Colorado State University - Pueblo alcohol and drug forum scheduled for April 12


Colorado State University - Pueblo alcohol and drug forum scheduled for April 12

PUEBLO  - In association with National Alcohol Awareness Month, Colorado State University-Pueblo will offer a noon forum on preventing the use and misuse of alcohol and other drugs on April 12 in the Occhiato University Center Underground.  Reservations are requested to (719) 549-2121 or david.arnold@colostate-pueblo.edu.

The event is recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration as part of its national Town Hall Meeting initiative. The SAMHSA Town Hall Meetings in Colorado can be viewed here: https://www.stopalcoholabuse.gov/townhallmeetings/find-meeting/eventlist.aspx?id=7.  It is free and open to the public with a light lunch provided.

The target audience are faculty, staff, students, and members of the Pueblo community interested in the prevention of alcohol and other drugs at CSU-Pueblo.

After introductions by Marjorie Villani, associate dean of students at CSU-Pueblo, David Arnold, alcohol and other drug prevention coordinator at CSU-Pueblo, will provide a brief synopsis of current trends in collegiate alcohol and other drug use, behaviors, and attitudes and highlight some of the National Alcohol Awareness Month events planned throughout the month.  He also will present current statistics about the University based on the 2012 Biennial Review.

Arnold joined CSU-Pueblo in January 2012 after having worked in collegiate alcohol and other drug prevention at two other institutions for the past 10 years.  As AOD Prevention Coordinator, he is responsible for all prevention and intervention activities regarding alcohol and other drug use at CSU-Pueblo. 
Andy Cohen and Shadia Lemus of WebbPR will present a brief report on the Fall 2012 social norming campaign at CSU-Pueblo that was initiated to reduce drinking and driving.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.