Southeast Holding Alcohol Self-Assessment Screening

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 19, 2005ᾰSoutheast Missouri State University is holding an alcohol self-assessment screening April 20 for all Southeast students.  The event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Towers Café and the third floor of the University Center. 

Students can anonymously take a brief self-assessment to determine if alcohol is having a negative impact on their academic career.  The survey questions students on drinking habits and behavioral changes associated with alcohol.  Results will be quickly assessed by a professional counseling staff, and students will have a chance to receive information about alcohol abuse in a one-on-one setting. 

 “Over 25 percent of college students, both nationally and here on campus, report having negative academic consequences because of drinking,” said Kevin Stewart, coordinator of Substance Abuse Prevention and Education.  “The screening is a way to help students by offering a catalyst to look at their own drinking behaviors.”

The screening is free, and students who participate will receive a complimentary T-shirt. The event is in conjunction with the National Alcohol Awareness Screening that took place in early April.  Last year, more than 200 students attended the screening on campus. 

For more information, contact Kevin Stewart at (573) 651-2270 or e-mail at SAPE@semo.edu.