Alcohol & Drug Prevention

Oregon State University is committed to maintaining an educational environment and workplace free from drugs and alcohol.

The university supports programs for the prevention of abuse of alcohol and controlled substances by university students and employees, as well as assistance programs for those with problems related to controlled substance abuse. We strive to educate the campus community about responsible alcohol and other drug use.

The Collegiate Recovery Community

College is a place to live and learn independently.

For some students, this transition involves high-risk drinking and drug use. Other students decide they will abstain from alcohol or other drug use due to addiction. Still others start college life already active in their sobriety. The general lack of understanding about addiction among college students can be stigmatizing. Statements like “Everyone drinks in college” are not uncommon. The early years in college are often dangerous for students who have been in recovery from addiction. Maintaining a lifestyle in recovery may feel at odds with the “typical” college experience.

We’re here to help.

Rethinking drinking?

Have you thought about reducing the amount you drink? Small changes can make a big difference to your health, relationships, work life and more!

Meet our certified drug and alcohol counselor and learn more.

Prevention and Advocacy Coalition

The Prevention and Advocacy Coalition is charged with coordinating campus-wide strategic efforts related to alcohol/drug use prevention, violence prevention, and survivor advocacy. Utilizing evidence-informed best practices, the coalition will enact a multi-unit stakeholder approach to expand reach across the campus and into the larger Corvallis community to reach a set of common goals in prevention and advocacy.

The coalition consists of three subgroups — Alcohol and Drug Prevention, Violence Prevention, and Survivor Advocacy.

Alcohol and Other Drugs

U.S Department of Education Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Regulations

Part 86, the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Regulations (Education Department General Administrative Regulations [EDGAR]), requires that, as a condition of receiving funds or any other form of financial assistance under any federal program, an institution of higher education (IHE) must certify that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. If audited, failure to comply with the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Regulations may cause an institution to forfeit eligibility for federal funding.

In order to be able to certify its compliance with the regulations, an IHE must adopt and implement a drug prevention program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by all students and employees both on school premises and as part of any of its activities. Creating a program that complies with the regulations requires an IHE to do the following:

  • Annually notify each employee and student, in writing, of standards of conduct; a description of appropriate sanctions for violation of federal, state, and local law and campus policy; a description of health risks associated with AOD use; and a description of available treatment programs.­­
  • Develop a sound method for distributing annual notification information to every student and staff member each year.
  • Prepare a biennial review on the effectiveness of its AOD programs and the consistency of sanction enforcement.
  • Maintain its biennial review on file, so that, if requested to do so by the U.S. Department of Education, the campus can submit it.

Annual Notification

2016-2017 Annual Notification of Alcohol and Other Drug Information

OSU is required by law to notify annually all students, staff, and faculty of alcohol and other drug policies, sanctions, and risks associated with use.

This notification provides the campus community the following information:

  1. Drug and alcohol programs available to employees and/or students.
  2. Health risks associated with alcohol abuse and illicit drug use.
  3. Standards of conduct and disciplinary sanctions for students regarding alcohol and drug use.
  4. Standards of conduct and disciplinary sanctions for employees regarding alcohol and drug use.
  5. Federal and state legal sanctions.

Information for Students, Faculty, and Staff of Oregon State University

A. Drug and alcohol programs available to employees or students

At Oregon State University, we strive to provide an excellent teaching and learning environment that supports healthy choices for living. Included in the choices that confront everyone are decisions about the use of alcohol and other substances. If you or someone you know is being affected by alcohol or drug use, please use the recommended resources below.

Resources for Students

If you have any questions about the purpose of this email or its content, please contact:

  • Robert C. Reff, Ph.D.  – Director of Prevention, Advocacy & Wellness, Student Health Services 

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Student Health Services offers individual sessions with a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). These sessions are confidential and can help students create a personalized plan to meet their goals related to reducing substance use. The service is free unless a student is referred as part of a conduct violation or other sanction. To make an appointment, call 541-737-9355.  

e-CHUG

The e-CHUG is a brief, anonymous, online assessment tool. It takes about 10 minutes to complete and helps students understand their use of alcohol.

e-TOKE

The electronic THC Online Knowledge Experience, or e-TOKE, is a brief, interactive marijuana-specific assessment and feedback tool that provides insight into marijuana use, utilizing personalized information about students’ behaviors and risk factors. The anonymous, self-guided assessment takes about 10-15 minutes to complete.

Counseling and Psychological Services

541-737-2131

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is dedicated to addressing the challenges and difficulties students face. The services provided by CAPS are designed to help students understand themselves better, create and maintain satisfying relationships, improve their academic performance, and make healthy and satisfying career and life choices. To schedule an appointment or learn about services please click here.

