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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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 26, 2013.
Each year, ADAPT promotes safety for Halloween. They provide programming and materials that present students with relevant information about how to stay safe on Halloween. This includes safe drinking habits, using the buddy system to get home, being aware of strangers in costumes, and carrying identification with you at all times.
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) peer educators plan a variety of educational programs to promote safe Halloween behaviors.
ADAPT hosted Reverse Trick or Treating (750 free Halloween cups with candy)
Be a superhero, and take care of your friends!
HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS
For the full text of Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer Lampkin's email to students, click HERE:
The first 1,000 fourth-year students who sign the I’ll Remember The Game pledge will receive a free pair of sunglasses and stadium cup. Pedge forms are available at all events and presentations, and at the Gordie Center (170 Rugby Road, Lower Level of Madison House) 10/28 - 11/01 between 9am-5pm.
SAAW is a week of fun and educational programs geared toward raising the awareness of dangerous drinking habits at the University. It is held every year during the week before the last home football game. The programs cover a wide range of topics, including facts about alcohol and drug abuse, treatment of problem behavior, and tips on how to have responsibility for oneself and others.
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.