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Working group: Alcohol and Other Drugs [Extant]

Goal: Convene a cross-divisional task force to review, assess, and implement additional support for programs addressing the negative academic and personal consequences of abuse of alcohol and other drugs
Divisional Reporting: Student Affairs

Working Group Progress Update:

  • Utilizing student surveys and incident data from SDSU PD and Student Rights and Responsibilities, the group developed multiple recommendations in the following areas: off-campus parties/events, student organization supervision, effective AOD education, and prevention enhancement. A number of the recommendations, including programs supporting enhanced prevention and recovering addicts, have been implemented in 2014-2015.  Working collaboratively with Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Services and Health Promotions, they have successfully implemented a screening, brief intervention and a referral to Counseling and Psychological Services for students dealing with Alcohol and Other Drug issues who were seen at the Student Health Services for a potentially unrelated issue.  They have also implemented a Recovery Allies Training program in order to better support SDSU students who are currently in recovery.
2013/2014 Working Groups Report

Alcohol and Other Drugs PowerPoint- April 2014

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Committee Members

Co-Chair:  James Lange, Health Promotion & Alcohol and Other Drug Initiatives
Co-Chair:  Stephanie Waits Galia, Health Promotion

  • Mark Peterson, University Police
  • Lee Mintz, Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • Jennifer Rikard, Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Bobby Smitheran, Athletics
  • Mark Zakrzewski, Aztec Recreation Center
  • Caryl Adams, Student Life and Leadership
  • Jessica Robinson, Health and Human Services
  • Mary Staka, Associated Students Representative
  • Ray Savage, Resident Advisor Representative
  • Rachel Gregg, Community Relations
  • Mark Reed, Faculty
  • Shaun Harvey, Enrollment Services