Collegiate Recovery Community: Student Success Built on Sobriety

541-737-1184 or recovery@oregonstate.edu

The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) seeks to engage and support students in recovery or those who are contemplating entering into recovery. The community is rooted in the belief that no student should feel alone and that every student should receive the support they need, in the way they need it, from the people who they find most comfortable. The CRC’s doors are open to anyone who is looking for support.  Additionally, Dixon Lodge is a dedicated recovery living community with scholarships available to students. For more information about the CRC or special housing options, see: http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/recovery

AlcoholEdu

All new, first-year, degree-seeking students on both the Corvallis and Cascades campuses are required to complete the online program, AlcoholEdu. This requirement helps to foster an environment that prevents high-risk alcohol use and subsequent negative academic and personal outcomes. AlcoholEdu is just one of many methods which attempt to correct college myths and norms, as well as provide students with relevant policies and resources prior to matriculation.

There is evidence which supports the efficacy of AlcoholEdu. In the program, students are taken through several interactive modules that include lessons such as how to recognize and respond to an alcohol-related emergency; how to use low-risk drinking strategies; how to model safer decision-making; and strategies to be an active bystander. Students are required to complete Part 1 of this two-part course prior to the first day of classes, and Part 2 thirty days after completion of Part 1. If a student does not complete AlcoholEdu, a grades hold is placed on their student account. That hold is lifted once all parts of the course are completed. For more information about AlcoholEdu please visit: http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/welcome

Resources for Faculty and Staff

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Contact:  Cascade Centers Inc. 1-800-433-2320

OSU provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to all employees with .50 FTE or greater appointments. Through this program, each employee is allowed up three visits per calendar year at no cost for evaluation, limited counseling and referral. Employees who live and work elsewhere in the state are provided the same services in their local areas. All employee contact with the EAP is confidential. 

For more information, click here.

Time off Work

Employees seeking treatment for substance abuse may be eligible for time off from work through the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and/or Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA). Contact the Benefits section of Human Resources at 541-737-2805 for more information.

Health Insurance Coverage for Treatment

PEBB Health Insurance plans (PEBB Statewide, Providence, Moda, Kaiser and AllCare) provide coverage for substance abuse treatment. Consult your medical plan for details. For questions or assistance, contact the Benefits section of Human Resources at 541-737-2805.

Resources for Students, Faculty, or Staff

12-Step Programs

Oregon State University acknowledges the value of 12-step programs in attaining and maintaining a drug-free lifestyle. Schedules of meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Al-anon and other 12-step groups can be obtained from the Benton County Health Department, 530 N.W. 27th Street, Corvallis, OR 97330, by calling 541-766-6835 or by visiting:

AA meetings

NA Meetings

B. Health risks associated with alcohol abuse and illicit drug use

Commonly abused drugs

Click here for the full chart.

Category and Name

Examples of Commercial and Street Names

How Administered*

Effects

Nicotine

Found in cigarettes, cigars, bidis,  smokeless tobacco (snuff, spit tobacco, chew)

Smoked, snorted, chewed

Chronic lung disease; cardiovascular disease; stroke; cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, cervix, kidney, bladder, and acute myeloid leukemia; adverse pregnancy outcomes; addiction; increased blood pressure and heart rate

 

Category and Name

Examples of Commercial and Street Names

How Administered*

Effects

Alcohol (ethyl alcohol)

Found in liquor, beer, and wine

Swallowed

In low doses euphoria, mild stimulation, relaxation, lowered inhibitions. 

In higher doses: drowsiness, slurred speech, nausea, emotional volatility, loss of coordination, visual distortions, impaired memory, sexual dysfunction, loss of consciousness. Increased risk of injuries, violence, fetal damage (in pregnant women); depression; neurologic deficits; hypertension; liver and heart disease; addiction; fatal overdose

 

Category and Name

Examples of Commercial and Street Names

How Administered*

Effects

Marijuana

Blunt, dope, ganja, grass, herb, joint, bud, Mary Jane, pot, reefer, green, trees, smoke, sinsemilla, skunk, weed

Smoked, swallowed

Euphoria; relaxation; slowed reaction time; distorted sensory perception; impaired balance and coordination; increased heart rate and appetite; impaired learning, memory; anxiety; panic attacks; psychosis; cough, frequent respiratory infections; possible mental health decline; addiction

Hashish

Boom, gangster, hash, hash oil, hemp

Smoked, swallowed

Euphoria; relaxation; slowed reaction time; distorted sensory perception; impaired balance and coordination; increased heart rate and appetite; impaired learning, memory; anxiety; panic attacks; psychosis; cough, frequent respiratory infections; possible mental health decline; addiction



