Non Use …<br /> At UNH?<br />Did you know…According to the 2009 UNH student survey:<br /><ul><li>20% of UNH students do not use alcohol at all on a monthly basis.
31% of UNH students do not use alcohol on a </li></ul> weekly basis.<br />For a campus of 12,000 students, that is over 4,000 students who are not drinking during any given week. Which is like filling Stoke Hall 6 times.<br />
People will pressure me to drink.</li></ul>None of these are true, thousands of UNH students don’t drink, or “party” and still have a fun and active social life.<br />
Why Not Drink?<br />To stay out of trouble<br />To stay safe<br />To stay in control<br />For religious/moral reasons<br />Previous bad experiences<br />Health reasons<br />Medication Interactions<br />Family history of Alcoholism<br />Whatever your reasons, you make the choice! If it’s good for you, it is the right reason.<br />
How to Deal with Others<br /><ul><li> Be consistent. It is easier for people to support you if you </li></ul> are consistent with your message and your approach.<br /><ul><li> Be willing and prepared to turn down drinks.
If comfortable, share your plan and feelings. People are less </li></ul> likely to offer you a drink if they know that you don’t plan on <br /> drinking.<br /><ul><li> If comfortable, share your thoughts with others. You might </li></ul> find that a friend has similar feelings and you speaking up <br /> may give them the courage to not drink too.<br />
Plan Ahead<br /><ul><li> What else is happening on campus?
If you are going to a party, bring your own drinks.
Speak up. If there is something you would like to see or </li></ul> do (on your floor, in your hall, or on campus) let people <br /> know.<br /><ul><li> Get involved in groups that share your interests.
Find friends who are supportive.</li></li></ul><li>Remember…whatever your reason, it’s the right reason for you.<br />Don’t worry about others. Most won’t notice or care if you don’t drink.<br />You don’t need alcohol to have fun.<br />You could be a catalyst for change as others notice that you are having a good time without the negative consequences often associated with drinking.<br />
How To Have Fun Without Drinking<br /><ul><li> Join a student organization (www.unh.mub.com/sos)
Take a class at Campus Recreation (http://campusrec.unh.edu)
Need ideas? Check out www.unhmub.com/afterhours.</li></li></ul><li>Services at UNH<br />Office of Health Education and Promotion, Health Services<br />Offers counseling, support and education for those concerned about their own or another’s alcohol and/or other drug use. <br />Appointments/information: (603) 862-3823 or www.unh.edu/health-services.<br />Other Resources<br />Counseling Center: (603) 862-2090,www.unhcc.unh.edu <br />Have fun without Alcohol: www.unhmub/afterhours/<br />