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1 Alcholol Use and Abuse - Risk Management - 1

  1. 1. Managing the Risks A Risk Management Presentation For UT Dallas Student Organizations Alcohol Use and Abuse Presentation 1 of 9
  2. 2. Risk Management: It’s the LawIt is mandatory for representatives of registered studentorganizations and individuals selected by the University tocomplete a risk management educational program.The Texas Legislature enacted House Bill 2639/Senate Bill1138 (Texas Education Code Section S1.9361), effectiveSeptember 1, 2007, regarding risk management education formembers and advisors of student organizations registered atpost secondary educational institutions. MANAGING THE RISKS ● Alcohol Use and Abuse
  3. 3. What is Risk Management?Risk management considers the potential and perceived riskinvolved in student events and programs.It includes monitoring organization activities and taking bothproactive action and corrective steps to minimize accidentalinjury and/or loss. MANAGING THE RISKS ● Alcohol Use and Abuse
  4. 4. Why Risk Management?It is the responsibility of the University to define appropriateboundaries (University policy, the law, etc.) and assist you inmaking choices.It is your responsibility to acknowledge your own critical rolewhen it comes to your own safety and that of othermembers of the campus community.This presentation is designed to familiarize student leadersand members of UT Dallas student organizations withproper risk assessment and management issues. MANAGING THE RISKS ● Alcohol Use and Abuse
  5. 5. Types of riskPhysicalInjury, illness, death, hazing, sexual assault, binge/excessive drinkingPsychologicalHazing, sexual assault, eating disorders, alcohol and drug abuseFinancialMoney handling, fundraising, budgetsReputationalThe media, views from other members of the communityEnvironmental/physical spaceFire safety, property damage, exceeding room capacity, crowd control,drivingOther potential harmUnderage drinking, violating the law or University rules MANAGING THE RISKS ● Alcohol Use and Abuse
  6. 6. Alcohol Use and AbuseOBJECTIVES1.Review actions to address common alcohol use and abuse problems2.Describe legal and civil risks involved with alcohol service3.Name reasonable efforts to avoid criminal and civil risks MANAGING THE RISKS ● Alcohol Use and Abuse
  7. 7. ALCOHOL PROS & CONSPROS CONS• Fun • Having a hangover• Good stories and • Regretting behaviorhanging out • Missing class• Meet people • Blacking out (memory loss)• Taste • Arguing with friends• Relaxing • Getting behind in school• Buzz work • Having unplanned sex MANAGING THE RISKS ● Alcohol Use and Abuse
  8. 8. ALCOHOL OVERDOSECritical medical situation if:• Passed out and cannot be awakened or is semi-conscious but incoherent• Vomiting without awakening• Shallow, irregular breathing• Cold, clammy, pale, bluish skin• Seizures, convulsion, or rigid spasms MANAGING THE RISKS ● Alcohol Use and Abuse
  9. 9. WHAT TO DO?1.Call 911 IMMEDIATELY!!2.Put the person in the recovery positions (Bacchus Maneuver)3.Stay with the person until help arrives MANAGING THE RISKS ● Alcohol Use and Abuse
  10. 10. The Bacchus Maneuver1. Raise the arm that is closest to you above their head. Prepare to roll them towards you.2. Gently roll them toward you, guarding their head from hitting the floor. The head should rest in front of the arm, not on it.3. Tilt the head up to maintain airway. Tuck their nearest hand under the cheek to help maintain head tilt and raise the face off the MANAGING THE RISKS ● Alcohol Use and Abuse
  11. 11. SOMEONE CAUSING PROBLEMS?• Gauge your response to their behavior• Make clear statements. Speak to the point.• Use first person/“I-statements”• Be non-judgmental and non-threatening• Provide reason for your actions• Maintain control over the service of alcohol and over emotions• Call the police if a situation gets out of control. The Richardson Police Department and the UTD Police are available to help. MANAGING THE RISKS ● Alcohol Use and Abuse
  12. 12. RED FLAGS• Sets limits but cannot stick to them• Makes promises about drinking but breaks those promises.• Lies or tries to hide drinking• Forgets or denies events that happened when drunk.• As if a different person, they behave differently when intoxicated compared to when sober MANAGING THE RISKS ● Alcohol Use and Abuse
  13. 13. RED FLAGS (Cont.)• Avoids social functions where alcohol not available• Feels guilty, embarrassed, or remorseful about words or behavior when intoxicated• High tolerance• Drinks in the morning to treat a hangover or avoid shakes MANAGING THE RISKS ● Alcohol Use and Abuse
  14. 14. HOW TO RESPOND• Pay attention to specific alcohol related behaviors• Share your concerns. ‒ For example: “When we go out and you [specific behavior], I feel [embarrassed, sad, concerned, etc]”• If they do respond, really listen to what they say.• State your expectations clearly, ask for what you want. ‒ For example: “I Think it might be time for you to talk to someone”• Offer to help them find help: ‒ Contact Amanda Smith at 972-883-4275 ‒ Counseling & Mental Health Center at 972-883-2575 MANAGING THE RISKS ● Alcohol Use and Abuse