Category and Name

Examples of Commercial and Street Names

How Administered*

Effects

Heroin

Diacetylmorphine: smack, horse, brown sugar, dope, H, junk, skag, skunk, white horse, China white; cheese (with OTC cold medicine and antihistamine)

Injected, smoked, snorted

Euphoria; drowsiness; impaired coordination; dizziness; confusion; nausea; sedation; feeling of heaviness in the body; slowed or arrested breathing; Constipation; endocarditis; hepatitis; HIV; addiction; fatal overdose

Opium

Laudanum, paregoric: big O, black stuff, block, gum, hop

Swallowed, smoked

Euphoria; drowsiness; impaired coordination; dizziness; confusion; nausea; sedation; feeling of heaviness in the body; slowed or arrested breathing; Constipation; endocarditis; hepatitis; HIV; addiction; fatal overdose



Category and Name

Examples of Commercial and Street Names

How Administered*

Effects

Cocaine

Cocaine hydrochloride: blow, bump, C, candy, Charlie, coke, crack, flake, rock, snow, toot

snorted, smoked, injected

Increased heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, metabolism; feelings of exhilaration; increased energy, mental alertness; tremors; reduced appetite; irritability; anxiety; panic; paranoia; violent behavior; psychosis; nasal damage from snorting; weight loss; insomnia; cardiac or cardiovascular complications; stroke; seizures; addiction

Amphetamine

Biphetamine, Dexedrine: bennies, black beauties, crosses, hearts, LA turnaround, speed, truck drivers, uppers

swallowed, snorted, smoked, injected

Increased heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, metabolism; feelings of exhilaration; increased energy, mental alertness; tremors; reduced appetite; irritability; anxiety; panic; paranoia; violent behavior; psychosis; weight loss, insomnia; cardiac or cardiovascular complications; stroke; seizures; addiction

Methamphetamine

Desoxyn: meth, ice, crank, chalk, crystal, fire, glass, go fast, speed

swallowed, snorted, smoked, injected

Increased heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, metabolism; feelings of exhilaration; increased energy, mental alertness; tremors; reduced appetite; irritability; anxiety; panic; paranoia; violent behavior; psychosis; severe dental problems; weight loss; insomnia; cardiac or cardiovascular complications; stroke; seizures; addiction



Category and Name

Examples of Commercial and Street Names

How Administered*

Effects

MDMA

(methylenedioxy- methamphetamine)

Ecstasy, Adam, clarity, Eve, lover's speed, peace, uppers

swallowed, snorted, injected

Mild hallucinogenic effects; increased tactile sensitivity; empathic feelings; lowered inhibition; anxiety; chills; sweating; teeth clenching; muscle cramping

Flunitrazepam**

Rohypnol: forget-me pill, Mexican Valium, R2, roach, Roche, roofies, roofinol, rope, rophies

swallowed, snorted

Sleep disturbances; depression; impaired memory; hyperthermia; addiction; sedation; muscle relaxation; confusion; memory loss; dizziness; impaired coordination; mild hallucinogenic effects; increased tactile sensitivity; empathic feelings; lowered inhibition; anxiety; chills; sweating; teeth clenching; muscle cramping

GHB**

Gamma-hydroxybutyrate: G, Georgia home boy, grievous bodily harm, liquid ecstasy, soap, scoop, goop, liquid X

swallowed

Drowsiness; nausea; headache; disorientation; loss of coordination; memory loss; mild hallucinogenic effects; increased tactile sensitivity; empathic feelings; lowered inhibition; anxiety; chills; teeth clenching; sweating; muscle cramping; sleep disturbances; depression; impaired memory; hyperthermia; addiction; unconsciousness; seizures; coma



Category and Name

Examples of Commercial and Street Names

How Administered*

Effects

Ketamine

Ketalar SV: cat Valium, K, Special K, vitamin K

injected, snorted, smoked

Anxiety; tremors; numbness; memory loss; nausea; feelings of being separate from one’s body and environment; impaired motor function; analgesia; impaired memory; delirium; respiratory depression and arrest; death

PCP and analogs

Phencyclidine: angel dust, boat, hog, love boat, peace pill

swallowed, smoked, injected

Anxiety; tremors; numbness; memory loss; nausea; feelings of being separate from one’s body and environment; impaired motor function; Analgesia; psychosis; aggression; violence; slurred speech; loss of coordination; hallucinations

