According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a quarter of college students report negative academic consequences due to drinking. This includes missing classes, falling behind, doing poorly on exams, and overall lowered grades. Substance use on a college campus presents significant risk to the well-being of all college students, with implications stemming from academic troubles to actual death. Education is the key to reducing these risks. Education also offers the ability to alter the cultural norms of substance use and addiction; from challenging the dominant “party” discourse, to reducing social stigma associated with addiction and recovery.
Our education philosophy is twofold - we present recovery-informed knowledge to the collegiate population, and we advocate for cultural changes, on campus, and in the larger addiction treatment and recovery field. We have a focus on peer-to-peer educational models, which are highly effective in our efforts to engage students to challenge their own perceptions of substance use.
Wise Choices: Designed to educate students in making informed choices about drugs and alcohol, this course is taught on referral from multiple sources; including Student Conduct & Academic Integrity, Department of Fraternity & Sorority Life, Housing & Residence Life, and Department of Athletics.
Group Sanctioned: Designed to educate student groups in making informed choices about drugs and alcohol, this course is taught on referral from multiple sources; including Student Conduct & Academic Integrity, Department of Fraternity & Sorority Life, Housing & Residence Life, and Department of Athletics.
Alcohol and Other Drug Education Workshops
Recovery Ally Training: Recovery Ally Training is a program designed for KSU faculty, staff, and students. Participants will learn effective ways to support students who may be struggling with substances or are in recovery from substance use disorder.
Peer Education: Our trained peer educators reach out to students at KSU and in the local community to help prevent consequences of high risk decisions relating to alcohol and other drugs.Apply to be a Peer Educator
Cannabis Tolerance Break Guide
For people who use cannabis, a tolerance break can have multiple benefits. CYAAR would like to support you on this journey. This guide was designed to help anyone who might be thinking about taking a break from cannabis use. The T-Break Guide has short daily practices and tips for a 21-day tolerance break. You can click the image below to download the PDF and use it digitally, or print it out.
Each person who attends & completes training is provided a free Naloxone kit. At the end of this training the participants will be able to:
- Identify potential warning signs of an overdose
- Operate and administer Naloxone in the event of an overdose
- Identify how Naloxone works
- Understand the Georgia Medical Amnesty Law
Training is free for KSU students, faculty, and staff. Each person who attends and completes training is provided a free Naloxone kit.Sign Up for Naloxone Training on OwlLife
Current KSU students can rent a medication lock box free of charge from the Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery. Medication lock boxes allow students to keep their medications safe from loss or theft. Lock boxes can be checked out from the Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery on either the Kennesaw or Marietta campus. Students must present a current student ID to rent the lock box.Find out more information on Medication Lockbox Rentals