5 Proactive Ways to Address Alcohol Use this Spring Break

Do you have proactive strategies in place to address alcohol use during Spring Break? Some cities and campuses have put broad strategies in place, working with local government and businesses. But even if you are not able to do that, you can do something locally. Check out some of these ideas below:

 

Prescription Drugs and Alcohol: 5 Harmful Combinations

According to research done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 45% of adults in the United States are using prescription medication. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), about 55% of adults have drunk alcohol in the past month. 

Why is that important? 

Even though both of these activities are legal, they can still be dangerous, especially when combined. It’s critical that a person who is using more than one substance understands the potential negative consequences of mixing drug classes.

Respect and Resolve Vs. Conflict-Wise JV

Developing a healthy style of communication is important to most people and considered a life skill that many desire. This skill can be developed at an early age and many educators are now making it a point to foster communication skills to help their students. 

Unfortunately, we sometimes see younger people who show signs of unhealthy communication that manifest in the forms of unhealthy relationships and anger.

 

If you are seeing these signs, know that there is something you can do to correct it.

 

Early Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

New relationships can be fun and exciting as you start a new chapter in your lives together. In the beginning, everything seems perfect, and you couldn’t imagine anything going wrong. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Sometimes your partner ends up having some flaws. And while some flaws are okay, like they love chocolate ice cream and you love vanilla, there are some red flags that can be unhealthy later on. Here are some behaviors to be on the lookout for in a new relationship:

How Can You Help Keep Your Data Secure?

The internet consists of approximately 1 billion websites and counting. Every second, approximately 6,000 tweets are tweeted; more than 40,000 Google queries are searched; and more than 2 million emails are sent. With so much of our information out there on the web, it’s important to make sure that online companies you work with are secure.

How do you do this? What should you look for? How can you assure that your students’ and clients’ data remains confidential? 

 

Human Trafficking Isn't Just a "Super Bowl Problem"

Super Bowl Sunday is coming up! And with it comes up the press and media coverage associated with large-scale sporting events. You might be seeing something on the news about how “the Super Bowl is the world’s largest human trafficking event in the world.”

That’s not exactly the case; large sporting events of any kind will cause a spike in demand and increase the likelihood of encountering a victim of human trafficking. But, while you can’t pin exactly how many people are trafficked during an event, here are the things we do know:

Tree Shaped by wind

Resilience is the ability to bounce back from a difficult situation or to cope with stress or adversity. Stress can come in many forms: relationship struggles, sickness (your own or that of a loved one), drastic change in your environment, isolation, or uncertainty. 

A resilient person is more likely to:

March 30, 2020