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.

Birthday Card

Do you have a friend or family member here at the University of Arkansas that you would like to send a birthday card to?

Each birthday card includes tips for staying safe on your birthday, as well as a Razorback sticker.

Email alcohol@uark.edu at least two-weeks prior to make sure a birthday card gets to them on-time. Please include the following:

  • Students name

  • Birthday

  • Dorm/Address

  • Sender

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 email sear@uark.edu at least two-weeks prior to the date requesting.

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