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Reonda L. Washington
Reonda L. Washington

The Color of Drinking: Alcohol as A Social Justice Issue

October 22, 2020

The “Color of Drinking” is an exploratory study of the impacts of the UW-Madison’s alcohol culture on students of color. The campus alcohol culture radiates implicit messages regarding who matters and belongs, and its impacts to racial climate. Color of Drinking has helped build capacity amongst campus to address alcohol as a social justice issue. This session will examine the intersection of alcohol prevention and social justice and strategies implemented with campus partners.

Learning Objectives:
1. -Participants will gain knowledge about a mixed methods approach for evaluating the experiences of students of color

2. Participants will be able to identify one strategy to engage campus partners around alcohol and social justice issues.

3. Participants will be able gain an understanding of how alcohol can impact racial climate issues.

4. Participants will be able to define how alcohol is a social justice issues.

Dr. John Clapp

Alcohol Prevention and COVID- 19 Prevention: Challenges and Opportunities for Universities

June 11, 2020

This webinar will examine the potential challenges associated with enforcing social distancing measures and alcohol consumption among students. The webinar will discuss regional differences, distinguishing between alcohol risk and COVID-19 prevention, potential risks for and opportunities for alcohol prevention.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the potential risks and opportunities for alcohol prevention related to COVID-19.
2. how to consider alcohol prevention in the general context of COVID-19 mitigation.

Dr. Ralph Hingson NIAAA

Trends in the Magnitude and Prevention of College Drinking Problems, 1998-2014

September 20, 2017

Dr. Ralph Hingson, Director of NIAAA’s Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research, will share an update on his ongoing research: Magnitude and Trends in Heavy Episodic Drinking, Alcohol-Impaired Driving, and Alcohol-Related Mortality and Overdose Hospitalizations Among Emerging Adults of College Ages 18–24 in the United States, 1998–2014.

Attendees of this webinar will understand trends in frequency of binge drinking and driving under the influence of alcohol from 1999-2014 among 18 year olds in and not in college, comparing those 18-20 with those 21-24; and examine research literature in interventions to reduce underage and college age drinking and related harms exploring interventions that focus on: individuals, families, schools, web-based, policies, multi-component college/community interventions.

Molly Downing, Ph.D.
Molly Downing, Ph.D.

The Dangers of Mixing Alcohol and Prescription Drugs

December 27th, 2016

This webinar will provide an overview of the dangers of mixing alcohol with prescription drugs, including a discussion of the science, prevalence, and misperceptions surrounding this risky behavior. The webinar will conclude with harm reduction strategies and prevention resources to address this problem on college campuses.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1: Discuss the scope of alcohol and other drug misuse by college students.
2: Explain how alcohol and commonly misused prescription drugs work in the body to produce their range of drug effects.
3: Summarize the dangerous effects from mixing alcohol with prescription drugs, coupled with debunking common misperceptions surrounding this behavior.
4: Identify harm reduction strategies and prevention resources to address the dangers of mixing alcohol with prescription drugs among college students.

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