Salvia divinorum

Salvia, Shepherdess's Herb, Maria Pastora, magic mint, Sally-D

chewed, swallowed, smoked

Anxiety; tremors; numbness; memory loss; nausea; feelings of being separate from one’s body and environment; impaired motor function

Dextromethorphan (DXM)

Found in some cough and cold medications: Robotripping, Robo, Triple C

swallowed

Anxiety; tremors; numbness; memory loss; nausea; feelings of being separate from one’s body and environment; impaired motor function; Euphoria; slurred speech; confusion; dizziness; distorted visual perceptions



Category and Name

Examples of Commercial and Street Names

How Administered*

Effects

LSD

Lysergic acid diethylamide: acid, blotter, cubes, microdot yellow sunshine, blue heaven

swallowed, absorbed through mouth tissues

Altered states of perception and feeling; nausea; hallucinations; increased body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure; loss of appetite; sweating; sleeplessness; numbness, dizziness, weakness, tremors; impulsive behavior; rapid shifts in emotion; flashbacks, Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder

Mescaline

Buttons, cactus, mesc, peyote

swallowed, smoked

Altered states of perception and feeling; hallucinations; nausea; increased body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure; loss of appetite; sweating; sleeplessness; numbness, dizziness, weakness, tremors; impulsive behavior; rapid shifts in emotion

Psilocybin

Magic mushrooms, purple passion, shrooms, little smoke

swallowed

Altered states of perception and feeling; hallucinations; nausea; nervousness; paranoia; panic



Category and Name

Examples of Commercial and Street Names

How Administered*

Effects

Anabolic steroids

Anadrol, Oxandrin, Durabolin, Depo- Testosterone, Equipoise: roids, juice, gym candy, pumpers

Injected, swallowed, applied to skin

No intoxication effects. Hypertension; blood clotting and cholesterol changes; liver cysts; hostility and aggression; acne

In adolescents: premature stoppage of growth.           

In males: prostate cancer, reduced sperm production, shrunken testicles, breast enlargement.

In females: menstrual irregularities, development of beard and other masculine characteristics

Inhalants

Solvents (paint thinners, gasoline, glues); gases (butane, propane, aerosol propellants, nitrous oxide); nitrites (isoamyl, isobutyl, cyclohexyl): laughing gas, poppers, snappers, whippets

Inhaled through nose or mouth

Cramps; muscle weakness; depression; memory impairment; damage to cardiovascular and nervous systems; unconsciousness; sudden death

 

Also, varies by chemical: Stimulation; loss of inhibition; headache; nausea or vomiting; slurred speech; loss of motor coordination; wheezing

 

Category and Name

Examples of Commercial and Street Names

How Administered*

CNS  Depressants

For more information on prescription medications, please visit the Commonly Abused Prescription Drug Chart

Stimulants

Opioid Pain Relievers

Notes

* Some of the health risks are directly related to the route of drug administration. For example, injection drug use can increase the risk of infection through needle contamination with staphylococci, HIV, hepatitis, and other organisms.

** Associated with sexual assaults.

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment

More than three decades of scientific research show that treatment can help drug-addicted individuals stop drug use, avoid relapse, and successfully recover their lives. Based on this research, 13 fundamental principles that characterize effective drug abuse treatment have been developed. These principles are detailed in NIDA's Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide. The guide also describes different types of science-based treatments and provides answers to commonly asked questions.

C. Standards of conduct and disciplinary sanctions for students regarding alcohol and drug use

Student Conduct and Community Standards

The current Student Conduct Code can be found here.

University Housing and Dining Policy Guide

The current student University Housing and Dining Policy Guide can be found here.

Students that are found responsible for violation of university policy related to alcohol or drugs are typically referred to the IMPACT program at Student Health Services. For more information on the IMPACT program, please click here.

D. Standards of conduct and disciplinary sanctions for employees regarding alcohol and drug use

Oregon State University responds to cases of alcohol abuse and illegal drug activity by employees or students on a case-by-case basis. Details of each case are taken into consideration along with outcome of any legal action against the individual. Employees and students found to be in violation of the University’s drug-free campus and workplace policy may be subject to conduct or disciplinary sanctions consistent with applicable provisions of state and federal laws, as well as University and Oregon State Board of Higher Education administrative rules. Sanctions imposed by the University can range from a warning or disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment or suspension from school. Other potential sanctions may include employment or academic probation, restrictions, attendance in an educational program, or referral to counseling or treatment. OSU employees and students who violate drug laws are subject to prosecution in the courts. Additionally, the law requires the University to report to the United States Department of Education any recipient of federal financial aid (e.g., Pell Grants, research grants) who is convicted of a drug-related crime on University property or at University events. The law also requires the University to report to federal agencies any employee convicted of violating a criminal drug statute if the employee is involved in work which is supported by that federal agency.

