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Alcohol & Drug Concerns

Alcohol has been associated with the college experience for ages. Some people may ignore college students drinking, claiming, “it’s a normal rite of passage”. But is it? And what constitutes “normal”?

Here are some quick facts:

Death: 1,700 students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle accidents

Injury: 599,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are unintentionally injured under the influence of alcohol

Assault: More than 696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted due to drinking by another student

Sexual Abuse: More than 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape

Academic Problems: About 25% of college students report academic consequences of their drinking, including: missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on papers or exams, and receiving lower grades overall

Health Problems/Suicide Attempts: More than 150,000 students develop an alcohol-related health problem and between 1.2% – 1.5% of students indicate they tried to commit suicide within the past year due to drinking or drug use

Alcohol Abuse and Dependence: 31% of college students met criteria for a diagnosis of alcohol abuse and 6% for a diagnosis of alcohol dependence in the past 12 months, according to self-report based questionnaires

If you or someone you know is dealing with an alcohol or other drug related problem there are resources available to you, please contact:

On Campus

Rebecca Skupien, Student Accessibility Counselor
Room RL100, Phone 414‑847‑3347

Jennifer Crandall, Associate Dean of Students
Room RL95, Phone 414‑847‑3344

Marianne Di Ulio, Director of Residential Living and Student Engagement
Room RL45H/252, Phone 414‑847‑3246

Tony Nowak, Dean of Students
Room RL45C, Phone: 414‑847‑3240

Marquette University Counseling Center
Holthusen Hall, Room 204
1324 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee WI

Marquette University Medical Clinic
Schroeder Complex, Lower Level
545 N 15th Street, Milwaukee WI

Greater Milwaukee Central Office, Alcoholics Anonymous
7429 West Greenfield Ave, West Allis, WI 53214
24 Hour Hotline: 414-771-9119
To search for local meetings:

Metro Milwaukee Narcotics Anonymous
24 Hour Milwaukee Info Line: 1-866-913-3837
To search for local meetings:

MIAD Health and Wellness Services

MIAD’s AODA Questionnaire

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