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eCheckup To Go

The eCHECKUP TO GO program is designed to motivate individuals to look at their alcohol consumption using personalized information about their own drinking and risk factors. The course will take approximately 20 – 30 minutes to complete. Personalized feedback will be provided upon completion, including:

  • Quantity and Frequency of Use
  • Amount Consumed
  • Normative Comparisons
  • Physical Health Information
  • Amount and Percent of Income Spent
  • Negative Consequences Feedback
  • Explanation, Advice and Local Referral Information

eCHECKUP TO GO • Course Instructions

To take eCHECKUP TO GO, you will need a computer with Internet access. If you do not have a computer, you can use any publicly available computer with Internet access.

To Students Who Do Not Drink - Although most members of our community do not abuse alcohol, many of us know someone - a classmate, friend, family member or teammate - who drinks alcohol at levels that cause concern. By reading and responding to every question as you progress through the program, you will be able to recognize signs, symptoms and consequences of alcohol use and abuse.  The program also contains information that will enable you to understand and support others who may be experiencing problems from alcohol use.

Students REQUIRED to Complete eCHECKUP TO GO

  1. Click here to be redirected to the Pitt State eCHECKUP TO GO Web site.
  2. Select the option "I HAVE NOT completed the Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO previously" from the menu on the right.
  3. Follow the instructions to complete the online course.
  4. At the end of the course, select the "Verification" button and follow the instructions.  We suggest you both notify your instructor or referral source by email in the drop down menu and print the Electronic Verification of Completion for your records. This is for verification only. Your responses will not be shared but it is a very important step to confirm you have completed the course.

Instructions for Students VOLUNTARILY Taking eCHECKUP TO GO.

  1. Click here to be redirected to the Pitt State eCHECKUP TO GO Web site.
  2. Select the option "I HAVE NOT completed the eCHECKUP TO GO previously" from the menu on the right.
  3. Follow the instructions to complete the online course.
  4. Print the Electronic Verification of Completion for your records.

ALCOHOL EDUCATION

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Decide what you want from drinking alcohol.

  • Think about the pros and cons (short and long term) for moderating you use versus maintaining the status quo.
  • Also consider what you absolutely want to avoid when you drink.

Set drinking limits.

  • What's your upper limit on the number of drinks you consume per week?
  • At what point do you decide you've had enough (consider a BAL limit)?
  • What's the maximum number of days for drinking you will choose to give yourself?
  • Use standard guidelines to determine what constitutes one drink: 1 ¼ ounces of 80-proof spirits; 4 ounces of wine; 10 ounces of beer with 5% alcohol (ice beer and many microbrews); 12 ounces of beer with 4% alcohol (standard beer).

Count your drinks and monitor your drinking behavior.

  • Try it! Most people are surprised by what they learn when they actually count how much they drink.
  • Simply observe your behavior - this is like standing outside yourself and watching how your are acting when you are drinking.

Alter how and what you drink.

  • Switch to drinks that contain less alcohol (e.g., light beers).
  • Slow down your pace of drinking.
  • Space drinks further apart.
  • Alternate drinking nonalcoholic beverages with alcoholic drinks.

Manage your drinking in the moment.

  • Stay awake and on top of how you drink and what you're drinking when you're at a party.
  • Choose what's right for you.


Source: Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS): A Harm Reduction Approach.

 

Please contact Taylor Zingg- Student Coordinator gorillasinyourmidst1@gmail.com or J.T. Knoll at 620-235-4062 or by email at jknoll@pittstate.edu for more information. Or stop by our temporary office - 209 2nd floor Hartman.

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