The AODA Peer Educator is designed to enhance and educate the students of University Of Wisconsin Whitewater to empower them to live a healthy lifestyle and make responsible decisions regarding substance use.
Program 1: UW-W Survivor
This alcohol awareness program is focused on putting the risks of alcohol use into a tangible game setting. The game is similar to survivor, and the last student standing wins. Each team runs through a course where "fate cards" are dealt. The cards will reflect the statistics of alcohol related deaths, accidents, school dropouts, health problems, and lifestyle changes. These life events will cause the players of the game to be eliminated from the game or fall behind. Following the game, there will be a time to process as a group.
Program 2: AODA Feud: Alcohol
This alcohol awareness program is focused on putting the risks of alcohol use into a tangible game setting. Comparable to the popular Family Feud television show, AODA Feud is a competitive and engaging program which brings awareness about consumption. The program, which includes a video and a discussion, strives to bring awareness to students about binge drinking and negative outcomes of over-consumption.
Program 3: What is...Marijuana?
This marijuana awareness program is designed to debunk the facts and myth about marijuana. The goal is to educate the participants about the dangers of marijuana by playing a game of Jeopardy. The program is discussion oriented, includes a video, and a Jeopardy game. The Jeopardy activity strives to facilitate conversation about the facts about marijuana and encourage to create distinguish between the truths and myths of marijuana use.
Program 4: They Lied
"They Lied" is a program about street drugs, pharmaceuticals, and inhalants. This is an informative program with a video, a
test your knowledge quiz, and a critical discussion component about how these drugs are portrayed by the media (usually glamorizing the effects and the high) and how the experiences really are (expensive, destructive, unhealthy, and dangerous).