Student Health Services

Alcohol Use

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CSU Channel Islands is one of hundreds of institutions nationwide taking a new approach to alcohol abuse prevention. We are excited to offer AlcoholEdu for College – a science-based course taken by hundreds of thousands of students each year and by all CI housing students. It aims not to preach but rather to educate students about alcohol and its effects on the mind and body. For more information about this program, contact Personal Counseling Services (PCS) at (805) 437-2088 or e-mail PCS@csuci.edu.

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the following adverse outcomes can be attributed to excessive drinking:

  • Academic Problems: An estimated 25% of students report academic consequences as a result of their drinking including missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers and receiving lower grades overall.
  • Deaths: An estimated 1,700 college students per year die from alcohol -related injuries.
  • Assaults: An estimated 696,000 students per year are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.
  • Unsafe Sex: An estimated 400,000 students per year have unprotected sex as a result of drinking.
  • Sexual Abuse: An estimated 97,000 students per year are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape.

Do you drink too much? Take the following NIAAA quiz for a quick self-assessment:

  1. Do you drink alone when you feel angry or sad?
  2. Does your drinking ever make you late for work or school?
  3. Does your drinking worry your family?
  4. Do you ever drink after telling yourself you won’t?
  5. Do you ever forget what you did while you were drinking?
  6. Do you get headaches or have a hangover after you have been drinking?

If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you may have a drinking problem. For more information or to make an appointment with one of our counselors, contact Personal Counseling Services (PCS) at (805) 437-2088 or e-mail PCS@csuci.edu.

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