SJC Long Island’s Peer Health Educators are hosting a number of events next week, raising awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence.
“The reported increase in alcohol abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic makes raising the awareness of these issues all the more urgent as we lead up to the holiday season,” SJC Long Island’s nurse Kerry Smith Vall, R.N., said. “Throughout the week, students will receive information on community resources for obtaining help with substance abuse.”
The program, aptly titled “Don’t Drink and Drive,” kicks off Monday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with grab-and-go goody bags in the student lounge. Students are invited to join an Alcohol Awareness Q&A on Wednesday, Nov. 18, via Zoom with the Wellness Center’s Assistant Director Laurie McArdle.
Throughout the week, there will also be a series of facts and questions about driving under the influence, which will be posted on the Wellness Center’s social media accounts. All students who respond to questions via messaging will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win an Uber gift card. Students who pick up goody bags on Monday will also be entered.
For more information, contact the Peer Health Educators at peerhealtheducators@student.