Wellness Services affirms the guiding ethical principle of responsible freedom. Students, staff
and faculty are expected to show respect for order, ethical conduct, and the rights of others, and to model in daily living a high sense of personal honor and integrity. The University of West Florida neither encourages nor condemns the legal consumption of alcoholic beverages. The University recognizes, however, that the majority of undergraduate students are below the legal drinking age and that there are serious health risks and behavior problems associated with the use of alcohol in the collegiate environment.
In support of responsible management of alcohol, the University provides numerous resources and support services available to our students, faculty, and staff .
The mission of Wellness Services is to encourages students to make healthy lifestyle decisions that facilitate academic success and leads to life- long health and wellness. Wellness Services provides quality, evidence-based health promotion programs available to all UWF students.
This website can help you identify signs of alcohol poisoning, discover protective factors to help keep you safe, learn how to get help for a friend or assess your own drinking behaviors.
Even if the victim lives, an alcohol overdose can lead to irreversible brain damage. Rapid binge drinking (which often happens on a bet, dare, or with drinking games) is especially dangerous because the victim can ingest a fatal dose before becoming unconscious.
Don't be afraid to seek medical help for a friend who has had too much to drink. Don't worry that your friend may become angry or embarrassed-remember, you cared enough to help. Always be safe, not sorry.
All of our programs include interactive components to engage student learning and ensure participation. Please contact our AOD coordinator, Alicia Cambron, to design a program that is perfect for your club, organization or classroom. To request a program, fill out the Program Request Form.
We recommend the following Educational Links to receive the most up-to-date alcohol and drug information for personal use as well as for class projects.