Choices

You have been required to attend Choices or Marijuana Education (ME),  substance abuse education classes facilitated by Pam Paulmann, M.P.H

Choices Curriculum overview: In a comfortable and non-confrontational setting, you and your peers will have the opportunity to explore drinking patterns, related attitudes about alcohol, and motivation to change consumption. Using a harm reduction approach, we will discuss accurate information about alcohol so you can make informed decisions concerning your own use. The biology of alcohol (blood alcohol effects and tolerance) and the significant differences between men and women in regards to consumption will be discussed. Personal risk factors and identifying high-risk drinking situations will be examined in the context of developing strategies to reduce risk and attain healthy lifestyle balance.

Marijuana Education (ME) Curriculum overview: In a comfortable and non-confrontational group setting, you and your peers will have the opportunity to learn accurate information about marijuana and how it effects your body.  Participants are encouraged to reflect on personal choices and explore motivation to change risky behaviors.

Learning outcomes:

  • Reflect on your personal choices
  • Build motivation to change
  • Develop skills to deal with high-risk situations
  • Form behavioral goals around alcohol and other drugs

Class schedule:
Pre-Registration is required. These classes meet for 90 minutes and are held in Dolan Hall West Lower Level Basement (go along the side of the building and enter at the rear).

Dolan Hall West Basement is located near the Student Health Center, under the archway, along the side of the building, downstairs.  Please swipe in or ring buzzer. The classroom is at the bottom of the stairs.

Once you have registered you will receive an email. It is your responsibility to check your email account given during the registration process. Once officially registered for the class, there is a $20 fine for those who fail to attend their scheduled class. You may reschedule at any time before the class as long as it is at least 24 hours before the class time. Rescheduling with less than 24 hrs. will be considered a no-show, a $20 fine will be incurred, and it will be considered a violation of student conduct procedures.

To register: http://choices.fairfield.edu/

If you have any questions or a scheduling conflict, contact Pam Paulmann at ppaulmann@fairfield.edu


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