education    678-839-4164 
http://www.westga.edu/~sdev/  Student Development offering substance abuse and personal counseling 678-839-6428

 

 

On-line resources for information and assistance:
http://www.bacchusnetwork.org/ – BACCHUS is a network of more than 32,000 student leaders and advisors who work with over eight million peers on more than 900 campuses throughout the world.  This website focuses on college and young adult issues including alcohol, sex, tobacco, and wellness.

http://www.b4udrink.org/ – Blood Alcohol Educator is a website providing information with a drink calculator and virtual bar
 
http://www.campusblues.com/ – information for athletes on alcohol and drug use and related issues

www.cspinct.org/booze - Center for Science in the Public Interest provides “Booze News” . . . .

http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.com/ – a comprehensive research-based website addressing issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students; myths are debunked and information provided on how to calculate blood alcohol content

http://www.alcoholscreening.org/ – site designed to help decide if you or someone you care about is at risk from alcohol use/abuse

www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/Cat2.html - a question and answer service for college students about just about everything in your life (provided by Columbia University)

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MARIJUANA & OTHER DRUGS

 

 

UWG resources:
http://www.westga.edu/~health/ 
Health Services- 678-839-6452
Health Education-678-839-4164
http://www.westga.edu/counseling/   Counseling and Career Development offering substance abuse and personal counseling 678-839-6428

On-line resources for information and assistance:
http://www.abovetheinfluence.com/ – a very interactive website with lots of information for teens, college students and parents regarding commonly used/abused drugs; links for help

http://www.drugfree.org/ – lots of information, feature stories, personal testimonies, links for help

www.drugfreesport.com/rec - Resource Exchange Center providing information about NCAA banned substances and dietary supplements.  Go to Organization: NCAA Division II  Password: ncaa2

http://www.factsontap.org/ – College Student link; self assessment tool and lots of helpful links

http://www.drugscreening.org/ – a confidential check for you or your teammate

http://www.doitnow.org/ – check out interactive games and video clips; how much do you know about what you might be messing with?

http://www.campusblues.com/ – information for athletes on alcohol and drug use and related issues

www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/Cat2.html - a question and answer service for college students about just about everything in your life (provided by Columbia University)

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VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT

 

 

UWG resources:
http://www.westga.edu/~health/ 

www.rainn.org- Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network- the nations' largest anti-sexual violence organization.

Trained staff for sexual assault with counseling and 24 hour service by calling 678-839-6000
Health Services         678-839-6452
Health Education       678-839-4164
• PAW2S
• PEERS

Campus Police                                          678-839-6000
Counseling and Career Development         678-839-6428
Carroll County Rape Crisis                        770-834-7273 (770-834-RAPE)

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TOBACCO

 

UWG resources:
http://www.westga.edu/~health/ 
Health Services-678-8396452
Health Education- 678-839-4164

http://www.westga.edu/~sdev/  Counseling and Career Development offering substance abuse and personal counseling 678-839-6428

On-line resources for information and assistance:
http://www.tobaccofree.org/ – videos and quitting tips

http://www.quitnet.com/ – Smoking cessation site

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GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH

 

UWG resources:
http://www.westga.edu/~health/ 
Health Services 678-839-6452
Counseling and Career Development 678-839-6428

www.westga.edu/counseling  Counseling and Career Development offering substance abuse and personal counseling 678-839-6428

On-line resources for information and assistance:
http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/ – Screening for Mental Health programs include both in-person and online programs for depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, alcohol problems, and suicide prevention.

www.ncaa.org/health-safety - The NCAA’s official health and safety website. The NCAA provides resources and programs for its membership to develop policy and practices that help student-athletes make the proper choices for healthy lifestyles; including resources specific to the areas of sports, medicine, exercise, and safety.

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DEPRESSION & SUICIDE

 

UWG resources:
http://www.westga.edu/~health/  Health Services offering crisis counseling and referral assistance 678-839-6452

www.westga.edu/counseling Counseling and Career Development offering crisis and personal counseling 678-839-6428

On-line resources for information and assistance:
http://www.depression-screening.org/ – Take a free confidential depression screening test if you or one of your teammates might be dealing with depression.

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ - The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area. With over 130 crisis centers across the country, the mission is to provide immediate assistance to anyone seeking mental health services. Call for yourself, or someone you care about. Your call is free and confidential.

http://www.jedfoundation.org/ - The Jed Foundation is the nation’s leading organization working to prevent suicide and promote mental health among college students. They are guided by an expert board of mental health professionals in efforts to identify the underlying causes of suicide and produce effective prevention, awareness and intervention programs.
http://www.dbsalliance.org/ – This website has information, links to events, and resources all related to mood disorders.

www.westga.edu/prevent

www.westga.edu/UWGCares

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NUTRITION & EATING DISORDERS

UWG resources:
http://www.westga.edu/~health/
Health Services     678-839-6452
Health Education   678-839-4164 

 

On-line resources for information and assistance:
www.choosemyplate.gov - Choose my plate offers personalized eating plans, interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices, and advice to help you:
? Make smart choices from every food group.
? Find your balance between food and physical activity.
? Get the most nutrition out of your calories.
? Stay within your daily calorie needs.

http://www.nutritiondata.com/ - On Nutrition Data, you'll find detailed nutrition information, plus unique analysis tools that tell you more about how foods affect your health and make it easier to choose healthy foods.

http://www.foodfacts.info/ - Fast Food Facts is your source for the most up-to-date nutritional information on your favorite fast food for dieting and weight control; sugar levels for diabetics; carbs (carbohydrate) for low-carb dieters; and health & nutrition class projects for students and teachers.

http://www.campusblues.com/ - All complex problems require complex solutions. Period!  Help make Social Networking Technology a usable web of information, inspiration, responsibility and support necessary for improving high school and college graduation rates and raising America’s conscious understanding of “healing”.

www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/Cat3.html - Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet resource produced by the Alice!, Health Promotion Program at Columbia University— a division of Health Services at Columbia.

http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/ - The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest not-for-profit organization in the United States working to prevent eating disorders and provide treatment referrals to those suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and those concerned with body image and weight issues.

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SEXUAL HEALTH

 

UWG resources:
http://www.westga.edu/~health/ 
Health Services 678-839-6452  Services offering examinations, STD testing, condoms and contraception
Health Education 678-839-4164

http://www.westga.edu/~sdev/  Counseling and Career Development personal counseling 678-839-6428

On-line resources for information and assistance:
http://www.smartersex.org/ – Bacchus sponsored website geared for college students

http://www.cdc.gov/sexualhealth/ – from the Centers for Disease Control, information on sexually transmitted diseases

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