Alcohol

 

If you are concerned that alcohol use is interfering with your daily routines contact your doctor, a support group, or seek counseling services.

Benefits of stopping alcohol use can:

  • Prevent or reduce health problems that are made worse by alcohol use
  • Prevent harm to your unborn baby if you are pregnant
  • Increase your productivity at school, work, and home
  • Reduce possible legal problems as a result of misuse of alcohol

 Quitting/ Cutting Down Tips

  • Set a limit on how much you will drink and keep track of how much you drink.
  • Drink slowly and alternate with non-alcoholic drinks
  • Drink only one drink an hour.
  • Pick one day during the week in which you won’t drink. Then two, then three, then four, then five, then six, then seven.
  • Don’t keep alcohol at home.
  • Participate in more non-alcoholic activities.
  • Stay active and practice mind / body exercises.

On Campus Resources:

Counseling Centers:

Health Center at Auraria - 303-556-2525 (Plaza 150)

CU Denver- 303-556-4372 (Tivoli 454)

MSU Denver- 303-556-3132 (Tivoli 651)

Hotlines and Websites:

Alcohol and Drug Abuse- 24 Hour Helpline
1-800-452-9300

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
1-800-ALCOHOL

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Information
1-800-NCA-CALL

Alcoholics Anonymous

Phoenix Multisport

 

Al-Anon This program focuses on those who have been affected by other’s alcohol abuse.