Oregon State University complies with the United States Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act, the United States Drug-Free Workplace Act, Oregon Revised Statues 352.008, and OSSHE Administrative Rule 580-19-001. Annual distribution of drug-free campus and workplace information to employees and students is required by law.

For more information please click here.

E. Federal and state legal sanctions

The following are federal penalties and sanctions for illegal possession of a controlled substance. Additional penalties are imposed for trafficking. 

21 U.S.C. 844(a)

  • First conviction: Up to one year imprisonment and fined at least $1,000 but not more than $100,000, or both.
  • After one prior drug conviction: At least 15 days in prison, not to exceed two years and fined at least $2,500 but not more than $250,000, or both.
  • After two or more prior drug convictions: At least 90 days in prison, not to exceed three years and fined at least $5,000 but not more than $250,000, or both.
  • Special sentencing provisions for possession of crack cocaine: Mandatory at least five years in prison, not to exceed 20 years and fined up to $250,000, or both, if:
    • 1st conviction and the amount of crack possessed exceeds five grams.
    • 2nd crack conviction and the amount of crack possessed exceeds three grams.
    • 3rd or subsequent crack conviction and the amount of crack possessed exceeds one gram.

21 U.S.C. 853(a)(2) and 881(a)(7)

  • Forfeiture of personal real property used to possess or to facilitate possession of a controlled substance if that offense is punishable by more than one year imprisonment. (See special sentencing provisions re: crack.)

21 U.S.C. 881(c)(4)

  • Forfeiture of vehicles, boats, aircraft or any other conveyance used to transport or conceal a controlled substance.

21 U.S.C. 844a

  • Civil fine of up to $10,000 (pending adoption of final regulations).

21 U.S.C. 853a

  • Denial of Federal benefits, such as student loans, grants, contracts, and professional and commercial licenses, up to one year for first offense, up to five years for second and subsequent offenses.

18 U.S.C. 922(g).

  • Ineligible to receive or purchase a firearm.

Miscellaneous.

  • Revocation of certain Federal licenses and benefits, e.g., pilot licenses, public housing tenancy, etc., are vested within the authorities of individual Federal agencies.
  • Oregon State University complies with the United States Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act, the United States Drug-Free Workplace Act, Oregon Revised Statues 352.008, and OSSHE Administrative Rule 580-19-001. Annual distribution of drug-free campus and workplace information to employees and students is required by law.

State of Oregon Sanctions

For current information regarding Measure 91 in Oregon please click here.

Oregon Chapter 475 — Controlled Substances; Illegal Drug Cleanup; Paraphernalia; Precursors - click here.

Oregon Chapter 471 – Alcoholic Liquors; Controlled Substances; Drugs - click here.

A guide to alcohol laws and minors can be found here.

up2u

× Please note: There is a known systems issue which is preventing Banner from receiving notification of CIC course completions. Because those notifications are not being received, the hold codes have not yet been removed. The OSU IT team is working quickly to resolve this issue. As soon as it is resolved, your grade hold will be removed if you have completed the Creating Inclusive Communities online training. We anticipate this fix will be completed by 5pm on Wednesday, September 20th. Thank you for your patience.
Up2u empowers students to make healthier choices by providing them with effective tools and information.

The up2u program is an education-based campus prevention effort that focuses on the reduction of high-risk alcohol use and other drugs.

Our presenters engage with students in a fun, interactive, positive and intellectually stimulating manner. Up2u is a voluntary program, and presentations are available upon request by faculty, staff, coaches, student organizations, and the Greek community. Students can also meet with up2u staff to ask questions or receive information.

Students can also use e-CHUG (alcohol) and e-TOKE (marijuana) to receive anonymous information about their own use. These free online tools provide students with information in a meaningful way by comparing their use to campus data, calculating cost spent and calories consumed, and providing specific risk factors.

If you are here because you are required to take an alcohol class, please go to the IMPACT page.

e-Checkup2go (alcohol)

Take the eCHUG alcohol assessment

e-Checkup2go (marijuana)

Take the eTOKE marijuana assessment

About up2u

Up2u is an education-based campus prevention effort that focuses on the reduction of high-risk alcohol use. The program utilizes empirically based theories and approaches specifically designed for college students. Our presenters are trained on the following approaches, utilizing them in a fun, interactive, positive, and intellectually stimulating manner.

B.A.S.I.C.S.

Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students is a nationally recognized and empirically validated program for helping students reduce high-risk alcohol behaviors. It focuses on helping students identify negative and harmful consequences of their use. It acknowledges that abstinence from alcohol is the safest option but not always the most acceptable choice for students. Thus, the program focuses on harm reduction as opposed to a “just say no” approach.

