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Substance Abuse Prevention Week

Make Your Game Plan and Remember the Game!

In the weeks leading up to the last home football games at UVA, ADAPT coordinates a number of events to prevent substance abuse and promote safe drinking habits among all students.  See a PDF of the full calendar HERE.

4th year "Remember the Game” Pledge Drive

November 16 – 21
The first 500 fourth-year students who sign the Remember The Game pledge receive a free long-sleeve tee shirt. Pledge forms will be available at all events and presentations, and at the Gordie Center (lower level of Student Health - 400 Brandon Ave.) Tuesday - Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm until November 20.
Tabling locations:
  • Tuesday, November 17, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - The Lawn
  • Wednesday, November 18, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Whispering Wall @ Newcomb (rain site = Newcomb 2nd floor)
  • Thursday, November 19, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Gordie Center on ground level of Student Health
  • Friday, November 20, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Corner of JPA & Brandon Avenue by Student Health

4th Year Bagel Brunch: Monday, November 16th, 11:30am - 1:30pm @ Pavilion VI

Free Bodos, coffee, hot chocolate and tea for 4th years ONLY.  The first 500 4th years who sign the pledge to "Remember the Game" get a long sleeve tee!  Funded by the Parents Committee, IFC, UJC and UVA Dining.

"Mixed Drinks, Mixed Emotions: Alcohol Abuse and Mental Health" - Tuesday, November 17th 7:00pm @ Newcomb Ballroom

Ross Szabo - Susan Grossman Memorial Speaker
Meets FOA requirement

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: Wednesday, November 18th 8:30pm @ Newcomb Kaleidoscope Room

A group of UVa students in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction will talk about their experiences.
Meets FOA requirement

Co-Sponsored by Hoos in Recovery and ADAPT

4th Year 5K: Saturday, November 21st 8:00am @ Amphitheater

Proceeds benefit the Leslie Baltz Foundation for Art History or Studio Art scholarships.
Sponsored by the Peer Health Educators.
Click HERE to register

Substance Abuse Prevention Week is coordinated by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) peer educators and sponsored by the Class of 2016, IFC, UJC, the Peer Health Educators, the Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, the Office of the Dean of Students, the Parents Committee and University Dining.