April 9 | National Alcohol Screening Day
National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) is an outreach, education, and screening initiative that raises awareness about harmful and dependent drinking behaviors and connects individuals who are at risk with treatment options. NASD is held annually on Thursday of the first full week of April. Thousands of colleges, community-based organizations, and military installations provide the program to the public each year.
- 6 out of 10 college students have consumed alcohol in the past month
- 1 out of 4 have binged on alcohol
- Binge Drinking is defined as four drinks for women and five drinks for men.
How students can participate:
April 15 | Collegiate Recovery Day
National Collegiate Recovery Day is a day to bring awareness to collegiate recovery programs around the country who are doing the work to support college students in recovery. College programs around the country typically host programs and events to highlight their work.
How you can participate:
- Webinar: Intersectionality and Recovery | 10:00 – 11:30am EST | Sign up on Reporter
- Join Pack Recovery for a webinar to explore the complexities of navigating recovery support while enduring marginalization.
- Wear purple, use hashtag #CollegiateRecoveryDay, tag us on social media!
April 20 | Cannabis Awareness Day
Cannabis Awareness Day brings attention to some of the long-term and short-term effects of cannabis usage.
4/20 as a “holiday” became popular in the 1990s as a way to celebrate the use of marijuana. In response, Cannabis Awareness Day was created to bring attention to some of the long-term and short-term effects of cannabis usage. We would like to use this opportunity to discuss some of the social media messaging that has encouraged the use of marijuana.
How you can learn more:
- Follow us on Instagram – @ncstatecounseling
- Prevention Poll: Cannabis Edition | 12pm EST | Instagram Stories
- 4/20 Takeover: Facts or Fiction? | 6pm EST | Instagram Live
- Assess your usage – Use Cannabis eCheckUpToGo, a confidential interactive tool.
Meet the AOD Team
Jeff joined the Prevention Services team in 2018 as an Alcohol and Other Drug Education Coordinator. He currently provides education and support relating to substance use for students and the campus community at large. Prior to joining the Prevention Services team at NC State, he worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in substance misuse at Temple University and the University of San Diego.
Whitley joined the Prevention Services Team as an Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Coordinator in January 2020. Whitley's past professional experiences include community based counseling, college counseling, and providing outreach and education to college students. Whitley has a passion for serving college students and helping them rewrite their stories to include a holistic healthy lifestyle. She focuses on motivational interviewing and a harm reduction approach in addictions.
Megan joined the Prevention Services team as a Recovery Services Coordinator in 2018. In her role, she works with students who are in recovery from substance use disorders by connecting students to peer and institutional support. Her work also includes educational outreach and advocacy. Megan’s past professional experiences are in graduate admissions, recruiting, and student services.
Brittany (she, her, hers) joined the Prevention Services team as a Graduate Assistant in 2019. In her role, she provides support to students in recovery from substance use challenges in the form of awareness and outreach. Brittany most recently worked as a mental health counselor in Portland, OR. She focuses on centering the experience of marginalized people, informed by a lens that honors identity and recognizes oppression as a primary contributing factor to everyday-trauma and stressors.