Motivational interviewing

Motivational interviewing has gained widespread acceptance in chemical abuse treatment and college counseling. It is a focused and goal-directed approach to working with college students. It attempts to meet students where they are in terms of change. In this context, the ultimate goal is to help students explore and resolve their ambivalence to changing behaviors around alcohol use.

Social norms

Social norms approaches assume that students may have inaccurate perceptions about the quantity and frequency of alcohol use of their fellow college students. Often students hear the most provocative and salacious stories about other students. They rarely hear what usually happens as it makes for less outrageous stories. Thus, social norms seek to gather accurate use data and then promote the accurate data in conjunction with healthy and protective behaviors.

Education and skills building

Many students lack a thorough understanding about many aspects of alcohol and its effects. Up2u helps students understand the neurological, psychological, and physiological effects of alcohol, blood alcohol levels, gender differences, tolerance, the size of a standard drink, and other relevant topics. Up2u participants receive a customized blood alcohol card to understand the effects of alcohol specific to their weight and gender. Presenters also link the negative academic effects of high risk alcohol use using current campus data.

Use assessment

In order for students to make safer choices the student must have an understanding of their current use. This includes quantity of alcohol consumed, frequency of consumption, type of alcohol, peak use, and typical use. In order to meet the needs of our students the up2u program has enlisted e-CHUG. This online tool assesses alcohol use, incorporates social norms data and provides students with interesting feedback such as “How many cheeseburgers you drank last month” and “How long would you have to run to burn off what you drank last month.”

Programming topics

  • Why Do We Drink?
  • What is a Standard Drink?
  • High Risk Behaviors Identification
  • Pouring Demonstration
  • Alcohol 101
  • Social Norms Clarification
  • Blood Alcohol Content
  • Biphasic Effects of Alcohol
  • Drug Interactions with Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Sexual Consent
  • Strategies for Lowering Risk
  • Alcohol and Academics
  • Bar Lab Experiment
  • Alcohol and Performance
  • Cost of High Risk Alcohol Use – Financially, Academically, Physically, and Personally
  • Alcohol Induced Blackout
  • Alcohol Myopia
  • Addiction and Dependency
  • Alcohol Poisoning Symptoms and Detox
  • How to Help a Friend
  • Alcohol and Performance

How to Get Help

× Please note: There is a known systems issue which is preventing Banner from receiving notification of CIC course completions. Because those notifications are not being received, the hold codes have not yet been removed. The OSU IT team is working quickly to resolve this issue. As soon as it is resolved, your grade hold will be removed if you have completed the Creating Inclusive Communities online training. We anticipate this fix will be completed by 5pm on Wednesday, September 20th. Thank you for your patience.

Oregon State University provides services depending on your needs. The up2u program at Student Health Services can provide you with information and consultation regarding alcohol and drug use. Staff of up2u can talk with you if you are concerned about a friend and are unsure about how best to help them. You may also meet with the clinical staff at Student Health Services at no charge. Counseling and Psychological Services offers free counseling for mental health and chemical-related issues. 

Please note that these services are available for OSU students only.

If you are injured or struggling with medical issues, whether or not they are related to your use of alcohol or drugs, Student Health Services is available to address your needs.

up2u
541-737-7564
up2u@oregonstate.edu
Student Health Services
319 Plageman Building

Student Health Services
541-737-9355
Plageman Building

Counseling and Psychological Services
541-737-2131
http://oregonstate.edu/counsel/ 
caps@oregonstate.edu
500 Snell Hall

up2u Presentation

Thank you for scheduling an up2u alcohol prevention program for your classroom, organization, or group. In order to make the program a success, please have your students complete the following two items before the presentation.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at up2u@oregonstate.edu. Thanks and we look forward to presenting to your students.

Please complete the following items before our alcohol and drug prevention program:

 

1) e-CHUG online

This online program is anonymous and will give you information about your alcohol use. It will compare your habits to those of other OSU students, estimate how much you are spending on alcohol and how many calories you are consuming. It is important that you complete this before the up2u presentation.

2) Survey for customized Blood Alcohol Content card

Complete the survey above and the presenters will bring you a customized Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) card. Answer just five questions - it will only take you a few minutes! Do this as soon as possible, at least 24 hours in advance of your program, so we have time to print your customized card.

e-CHUG

Curious to test your knowledge about alcohol?
Want to learn more about alcohol use?
Want feedback on your use of alcohol compared to other Oregon State students?

Electronic Checkup to Go (e-CHUG)

What is e-CHUG?

