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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Norwich to hold annual alcohol awareness event

For Immediate Release
Oct. 25, 2011

Contact: Daphne Larkin
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Norwich University’s Office of Substance Abuse Education and Prevention, in conjunction with several community partners, will hold an annual alcohol awareness event this Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 7-10 p.m. in the Mill in recognition of October as Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Month.

Tables will be set up with free food, door prizes and a short quiz that enters participants in a drawing for two televisions. The quiz focuses on campus resources, such as Safe Rides, a program designed to reduce drinking and driving.

This is the fourth year in a row this event is being held, and last year approximately 350 students participated.

“We do this every year, twice a year, to make sure students have this information about how to get help whether they’re in a crisis or they need longer term education and treatment,” said Gail Mears, director of the Office of Substance Abuse Education and Prevention.

This event is of particular significance this year given the recent tragic car accident in which alcohol is cited as a factor in the death of one student and critical injuries of three others.

The Mill is located in the bottom of Wise Campus Center.


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