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Help Yourself Campaign @ UCM Library

This initiative strives to connect UCM students with library resources on topics that may be difficult and stressful for individuals to learn about or discuss openly due to contextual factors in their lives.

Substance abuse and rehab

Locate books with these subjects and call numbers James C. Kirkpatrick Library in the 3rd Floor Stacks or in our Online Resources.

Substance Abuse

  • HV 5823 – HV 5833
  • RC 566 – RC 568


  • RC 563 – RC 565

Addiction Counseling

  • RC 564

Smoking and Tobacco Use

  • RC 566 – RC 567

Alcohol Awareness

Although it is not legal until the age of 21, you may soon find out that drinking alcohol can feel like a big part of campus life. Most college students choose not to participate in high risk drinking and most students at UCM have 0-3 drinks per week. Learning to be responsible with alcohol is very important.

Choosing not to drink is the best way to avoid problems with alcohol, however if you must, you should understand the risk. It can happen to you. National statistics show that students who participate in high risk drinking are 2-5 times more likely to experience problems from drinking and twice as likely to die from injuries than non-high risk drinkers.

If you decide to drink,

  • Plan your drinking. Think about how much you want to drink before you drink. Remember that food, attitude, and the environment affect your susceptibility to alcohol.
  • Take care of yourself. Don't put yourself in a situation where other people might have to take care of you, because they might not be there.
  • Be aware that drinking games put you at risk for high risk drinking, since most games encourage drinking a lot in a short period of time.
  • Don't ever force or pressure anyone to drink, or spike drinks. This is rude, harmful, and could be fatal. Respect others' decision not to drink

Alcohol Emergency

If you're with someone who has had too much to drink:

  • Don't let the person drink more alcohol.
  • Help the person avoid dangerous situations, such as driving, wandering outside, and sexual encounters.
  • If the person is unconscious, call 911. Put the person on his/her side to prevent choking if vomiting occurs.

Drinking too much alcohol can result in serious medical problems. Do not allow the person to just "sleep it off". Seek medical attention immediately.

Information on alcohol awareness, alcohol emergency, and alcohol / drug policy can be found on the UCM Personal Safety and Awareness page.


Care to Act

Care to Act

As part of the UCM Office of Health Promotion, the Care To Act approach supports each campus community member in making a positive difference on our campus in these four areas:

  • Interpersonal violence
  • Substance misuse
  • Bias and discrimination
  • Mental well-being/suicidality

These concerns affect the well-being and safety of everyone.

How does the Care to Act program work?

Care To Act includes these primary components:

  1. Overview for students: the online engage program logo overview course
  2. Conversations that build communityfacilitated, in-person group conversations that focus on how to be engaged and caring community members
  3. Network creation and expansion: purposeful connection with existing campus programs and services that support and promote a community of care

For more information, contact Tori Wilson, Care To Act Coordinator, at  

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