The e-CHUG is an online survey for Oregon State University students. The e-CHUG is a brief, anonymous assessment tool that takes about 10 minutes to complete that will help you gain insight into your relationship with alcohol.

What does e-CHUG do?

When you begin the e-CHUG, you are asked to enter some demographic information and information on your personal alcohol use. Once completed, you submit the form. The information you entered is processed and your responses are compared to national and OSU norms. You are encouraged to print this for your review. The e-CHUG individualized feedback provides students with useful information on such items as:

  • Quantity and frequency of drinking, caloric intake
  • Peak Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)
  • Norm comparisons
  • Income spent on alcohol
  • Tolerance levels
  • Consequences of alcohol use
  • Genetic risk score
  • Explanations and advice
  • Referral information

What do I need to use the e-CHUG?

  • A computer
  • Internet access
  • A JavaScript enabled Internet browser
  • About 8-10 minutes
  • A printer (to print the feedback)

If you find after taking the e-CHUG that you would like to discuss your results with an IMPACT staff member at Student Health Services, please call 541-737-7552 to request an appointment.

Your participation in the e-CHUG is voluntary. You may withdraw from participating at any time. Your answers on the e-CHUG are strictly confidential. Your name is not attached to the form and no individual information is kept or provided to Oregon State University.

http://interwork.sdsu.edu/echug2/oregonstate

e-TOKE

Curious to test your knowledge about marijuana?
Want to learn more about marijuana use?
Want feedback on your use of marijuana compared to other Oregon State students?

Electronic THC Online Knowledge Experience (e-TOKE)

What is e-TOKE?

The e-TOKE (electronic THC Online Knowledge Experience) is an interactive web survey that is a brief marijuana-specific assessment and feedback tool for Oregon State University students. It provides insight into marijuana use, using personalized information about your behaviors and risk factors. The assessment takes about 10-15 minutes and is self-guided making it quick, anonymous, and flexible to fit your free time and location.

What does e-TOKE do?

The e-TOKE first asks for basic demographic information followed by typical pattern of use, time and money patterns, health related questions, and brief sections on alcohol and cigarette use.

Once all information is entered e-TOKE will provide statistics and visuals for each set of questions. This includes short written summaries as well as graphs and statistical comparisons.

All results are presented in a printable, easy-to-read format using tabs at the top of the page to move from section to section.

Finally, there is an additional resource tab for students who may have further questions or concerns, including contacts for campus resources.

What do I need to use the e-TOKE?

  • A computer
  • Internet access
  • A JavaScript enabled Internet browser
  • About 8-10 minutes
  • A printer (to print the feedback)

If you find after taking the e-TOKE that you would like to discuss your results with a staff member at Student Health Services, please call 541-737-7552 to request an appointment.

Your participation in the e-TOKE is voluntary. You may withdraw from participating at any time. Your answers on the e-TOKE are strictly confidential. Your name is not attached to the form and no individual information is kept or provided to Oregon State University.

http://interwork.sdsu.edu/echeckup/usa/mj/coll/oregonstate

Presentations for Fraternities and Sororities

Wondering if your chapter needs a program?

For an up-to-date list of alcohol workshops presented to chapters, go to the Greek Chapters Outreach Spreadsheet

Schedule a workshop

In order to schedule a workshop about alcohol use or other prevention-related topics for your chapter, please complete the online Program Request Form.

Questions?

If you have questions, please email john.ruyak@oregonstate.edu.

Survey Data

OSU has had a long commitment to gathering health behavior data related to alcohol and other drug use and its consequences. Currently, there are no broad-based screenings done for employees to determine the level of use by these groups. Since 2000 Student Health Services has participated biennially in the National College Health Assessment (NCHA, revised in 2010 to become NCHA II). During Spring Term 2014 the NCHA II was administered and data are available from that survey. The overall student response rate for the 2014 NCHA II at OSU was 93.1% with 1,796 respondents. OSU data from the previous survey are shown for comparison. The NCHA allows for reporting estimated number of drinks consumed by OSU students and an estimate of the blood alcohol level (BAL) that students obtained as compared to national averages.

