The third week of October each year is recognized as National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW). Utilize your UDS toolkit materials to hold an outreach event.
By Adriana Calzada-Camacho Growing up and being around people who drink a lot has made me look at alcohol differently. When I was younger (about 10 years old), my family and I were headed back home from a party. My dad had been drinking at the party, but he was the only person that could drive […]
Alcohol is a substance that reduces the function of the brain, impairing thinking, reasoning and muscle coordination. All these abilities are essential to operating a vehicle safely. As alcohol levels rise in a person’s system, the negative effects on the central nervous system increase, too. Alcohol is absorbed directly through the walls of the stomach […]
U in the Driver Seat (UDS), a peer-to-peer program focusing on the prevention of young adult motor vehicle crashes—the leading cause of injury and death for young adults in the United States—helps students learn about the risks they face behind the wheel and supports them in spreading safe driving messages to their school and community. […]
Spring break is a college kids seven-day vacation where we strut that independence. Some students pick up more shifts at work, while others go home and treat their homesick feeling. Then there are the lucky ones who travel to escape the studious lifestyle. Many hit South Padre for UME, while others party hop the tri-cities or wander SXSW’s free […]