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Gordie Center

for Substance Abuse Prevention

Substance Abuse Prevention Week

In the week leading up to the last home football game at UVA, ADAPT coordinates a number of events to prevent substance abuse and promote safe drinking habits among all students.


4th year "Remember the Game” Pledge Drive

November 7-11

The first 700 fourth-year students who sign the Remember The Game pledge receive a free long-sleeve pocket 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 11. 

Funded by the Parents Fund, IFC, ISC and UJC.  Sponsored by ADAPT, Class of 2017, IFC, ISC UJC and #Hoos Got Your Back.

Tabling locations:

  • Monday, November 7, 11:30am -1:30pm - Pavilion VI (Bodo's Brunch event)
  • Tuesday, November 8, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm - outside Alderman Library (rain site = Newcomb 2nd floor)
  • Wednesday, November 9, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Whispering Wall @ Newcomb (rain site = Student Health 1st floor lobby)
  • Wednesday, November 9, 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm - Newcomb Ballroom hallway (Molecules that Monkey with Your Mind event)
  • Thursday, November 10, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Whispering Wall @ Newcomb (rain site = Newcomb 2nd floor)
  • Thursday, November 10, 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm - Monroe 122 (Hoos in Recovery event)
  • Friday, November 11, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Corner of JPA & Brandon Avenue by Student Health (rain site = Student Health 1st floor lobby)

4th Year Bodo's Brunch

Monday, November 7th, 11:30am - 1:30pm,  Pavilion VI

Free Bodos, coffee and hot chocolate for 4th years ONLY.  The first 700 4th years who sign the pledge to "Remember the Game" get a long sleeve pocket tee!  Funded by the Parents Fund.  Sponsored by ADAPT, Class of 2017, IFC, ISC, UJC and #Hoos Got Your Back.


 

Molecules that Monkey with Your Mind

Wednesday, November 9, 7:00pm,  Newcomb Hall Ballroom

Presented by Dr. Linda Hancock, Susan Grossman Memorial Speaker

Examine what’s normal and what’s not about molecule use and answer the question: "What's the most devastating drug?"  Using interactive audience feedback technology and YouTube videos, you’ll have fresh thinking about alcohol and other drugs, learn how to reduce harm and be empowered to step up and help friends in need.

Satisfies FOA Requirements

See Facebook event @ https://www.facebook.com/events/1239003922808387/

Touched by Addiction (prior to and following presentation)

Addiction can be a hidden disease that affects many people. In order to raise awareness about the ripple effect of addiction, members of Hoos in Recovery will be asking students to trace their hand if their life (self, family, friend) has been "touched" by addiction.  Information about Hoos in Recovery will also be provided.

Sponsored by the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Office of the Dean of Students, Department of Athletics and ADAPT Peer Educators


Hoos in Recovery Panel

Thursday, November 10, 7:00 pm, Monroe 122

Students in recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction will speak about their experiences. 

Satisfies FOA requirements. Sponsored by Hoos in Recovery and ADAPT 

See Facebook Event @ https://www.facebook.com/events/1238267996212262/

Touched by Addiction (prior to and following panel)

Addiction can be a hidden disease that affects many people. In order to raise awareness about the ripple effect of addiction, members of Hoos in Recovery will be asking students to trace their hand if their life (self, family, friend) has been "touched" by addiction.  Information about Hoos in Recovery will also be provided.


Fourth-Year 5K

Saturday, November 11, 8:00 am, Amphitheatre

Register at Student Health's Office of Health Promotion, at tabling dates/locations below (October 31 - November 11) or online http://www.virginia.edu/studenthealth/peer/5k.html

  • Monday- Thursday: 10am - 3pm at the Whispering Wall outside of Newcomb
  • Friday: 10am - 3pm outside of the Bank of America on the Corner
  • Monday- Friday: 9am-5pm in the Office of Health Promotion in the lower level of Student Health
  • Race day!! Saturday, November 12: 7:00-7:30am, Amphitheater, $15 4th years, $20 all others, cash only