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ADAPT is dedicated to addressing the issues of alcohol and other drug abuse in the University of Virginia community. As peer educators, we promote awareness, provide educational outreach, and serve as accessible resources for our fellow students. Our primary purpose is to minimize the abuse of alcohol and other drugs in an effort to promote a healthier environment at our University.
Request a Presentation ADAPT members have been trained on a variety of topics relating to substance abuse and are familiar with additional resources available to U.Va. students. To schedule an educational program with ADAPT members you must submit complete and submit the program request form. You may also email ADAPT at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an ADAPT peer educator, you can help promote awareness, provide educational outreach, and serve as an accessible resource to other University students. ADAPT strives to alleviate some of the problems related to alcohol and drug use and abuse around Grounds through education programs and special events like Safe Spring Break and Substance Abuse Awareness Week. As a peer education group, we are looking for dedicated, responsible students who are passionate about the concern of alcohol and other drug abuse at U.Va. and who demonstrate a strong commitment to better our community. Recruitment is held in the spring and consists of an application and interview. To receive spring 2015 recruitment information, email email@example.com.
ADAPT coordinates a weekly e-mail to 1,500 subscribers that details activities that are not alcohol-based and that are open to the public. To subscribe, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "subscribe hoos-sober."
Every year during National Hazing Prevention Week, campuses across the country partcipate in this event. Past events have included a screening of HAZE: The Movie, a panel discussion, and a banner contest. This year, National GORDIEday will take place on Thursday, September 25, 2014.
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) peer educators plan a variety of educational programs to promote safe Halloween behaviors.
ADAPT and One Less will be handing out free cups of Halloween candy to students! The first 500 students who sign the pledge to be an active bystander this Halloween will receive a light-up wand.
Take the Halloween Pledge:
On my honor, as a UVA student, I pledge to take care of my friends this Halloween by:
Have a Safe Halloween!
HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS
The first 500 fourth-year students who sign the I’ll Remember The Game pledge will receive a free long-sleeve tee and stadium cup. Pledge forms are available at all events and presentations, and at the Gordie Center (lower level of Student Health - 400 Brandon Ave.) November 18-21 between 9am-5pm.
Click HERE for the full schedule.
Safe Spring Break activities are designed to encourage students to stay safe and responsible during the break. ADAPT sponsors flyers, ads, and staffed awareness tables to distribute information and free Spring Break Kits.
ADAPT efforts to prevent impaired driving at the Foxfield Races were recognized as a model program in the Bacchus and Gamma “Along These Lines” Impaired Driving Prevention Programming Manual and Resource Guide. In 2011, the Foxfield education program was recognized by the National Organizations for Youth Safety as the 2nd best program held as part of National Youth Traffic Safety Month.