At ADCAPS, we work collaboratively with students and organizations on campus to promote healthy choices, reduce health risks, and support personal efforts to maintain a healthy and academically successful college experience. In sum, we strive to provide students with the following:
- Information about alcohol and substance use to help you make independent and informed decisions
- Increased awareness about the interrelationships between alcohol/drug use and other life experiences, such as stress, depression, and sexual assault
- A resource that values safety and confidentiality, and acknowledges the importance of a supportive and nonjudgmental environment
Students bring different cultural norms, values, and attitudes regarding various aspects of life from their communities. Attending a university gives us membership in another community. Because the use of substances is part of college life, individual differences also apply in how we view substance use. We are different in our approach to healthy living, for making healthy choices regarding substance use is influenced by our psychological, social, cultural, and economic environments.