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1 - Alcohol Use and Abuse - Risk Management

  1. 1. Managing the Risks A Risk Management Presentation for UT Dallas Student Organizations Alcohol Use and Abuse Presentation 1 of 8 Center for Student Involvement - - utdallas.edu/csi
  2. 2. Risk Management: It’s the Law It is mandatory for representatives of registered student organizations and individuals selected by the University to complete a risk management educational program. The Texas Legislature enacted House Bill /Senate Bill (Texas Education Code Section . ), effective September , , regarding risk management education for members and advisors of student organizations registered at postsecondary educational institutions. MANAGING THE RISKS
  3. 3. What is Risk Management? Risk management considers the potential and perceived risk involved in student events and programs. It includes monitoring organization activities and taking both proactive action and corrective steps to minimize accidental injury and/or loss. MANAGING THE RISKS
  4. 4. Why Risk Management? It is the responsibility of the University to define appropriate boundaries (University policy, the law, etc.) and assist you in making choices. It is your responsibility to acknowledge your own critical role when it comes to your own safety and that of other members of the campus community. This presentation is designed to familiarize student leaders and members of UT Dallas student organizations with proper risk assessment and management issues. MANAGING THE RISKS
  5. 5. Types of risk Physical Injury, illness, death, hazing, sexual assault, binge/excessive drinking Psychological Hazing, sexual assault, eating disorders, alcohol and drug abuse Financial Money handling, fundraising, budgets Reputational The media, views from other members of the community Environmental/physical space Fire safety, property damage, exceeding room capacity, crowd control, driving Other potential harm Underage drinking, violating the law or University rules MANAGING THE RISKS
  6. 6. Managing the Risks Alcohol Use and Abuse OBJECTIVES 1. Review actions to address common alcohol use and abuse problems 2. Describe legal and civil risks involved with alcohol service 3. Name reasonable efforts to avoid criminal and civil risks Alcohol Use and Abuse ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  7. 7. Managing the Risks Alcohol Use and Abuse ALCOHOL PROS & CONS Positives Negatives • Fun • Having a hangover • Good stories and hanging • Regretting behavior out • Missing class • Meet people • Blacking out (memory loss) • Taste • Arguing with friends • Relaxing • Getting behind in school • Buzz work • Having unplanned sex Alcohol Use and Abuse ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  8. 8. Managing the Risks Alcohol Use and Abuse ALCOHOL OVERDOSE Critical 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 Alcohol Use and Abuse ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  9. 9. Managing the Risks Alcohol Use and Abuse 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 Alcohol Use and Abuse ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  10. 10. Managing the Risks Alcohol Use and Abuse ALCOHOL OVERDOSE 1. 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 Alcohol Use and Abuse ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  11. 11. Managing the Risks Alcohol Use and Abuse 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. Alcohol Use and Abuse ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  12. 12. Managing the Risks Alcohol Use and Abuse 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 Alcohol Use and Abuse ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  13. 13. Managing the Risks Alcohol Use and Abuse RED FLAGS • 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 Alcohol Use and Abuse ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  14. 14. Managing the Risks Alcohol Use and Abuse 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 Alcohol Use and Abuse ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  15. 15. Managing the Risks Alcohol Use and Abuse LEGAL ISSUES • Civil Liability • Social host, any person, or group of individuals • Held financially responsible if 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 Alcohol Use and Abuse ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  16. 16. Managing the Risks Alcohol Use and Abuse 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 Alcohol Use and Abuse ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  17. 17. Managing the Risks Alcohol Use and Abuse 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 Alcohol Use and Abuse ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  18. 18. Managing the Risks Alcohol Use and Abuse POLICY First Offense The University will impose a minimum sanction of admonition (written warning) for a first-time alcohol policy violation, and disciplinary probation and suspension of rights and privileges for a first-time drug policy violation. Second offenses receive harsher penalties up to and including suspension or expulsion. Alcohol Use and Abuse ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  19. 19. Managing the Risks Alcohol Use and Abuse PENALTIES Other penalties may be imposed for conduct related to the unlawful use, possession, or distribution of drugs or alcohol. Penalties include payment for damage to property or such other penalty as deemed appropriate under the circumstances of the incident at hand. Alcohol Use and Abuse ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  20. 20. Managing the Risks Alcohol Use and Abuse 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 Alcohol Use and Abuse ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  21. 21. Managing the Risks Alcohol Use and Abuse PROTECT YOURSELF Reasonable 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
  22. 22. Managing the Risks Alcohol Use and Abuse PROTECT YOURSELF Reasonable 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
  23. 23. Managing the Risks Alcohol Use and Abuse 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. Alcohol Use and Abuse ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  24. 24. Managing the Risks Alcohol Use and Abuse 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. Alcohol Use and Abuse ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  25. 25. Managing the Risks Alcohol Use and Abuse UNIVERSITY RESOURCES Interventions, Referrals, and Treatment • UT D Counseling Center - 972-883-2575 - www.utdallas.edu/counseling • Crisis Line - 972-233-2233 • UTD Health Center - 972-883-4275 Alcohol Use and Abuse ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  26. 26. Review Your Knowledge 1) Click on the link below to get started https://elearning.utdallas.edu/webct/ entryPageIns.dowebct 2) Click on Trainings, Organizations, and Research 3) Click login. Enter your net id and password. 4) Click on Risk Management Training quizzes. 5) Click on the quiz title that you will take. 6) Click Begin Assessment. As you proceed through the quiz make sure that you click Save and View Next 7) Once you have Answered and Saved all ten questions click finish. 8) Wait for the submission report. 9) Once the submission report is confirmed click View Attempt. 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%. MANAGING THE RISKS

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