Alcohol Awareness Week
Alcohol Awareness Week 2022: #iPickToPlayItSafe
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 915-747-5648
Tuesday, March 8 - Thursday, March 10
Tuesday, March 8
UTEP Alcohol Awareness Resource Fair
Wednesday, March 9
A look inside: Alcohol & Your Values
UE Cactus Flower 102C
Up Close and Personal: Proactive Responses to Alcohol intoxication
UE Barry Room
Just the Facts
Thursday, March 10
Rec. Center, MP Field
Join us for as we kick off spring break and wrap up Alcohol Awareness Week! Don’t just meet us there … BEAT US THERE!
MINER GUIDE TO PLAY IT SAFE
Standard Drink Sizes
A "standard" drink is any drink that contains about 0.6 fluid ounces or 14 grams of pure alcohol. Below, are different drink sizes, each containing approximately the same amount of alcohol and counting as a single standard drink. The examples serve as starting point for comparison.
Standard alcoholic drink:
- A standard drink refers to one 12-oz. beer or hard seltzer, one 5-oz. glass of wine, or one 1.5-oz. shot of hard liquor. Use this Drink Size Calculator to learn more about standard drinks, beverages and sizes.
- The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) levels to 0.08 g/dL or higher. This typically occurs after a woman consumes 4 or more drinks or a man consumes 5 or more drinks—in about 2 hours
- For pregnant women, any drinking presents risk to the fetus.
- Drinking under the age of 21 in the U.S. is illegal.
Recognize if someone has drunk too much
Remember MUST HELP
If any of these symptoms of alcohol overdose exist, call 911 for help, and stay with them while waiting for emergency personnel.
If the person is CONSCIOUS and REPONSIVE:
- DO check on them often
- DO Speak to them calmly and firmly
- DO let them lay on their side
- If they are in the sun, move them to the shade. If cold, move them to a warm place and offer a blanket
- DO NOT lay them on their back
- DO NOT give them food, drinks, or medication of any kind
- DO NOT ridicule, judge, threaten or try to counsel them.
If the person is UNCONSCIOUS AND UNRESPONSIVE
- DO call 911 and wait for emergency personnel to arrive
- DON’T leave them alone at any time and be prepared to administer CPR
- DO gently turn them onto their side and into the Bacchus Maneuver
Whether someone is conscious or unconscious, first perform the Bacchus Maneuver.
- Raise the arm that is closest to you above their head. Prepare to roll them towards you.
Gently roll them toward you, guarding their head from hitting the floor. The head should rest in front of the arm, not on it.
Tilt the head up to maintain airway. Tuck their nearest hand under the cheek to help maintain head tilt and raise the face off the floor.
- Check on them often.
Safe Drinking Practices
- Choose safe and familiar settings in which to drink
- Drink with people you know and trust
- Use a designated driver
- Set a limit and stick to it (count your drinks)
- Learn how to say, "NO THANKS" and "NO MORE"
- Avoid drinking games
- Eat before and while drinking
- Alternate alcoholic with non-alcoholic drinks
- Avoid drinking while taking medications, whether prescribed to you or not
- Mix your own drinks or know exactly what's in them
- Pace drinks to one or fewer per hour
- Avoid mixing alcohol and energy/caffeine drinks
Brief Alcohol Screening Intervention for College Students (BASICS)
BASICS is a confidential two-session intervention for college students that uses alcohol screening and feedback to reduce problem drinking by enhancing motivation to change and promoting healthier choices and coping skills. The goal is to assist students in examining their own drinking behavior in a nonjudgmental environment.
To visit the Basics Webpage CLICK HERE
UTEP Collegiate Recovery Program
The University of Texas at El Paso Collegiate Recovery Program (UTEP CRP) is dedicated to maintaining a supportive community for students in recovery and in hope of recovery from substance and behavior addictions. We strive to improve understanding to reduce stigma associated with addiction and recovery in order to ensure access to a well-rounded college experience. Our program emphasizes establishing an inclusive environment for students at any stage of recovery or as allies to foster opportunities for excellence personally and academically.
To visit the Collegiate Recovery Program webpage CLICK HERE
UTEP’s Annual Alcohol Awareness Week
Alcohol is the most widely used drug on American college and university campuses. Frequently, the overuse of this drug causes alcohol poisoning, and the results can be deadly. At UTEP, we are committed to educating students on state, local and university rules and regulations related to the consumption of alcohol, providing support and guidance when you or a friend needs assistance when dealing with alcohol abuse or addiction and facilitating programs and activities to educate the community about consuming alcohol.
For more information, please visit the link below:
Alcohol Education at UTEP
AlcoholEdu completion is mandatory for all incoming first-year and transfer students at UTEP. Even if a student has completed AlcoholEdu or a similar program while enrolled in another institution, they must complete AlcoholEdu when they enter UT El Paso. If you would like to complete AlcoholEdu for a student group please email
Aliviane is the community’s primary provider of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery services in West Texas for men, women, and adolescents.
For more information visit https://www.aliviane.org/
Emergence Health Network
Emergence Health Network (EHN) provides services for individuals with substance use disorders.
For more information visit https://emergencehealthnetwork.org/
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Circle of Healing
The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Division (Circle of Healing) promotes culturally responsive trauma-informed prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation opportunities for children, youth, and adults, all while highly encouraging a drug free community.
Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
For more information visit https://www.aaelpaso.org/
UTEP Alcohol Policy
Access the Handbook of Operating Procedures by clicking below: