Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention and Intervention

Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention and Intervention

Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention and Intervention

Early identification and treatment of substance abuse is in the best interest of the university, students, and employees. Students and employees who have concerns with alcohol or other drug use are encouraged to contact the AODA Counselor for an assessment and/or a referral to counseling or treatment programs. **Please note: UHCS does not provide court-related assessments or treatment.

The University provides a variety of services for students and UW-Whitewater employees. It provides consultation, assessment, counseling and referral services. It provides and distributes guidelines and information about the university's alcohol and other drug use policy, state and federal laws and penalties for violation, and information about risks from misusing alcohol and other drugs. Voluntary contacts with the AODA Counselor remain strictly confidential. The UW-Whitewater AODA Counselor may be reached at the University Health & Counseling Services by calling (262) 472-1305. University Health and Counseling Services also has available educational programs, pamphlets and posters on a wide variety of issues related to alcohol and other drug use. Many items are free of charge and may be obtained by contacting the AODA Educator at 262-472-1305.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services provides contact information for County Human Service Departments that provide substance abuse treatment resources.  To view the list of departments visit,


UW-Whitewater Alcohol and Drug Education, Prevention and Enforcement Activities


2015 NCHA UW-Whitewater Statistics



37.6% of students do not consume alcohol

68.6% of students have never used marijuana

5.2% of students report drinking before college but no longer drink in college

11.1% of students have used a type of drug in the last 30 days. *excludes alcohol, cigarettes, tobacco from a water pipe, and marijuana.

37.9% of students drank alcohol 1-5 days in the past 30 days

7.0% of students have used Stimulants (Adderall, Ritalin) in the last 12 months


Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Programs

·         21st Birthday Card program- educational information sent to students turning 21

·         e-CHECKUP TO GO- an educational assessment provided to all incoming students

·         Safe Spring Break Awareness and Programming

·         Drug Facts Week

·         National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

·         Alcohol Awareness Week

·         AODA Presentations (academic classes, residence halls, student organizations, freshman orientation, student athletes)

·         AODA Peer Educator Program

·         Alcohol Diversion Program

·         Safety Day Activities

·         Law Enforcement Workshops

·         State Traffic Initiatives

·         AODA Violations and Long-term Consequences

·         Educational Materials at Events (flyers, brochures, ect.)

·         Use of Media for Awareness  (Facebook, UHCS website, Twitter, newsletters, table tents)



·         Tobacco Free Campus Coalition

·         Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Coalition

·         CARE Team (Campus Assessment, Response and Evaluation)

·         Campus Service Officers

·         Police Safety Escorts

·         NCAA Champion CHOICES Committee

o   Advisory Committee

o   Peer Educators


AODA Conduct

·         Alcohol Awareness Workshops

·         CHOICES Program

·         Police Patrol (social and sporting events, residence halls, events with alcohol service)

·         Parent Notifications

·         Intoximeter and Preliminary Breath Tests

·         Alcohol Response-Ability Webinar  



·         AODA Counselor- works with students identified with a substance-abuse problem

·         Clinical Health Educator Screenings- meets with students who engage in risky substance behaviors


Campus Life

·         Substance Free Floors in Residence Halls

·         Constant Communication with Residence Life and faculty & staff on AODA concerns

·         Culture Change Initiatives ( Friday classes, social norming)

·         Partnership with the Whitewater PD (abatement programs, bicycle patrols, strategic planning)


New Student Orientation

·         Plan-It Purple (Summer orientation and course enrollment)

·         Club U-Dub-Dub (all-freshman orientation)

·         New Student Seminar (course that 90% of new freshman students take)





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