Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Program (ATOD)
Similar to all campuses, Clarion University is impacted by substance abuse issues. Alcohol directly or indirectly affects Clarion University students, faculty/staff, and the Clarion community. Students who may be experiencing problems with alcohol or drugs may need additional support and guidance. The ATOD program focuses on offering education about the effects of alcohol, tobacco, or other drug consumption to gain student attention in changing the culture around substance use. The use of illegal drugs, alcohol, or tobacco by university students may lead to lowered academic achievement, health risks, and decreased productivity.
The Keeling Health Center joined with Health Promotions encourages students to make positive healthy life choices around the use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs. The ATOD Program provides educational resources for students, faculty/staff, and the surrounding Clarion Community. The philosophy of the ATOD Program views students as adults that can make positive choices towards a healthy lifestyle. Recognizing that not all students drink alcohol or use drugs, the ATOD Program is designed for students to self-asses and reflects on the role of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs have on their lives.