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LiveWell: Alcohol & Other Drug Education

LiveWell Alcohol & Other Drug Education Program provides students with evidence-based information on alcohol and other drugs and helps students address any possible impacts their individual use may be having socially and/or academically.

Alcohol Education Workshop:

  • Accurate statistics of use in college students
  • How alcohol works in the body, brain, and impacts mood
  • Tips for minimizing unintended and negative consequences of alcohol
  • How to recognize Alcohol Overdose and what to do
  • Visit LiveWell to request a presentation

Personalized feedback about alcohol use

Are you interested in receiving personalized feedback about your alcohol use? Take a brief confidential screening survey through LiveWell’s  eCHECKUP To Go.

You will receive personalized feedback about:

  • Your personal risk patterns
  • Your individual level of alcohol tolerance
  • Your unique family risk factors
  • Harm reduction strategies
  • Helpful resources at the University of Washington and in our community

    Additional LiveWell Educational Workshops

    Cannabis Education Workshop – Learn the following:

    • Accurate statistics of use in college students vs. perceptions
    • The changes in Cannabis products over the years
    • How THC and CBD work in the body & what the differences are
    • How to minimize risk if choosing to use a cannabis product
    • Visit LiveWell to request a presentation

    Friends on the Frontline Training:

    An in-depth training for student leaders that are passionate about intervention and safety, as well as those who hold roles at social events that involve substance use. Learn the intricacies and misconceptions about alcohol and drug consumption, sexual health and sexual assault, and bystander intervention, with an emphasis on the skills and interventions necessary to minimize risk, intervene in emergencies, and promote safety and responsibility. This training is for groups less than 20, takes 2 hours, and includes a quiz at the end to ensure comprehension of key learning. To schedule this training, e-mail lwpeer@uw.edu

    Washington Recovery Helpline

    • An anonymous and confidential help line that provides crisis intervention and referral services
    • Operated 24-hours a day by professionally trained volunteers and staff available to provide emotional support and offer local treatment resources for substance abuse
    • Call 1.866.789.1511 to speak to a professionally trained volunteer
    • Online Information: http://www.warecoveryhelpline.org/substance-abuse/

    Additional Resources

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    ULifeline

    Online resource for college mental health. Information about alcohol and drugs, depression, suicidal behavior, anxiety disorders and more. Online Self-Evaluator available.
    Phone: Text “START” to 741-741, or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
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    Stop Overdose

    Stopoverdose.org is a project of the Center for Drug Safety and Services Education (CDSSE) at the University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute. CDSSE offers education and technical assistance for individuals, professionals, and communities in Washington State who want to learn to prevent and respond to overdose, and improve the health of people who use drugs.
    Phone: (206) 685-5632
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    Hall Health Primary Care Center

    The Center provides outpatient health and medical care for students enrolled at the University and their families, as well as faculty, staff and the community. The Wellness Resource Center in the Health Education Department provides information, educational materials and workshops on moderate and responsible use of alcohol and other drugs, and tobacco cessation counseling programs.
    Phone: (206) 685-1011
    Location: University of Washington, East Stevens Circle, Box 354410, Seattle, WA 98195
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    Individual Evaluation and/or Counseling, Psychological Services and Training Center

    For a substance abuse assessment/evaluation and/or follow-up for those maintaining changes in their substance use (including relapse prevention), contact the Psychological Services and TrainingCenter (“the Clinic”).
    Phone: (206) 543-6511
    Location: 3917 University Way NE Suite 140, UW Box 351635, Seattle, WA 98105
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    Alcohol & Marijuana – When To Be Concerned and What To Do

    Brochure for tips on warning signs for alcohol poisoning, when to be concerned with marijuana usage, and what to do.
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    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

    Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
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    Washington Information Network

    2-1-1 is a free confidential community service and your one-stop connection to the local services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, health, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. 2-1-1 is always ready to assist you in finding the help you need.
    Phone: (877) 211-9274
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    Start Your Recovery

    StartYourRecovery.org is built for people in any stage of the recovery journey — so it can be a tool to engage with patients who may be reluctant to seek treatment or to help their family members lend support.
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    Crisis Connections

    Crisis Connections provide programs such as: 24-Hour Crisis Line, King County 2-1-1, Teen Link, WA Recovery Help Line and WA Warm Line. With over 400 trained volunteers and experienced staff, we provide support, resources and certified training for King County and other communities statewide.
    Phone: 24-hour toll free number: 866-4CRISIS or (866) 427-4747, TTY/TDD number: (206) 461-3219
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    Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) Clearinghouse

    Resource center serving the residents of Washington state. Services include: Assistance in prevention & alcohol/drug information programs, free materials for students and the public (brochures, posters, booklets) and video lending library
    Phone: (206) 221-8325
    Location: 1107 NE 45th St., Suite 120, Seattle, 98105
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AOD Peer Health Events!

Follow LiveWell Peer Health Educators for events throughout the year that include alcohol and substance use education! @uwlivewell

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Crisis support

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SafeCampus: 206.685.7233

Open 24/7. Call if you have concerns about campus safety.

Crisis Connections: 866.427.4747

24-hour crisis line for people in the Seattle area. Call if you have concerns about urgent on- of off-campus mental health needs.


On-campus support

Hall Health
206.543.5030
Hall Health Center

Counseling Center
206.543.1240
401 Schmitz Hall


International support for students, faculty, and staff traveling abroad

UW International Emergency Assistance