 Table 1. 2014 ACHA-NCHA data for frequency

Frequency of use OSU 2012 (%) OSU 2014 (%) National 2014 (%)
Never used alcohol 17.3 19.1 20.6
Used, but not in the last 30 days 11.3 10.8 13.4
30 day prevalence (1-9 times) 46.5 49.5 50.7
30 day prevalence (10+ days) 24.9 20.6 15.3

Table 2. 2014 ACHA-NCHA data for high-risk alcohol use

High-risk use is defined as five or more drinks in a single sitting over the past two weeks.
Historical chart regarding high-risk alcohol use compared to national sample from 2002- 2014 (PDF)

Variable (excludes non-drinkers) OSU 2012 (%) OSU 2014 (%) National 2014 (%)
High risk - men 50.4 47.3 44.0
High risk - women 38.9 35.3 31.0
High risk  - total
45.0 40.0 36.1

Table 3. 2014 ACHA-NCHA data for BAL measures

Variable (excludes non-drinkers) OSU 2012 OSU 2014 National 2014
Avg. # of drinks “last time partied” - men 7.01 6.98 6.48
Avg. # of drinks “last time partied” - women 4.92 4.51 4.26
Avg. # of drinks “last time partied” - total
6.00 5.58 5.01
Blood Alcohol Level - men 0.08 .08 0.08
Blood Alcohol Level - women 0.10 .08 0.08
Blood Alcohol Level - total
0.09 0.08 0.08

Table 4. 2014 OSU NCHA data - frequency use/negative consequences

Frequency of negative consequences (students who drank alcohol in the last 12 months; non-drinkers excluded)

OSU 2012 (%) OSU 2014 (%) National 2014 (%)
Doing something later regretted 43.8 40.3 38.2
Forgetting where they were/what done (black-out) 42.8 36.7 34.5
Physically injured yourself 20.9 18.6 16.3
Unprotected sex 25.2 21.9 21.3
Physically injured another person 3.6 2.0 2.0
Someone had sex with you without getting your consent 2.8 2.0 2.4
Had sex with someone without getting their consent 1.1 0.4 0.6
Got in trouble with the police 7.1 3.8 3.3
Seriously considered suicide 2.2 1.3 2.7

In addition to understanding negative consequences, it is important to determine the level at which OSU students are engaging in behaviors that may reduce or limit the risk/harm that can come from excessive alcohol use. Information on harm-reduction behaviors is presented (Table 5) as a way to determine areas where more education could occur and to determine if our students have used any means of protecting themselves from possible alcohol-related harm.

Table 5. 2014 OSU NCHA data - harm reduction behaviors

Behavior (non-drinkers excluded)

OSU 2012 (%) OSU 2014 (%) National 2014 (%)
Alternate non-alcoholic with alcoholic beverages 26.4 31.0 31.6
Determine in advance not to exceed a set number of drinks 32.3 36.0 38.8
Choose not to drink alcohol 18.8 19.6 23.2
Use a designated driver 77.6 81.4 86.0
Eat before and/or during drinking 76.8 79.6 79.3
Have a friend let you know when you have had enough 32.8 35.9 37.1
Keep track of how many drinks being consumed 56.0 60.0 64.6
Pace drinks to one or fewer an hour 21.8 24.4 27.2
Avoid drinking games 22.5 26.1 32.4
Stay with same group of friends the entire time drinking 78.1 81.7 83.4
Stick with only one kind of alcohol when drinking 38.9 39.8 45.8
Reported one or more of the above strategies 95.5 96.7 97.5

More than 96 percent of OSU students who drink report using at least one harm reduction strategy to stay safer if they choose to drink.

Alcohol Resources

For more information about making safer decisions about drinking alcohol:

On-campus resources

Student Health Services
Collegiate Recovery Community
John Ruyak, Alcohol, drug and recovery specialist
Email: john.ruyak@oregonstate.edu
Phone: (541) 737-1184

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Fifth Floor, Snell Hall
Phone: 541-737-2131
counseling.oregonstate.edu

Off-campus resources

Statewide/regional

Alcohol and Drug Helpline
(800) 923-HELP

Alcoholics Anonymous
(Linn and Benton counties)

  • Corvallis/Albany: (541) 967-6243
  • Lebanon: (541) 259-2028
  • Sweet Home: (541) 367-5075

Corvallis

Benton County Health Services - Behavioral Health
(541) 766-6835

Parent Alcohol Handbook

Thank you for your interest in the Parent Handbook for Talking With College Students About Alcohol. At OSU, we believe that family members play a critical role in preparing their students for success.

This resource is meant to help empower you to have healthy and productive conversations with your student regarding alcohol use.

Our hope is that after reading the handbook, you will have meaningful conversations with your student and that they will start their time at OSU ready to make informed decisions regarding alcohol consumption.

The link below will take you to a short registration form. This form will ask whether or not you would like to be surveyed regarding the handbook. 

In order to continue to make this resource available to OSU families, we do our best to monitor its effectiveness and utility for those who access it. You can opt in or out of the survey; either way you will be taken to the online version of the handbook.

Access the registration form here