  15. 15. LEGAL ISSUES• Civil Liability• Social host is any person or group of individuals who serve alcohol in a non-commercial setting.• Social host is held financially responsible if gets someone hurt, damages property , or causes injury• Serving alcohol to minors or other individuals• Obvious drunk or minor involved in car accident resulting in death or injury• Avoid liability by not serving alcohol MANAGING THE RISKS ● Alcohol Use and Abuse
  16. 16. COMMON LAW NEGLIGENCE• Often used in civil and criminal law• Helps determine level of responsibility• Carelessness Vs. Negligence• Negligence Vs. Diligence• Recover financial compensation for negligence• Impact of stress on you, your organization, family, and friends MANAGING THE RISKS ● Alcohol Use and Abuse
  17. 17. UNIVERSITY POLICY• Clearly prohibits underage drinking and other violations consistent with state law• Student(s) subject to discipline whether conduct takes place on or off campus or whether civil or criminal penalties are also imposed for such conduct• Ignorance of the policy does not protect from disciplinary action• Important to become familiar with UT Dallas policies• Go to www.utdallas.edu/thatguy/penalties MANAGING THE RISKS ● Alcohol Use and Abuse
  18. 18. POLICYFirst OffenseThe University will impose a minimum sanction of admonition(written warning) for a first-time alcohol policy violation, anddisciplinary probation and suspension of rights and privilegesfor a first-time drug policy violation.Second offensesreceive harsher penalties up to and including suspension orexpulsion. MANAGING THE RISKS ● Alcohol Use and Abuse
  19. 19. PENALTIES• Penalties include payment for damage to property or such other penalty as deemed appropriate under the circumstances of the incident at hand.• Other penalties may be imposed for conduct related to the unlawful use, possession, or distribution of drugs or alcohol. MANAGING THE RISKS ● Alcohol Use and Abuse
  20. 20. STATE LAWS• Many Students familiar with state laws.• Underage, excessive drinking, and alcohol-influenced behavior most common violations• Impaired driving commonly problematic• Many tolerant of permissive drinking and driving; minimize negative consequences• Find least drunk person for designated driving instead of sticking to sober driving instead• Many unfamiliar with Affirmative Link• Go to www.utdallas.edu/thatguy/penalties MANAGING THE RISKS ● Alcohol Use and Abuse
  21. 21. PROTECT YOURSELFReasonable Efforts:• Hire a third party vendor• Prevent service of alcohol to minors (check IDs)• Always maintain control over the service of alcohol• Avoid self-serve containers (use bartender or beer bottles)• Watch out for problem drinkers and intervene early!• Go to www.utdallas.edu/thatguy/partysmart/ Alcohol Use and Abuse ● MANAGING THE RISKS MANAGING THE RISKS ● Alcohol Use and Abuse
  22. 22. PROTECT YOURSELFReasonable Efforts:• Sober Host Training Program ‒ Contact Amanda Smith at 972-883-4275• Have food & non-alcoholic beverages available• Avoid drinking games• Call for help (fights, injury, or alcohol overdose)• Provide all guests a safe ride home• Alcohol resources available at www.utdallas.edu/thatguy/ Alcohol Use and Abuse ● MANAGING THE RISKS MANAGING THE RISKS ● Alcohol Use and Abuse
  23. 23. SUMMARY• Symptoms of Alcohol overdose include slow respiration, lapses in breathing; skin irregularities; and unresponsiveness.• The FIRST thing you should do if you suspect someone is experiencing an alcohol overdose is call 911.• When you are confronting someone who is causing problems when alcohol is present, it is best to use first- person/”I-statements.”• Red flags that indicate that a person may have an alcohol problem include drinking in the morning to treat a hangover, forgetting or denying events that happened when drunk, and setting limits, but not sticking to them. MANAGING THE RISKS ● Alcohol Use and Abuse
  24. 24. SUMMARY• A social host is a private individual or group of people who serve alcohol in a non-commercial setting.• You can reduce risk and liability associated with alcohol by watching out for problem drinkers and intervene early, hiring a third party vendor, and preventing service of alcohol to minors.• Negligence reflects an individual falling short of what a reasonable person would be expected to protect another person from foreseeable risks of harm.• Students and student organizations can be subject to university discipline for underage drinking, driving while intoxicated, and public intoxication. MANAGING THE RISKS ● Alcohol Use and Abuse
  25. 25. UNIVERSITY RESOURCESFor Interventions, Referrals, and Treatment UTD Counseling center 972-883-2575 www.utdallas.edu/counseling Crisis Line 972-233-2233 UTD Health Center 972-883-4275 MANAGING THE RISKS ● Alcohol Use and Abuse
  26. 26. Review Your Knowledge1) Clink on the link below to get started https://elearningpilot.utdallas.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp2) Login with your netID and Password3) In the my organizations box click on Risk Management Quizzes 2012-20134) Click on the quiz title that you will take.5) Click Begin. As you proceed make sure all answers are saved.6) Once you have answered and Saved all ten questions click save and submit.7) Wait for the submission report. Click ok to view results8) If you have scored an 80% you may move on to the next quiz. If you have not scored an 80% you must retake the quiz until you have received a score of 80%

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