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For many students, going away to college is the point in life when they begin the experience of making their own decisions about their life on a day-to-day basis. There are many fewer constraints on choices, and without parents nearby to enforce their rules, adverse consequences often appear to be remote or nonexistent. It is not surprising that college is a time of personal experimentation in many areas of behavior. In fact, much of the personal growth that occurs during the college years occurs outside of the class room, through this process of experimentation.

One area where students have the opportunity to experiment is with their use of alcohol. Though colleges do not endorse drinking for students under the legal drinking age, students vary in whether they choose to drink alcohol.

The Counseling Center is a resource for students who are struggling with issues relating to alcohol and other substance abuse. We encourage you to make an appointment with a counselor at the Counseling Center if you have questions, would like to pursue treatment, or could use a listening ear and support. For information on how to make an appointment, click here.

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University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh would like to continue to offer a safe environment for all students. Our bystander intervention program has been developed to assist students with looking out for one another and creating safe spaces on campus. To learn more check out the Bystander Intervention webpage: Know Your Campus


Here are some resources that may be a benefit to you or someone you know:

College Drinking Prevention website-

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism-

Please visit the Case Management Additional Resources page for local and national agencies: AODA resources


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