SEAR Resources

Alcohol Poisoning

Know the signs of alcohol poisoning! Remember PUBS!

Puking: can’t stop throwing up; dry heaving

Unconscious: unresponsive; no reaction

Breathing: Slow, short and choppy breaths

Skin: cold, clammy and possibly blue-ish

Risk Reduction

  1. Have a plan for getting home
  2. Stay hydrated
  3. Eat before, and while, you are out
  4. Keep track of your drinks
  5. Know where your drink came from
  6. Charge your cell phone

Bystander Intervention

Notice the event: what is going on around you, who is around you, where are you, etc. 

Determine if the event is a problem or emergency: is the behavior or situation abnormal, does someone look like they need help, is someone drinking/using more than normal, etc.

Assume responsibility: if you are the one who notices that something is wrong, you are the perfect person to do something about it.

Know how to help:

Emergency: Remove the person from the situation; administer CPR, take away car keys; drive the person home; find them a sober driver; Call 911; distract people involved; get other people to help you; call a sober friend.

Non-emergency: Talk to the person about the problem; encourage your friend to report the problem/incident; speak to an RA, CRE, counselor, dean, or other resource; learn more about the topic.

Presentations

  • Substance Use, Abuse, and Addiction: The concepts of use, abuse, and addiction are covered and students will learn strategies to help them maintain healthy relationships with alcohol and drugs.
  • Bystander Intervention: Discussion centered around staying safe in a college environment when it comes to alcohol and drugs, how to best watch out for your friends, and ways to help if the situation calls for it.
  • Recovery Allies: Participates will learn what it means to be “in recovery” and how they can best be an ally to friends or family they may know. We will review recovery friendly language, discuss the Razorback Recovery Community, and leave students with resources for themselves and others.
  • If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, please complete the presentation request form at least two-weeks prior to the date requesting.

SEAR Presentation Request Form

SEAR Presentation Satisfaction Survey

Campus Resources

Pat Walker Health Center |479-575-4451 

Counseling & Psychological Services | 479-575-5276

Dean of Students Office | 479-575-5007

UofACares | 479-575-5004

UAPD | 479-575-2222

Policies

University Alcohol and Other Drug Policy

Alternative Resolution Policy

Other Helpful Resources

Live Another Day - Extensive information on mental health and substance use resources for People of Color. Their mission is equal access to life-saving resources. 

Detox Local - An excellent resource that features abundant information including mental health and substance use resources specifically for the AAPI (American Asian and Pacific Islander) community.

 College Drinking Harm Reduction Resource- This extensive guide provides info on the consequences of heavy drinking, an alcohol cost and BAC calculator, DUI consequences and prevention, myths about ways to sober up, tips on how to stay safe, how to spot an impaired driver, signs of alcohol poisoning etc.