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Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week - Oct. 18-24, 2010

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Sometimes it's hard to know when someone's alcohol use is creating problems or becoming a dependency. The early signs may be subtle. Find out more when you Take a Look at Your Use of Alcohol or Other Drugs.

Tang Center's Social Services offers a variety of confidential and non-judgmental counseling services with alcohol and drug specialists. They can talk with you individually about your own use or that of a friend or family member. They will work with you on problem-solving, identifying resources, and strengthening coping skills. They also run student support groups where common concerns can be explored on a weekly basis. There are specific groups for students who are trying to reduce or cease their alcohol or other drug use. The following is a list of recent groups offered:

  • Early Alcohol/Drug Intervention: For students who are seeking strategies and support to stop drinking and using and/or stay clean and sober
  • Harm Reduction: For students who want support for reducing the negative effects of alcohol/drugs in their lives

Please stop by, call or visit for information on current groups. To enroll in a group, call Social Services at 510-642-6074.

Mandated Assessment or Counseling: Students who have alcohol violations are often mandated to attend an assessment with an Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) counselor. After the assessment, the student may be required to participate in individual or group counseling - usually emphasizing harm reduction strategies and skills, i.e. recognizing the risks of their drinking; how to handle high risk situations in which drinking is prevalent; how to set limits and monitor their drinking. New national data show that students who participate in this kind of counseling and education, whether mandated or voluntary, show a reduction in high-risk drinking and alcohol -related problems.

Tang Center's Health Promotion staff offer Health & Wellness Education and Coaching for students who want to figure out how to make simple changes to improve their overall wellbeing. Issues can include time management, procrastination, healthy eating, communication and sexuality concerns. Sessions are flexible. For more information, contact Karen Gee, Health Educator at 510-643-6179. To make an appointment, visit and click on "Online Appointment Scheduling".


PartySafe@Cal is a program of University Health Services in collaboration with other campus and community organizations.
The mission is to reduce harm associated with drinking in the campus area.
To volunteer or for more information call 510-642-7202 or email