The Well for Health Promotion provides a range of programs and services that address substance use among Tulane students. The aim of our substance abuse prevention programming is to increase self-protective factors and decrease negative consequences related to substance use, increase knowledge related to perceptions of substance use on campus and how they compare to actual use, and promote healthy and safe behaviors that foster overall well-being.
Every member of the Tulane community is expected to make responsible choices regarding alcohol and other drugs. The misuse or abuse of these substances can result in detrimental consequences for individuals and those around them. At Tulane, we expect our community members to cultivate a healthy and safe educational environment that supports each student to reach their full academic potential. Over the last 10 years, Campus Health has taken been a leading force focused on alcohol misuse and abuse prevention at Tulane.
BAC stands for Blood Alcohol Content, which is the percent of alcohol present in the blood. Factors that affect BAC are body mass, percent body water, birth sex, metabolism, food, and medications/drugs.
HALT is a handy acronym for feelings that may prompt you to pay more attention to your mental state. Sometimes we do things out of habit and we don't really stop to think about it. Most people know it is important not to drink when you are pregnant but there are also other times when it is best to pass on alcohol. Aside from its meaning, “stop,” HALT stands for the following triggers: Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired. Being aware of these feelings, what they mean, and the role they play in urges to use substances can be really helpful.
If you choose to consume alcohol, drink slowly to reduce the negative consequences. Here are some strategies other students who drink have found helpful for optimizing the positive effects of alcohol and avoiding negative consequences: