The Office of Health Promotion offers education and outreach relating to alcohol and other drugs.  For more information or to join a session, reach out to our Director, Kate Kaufman Burns:

Do you know the alcohol content of a glass of wine?

Have you been told that there are ways to sober up more quickly?

Do you know the signs of alcohol poisoning?

Did you know that smoking has been attributed to causing over five types of cancer?

Learn more about alcohol and drug use and effects.

Before you act, know the facts!



According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths and 2.5 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) each year in the United States from 2006 – 2010. 


Marijuana is one of the most commonly used illegal substance in the US.


The evidence and the trends reflect that tobacco use, smoking and exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke are significant health hazards.

Other Drugs

Prescription drug abuse is when someone takes a medication that was prescribed for someone else or takes their own prescription in a way not intended by a doctor or for a different reason—like to get high.