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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

Sara Thor, Student Accessibility Coordinator
Room RL100, Phone 414‑847‑3347
sarathor@miad.edu

Jennifer Crandall, Associate Dean of Students
Room RL95, Phone 414‑847‑3344
jennifercrandall@miad.edu

Marianne Honrath, Director of Residential Living and Student Engagement
Room RL45H/252, Phone 414‑847‑3246
mariannehonrath@miad.edu

Tony Nowak, Dean of Students
Room RL45C, Phone: 414‑847‑3240
tonynowak@miad.edu

Marquette University Counseling Center
Holthusen Hall, Room 204
1324 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee WI
414-288-7172

Marquette University Medical Clinic
Schroeder Complex, Lower Level
545 N 15th Street, Milwaukee WI
414-288-7184

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: www.aamilwaukee.com

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

MIAD Health and Wellness Services

MIAD’s AODA Questionnaire

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