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Students

Check out all the the upcoming Events coming to campus for students. Also find out what Programs are available for those wanting to get some help.

Check out the Top Ten Ways to Reduce Exam Stress by Robin Silverman

Attention Freshmen:
Sign up for Alcohol and College Life, a 1 credit online course offered to both freshmen and sophomores students. ACL is a course filled with tips from upper classmen on drinking, drugs, dating, and college life. This course helps sophomore and freshmen students make the most out of their college years. For more information visit http://www.acl.umn.edu/Courses/Alcohol-College-Life.php


Faculty and Staff

With the help of Dr. Wesley Perkins we have developed some wonderful ideas on how to easily integrate the social norms message into your classroom.

Check us out!

Literally. We have acquired print and multi-media materials for an alcohol and other drug resource library with the help of the UMC library.

Community

Take a proactive role in the Crookston Community by becoming a part of the Community Coalition.

Most recently, the Community Coalition co-sponsored a training for rental property owners with ATOD and the Grand Forks Police Department. Grand Forks Police Officer Sue Shirek used materials from The Minnesota State Attorney General's Office. Follow that link for more information. (Please note, training materials were not provided by or available from UMC.)

72% of UMC Students have NEVER performed poorly on a test or important project due to drinking or drug use during the last year.1

TOP TEN reasons to join ATOD!

Understanding BAC

What does BAC mean? BAC is milligrams of alcohol per 100 milligrams of blood, usually expressed as a percentage. For example, .10 BAC is 1 part alcohol for every 1,000 parts blood. See the chart below to find out what these numbers really mean. A "good buzz" is typically experienced when your BAC slowly rises to a level no higher than a .06.

.02 Mellow feeling. Slight body warmth. Less inhibited. It is illegal for those under 21 to drive at this level of BAC, and can lead to a revoked license.
.05 Driving while ability impaired.
.06 Judgment is somewhat impaired. People are less able to make rational decisions about their capacities.
.08 Definite impairment to driving and illegal in NYS (DUI). Minnesota Law
.10 Reaction time and muscle control is impaired. Social drinkers rarely, if ever, reach this BAC level. Noisy. Mood swings. Possibly embarrassing behavior.
.15 Balance and movement are substantially impaired. The person has difficulty with normal walking or talking although a person may think they are fine. Risk of injury. Risk of choking on vomit.
.20 "Alcohol blackout" likely in which person is unable to recall what happened while they were intoxicated.
.25 All mental, physical, and sensory functions impaired. Increased risk of asphyxiation from choking on your own vomit and of seriously injuring yourself by falling or other accidents.
.30 Little comprehension of where you are. Many people lose consciousness, either falling asleep or passing out.
.35 This BAC is similar to surgical anesthesia.
.40 Most people lose consciousness. Nerve centers controlling the heart slow down.
.45 Fatal BAC in about 50% of the population. Alcohol at this level can paralyze the portion of the brain that controls breathing and heart rate. Vital functions cease and the person dies of respiratory or cardiovascular failure. This can happen even when someone has passed out after drinking a large amount of alcohol very rapidly. Though the person is passed out, the alcohol in the stomach continues to be absorbed in the bloodstream causing a fatal dose to accumulate.
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