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Hoos in Recovery Lunch Meeting

Monday, August 31, 2015 to Monday, December 7, 2015

Noon-1:00 pm,  Newcomb Hall Room 360 EVERY MONDAY during the academic session

All students in recovery from substance abuse or concerned about their drinking/drug use are invited to attend our meetings.  FREE LUNCH provided by the Parents Committee!


Fourth-Year Bodo’s Bagel Brunch

Monday, November 16, 2015

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Pavilion VI

Free Bodo’s, coffee, hot chocolate and tea for 4th years.   Free shirts for the first 500 4th years who pledge not to attempt the 4th year 5th.

Sponsored by ADAPT.

Mixed Drinks, Mixed Emotions: Alcohol Abuse and Mental Health

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tuesday at 7:00 pm, Newcomb Ballroom

Ross Szabo   Susan Grossman Memorial Speaker

Fulfills FOA requirements!

How many times have you seen a friend openly discuss all of their emotions while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and never talk about it again? Sometimes they forget what they have said. Other times they are too afraid to deal with it. A lot of times people are more comfortable addressing their emotions while they are inebriated.  Self-medication has been one way college students have coped with difficult situations for many years, but it doesn’t have to continue.

Forty-eight percent of young people with a substance use disorder have a co-occurring mental health issue. It is important to address the reasons why students may be binge-drinking, abusing substances, driving under the influence and engaging in negative behavior. The average college student today is facing overwhelming amounts of stress, workloads, transition, pressure and mental health problems. Often times they suffer in silence, hiding their fears until they become too large to deal with. This program addresses the ties between substance abuse and mental health. The goals are to break down the stereotypes surrounding expression of emotion in order to help young people function at their highest level and teach students effective coping mechanisms.

Co-sponsored by the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, the Office of the Dean of Students, the Department of Athletics, ADAPT, and the Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.

Hoos in Recovery Panel Discussion

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wednesday, 8:30 pm

Newcomb Kaleidoscope

*Fulfils FOA Requirements*

A group of UVA students in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction will talk about their experiences.