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10/25/2013

Health and Counseling Services Serves Up Information During Alcohol Awareness Week

Quick Facts

 The first event will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 in the DiGiorgio Campus Center lobby.

ROCK HILL, S.C. — The Department of Health and Counseling Services at Winthrop University will educate students on the dangers of alcohol Oct. 28-31 during Alcohol Awareness Week 2013.

Activities during the week include:

Alcohol Awareness Week Information Table
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m., DiGiorgio Campus Center lobby.
Staff and students will be on hand to talk to the Winthrop community about the effects and implications of alcohol. They will also hand out pamphlets and offer several interactive activities.

Presentation: “DUI: A Powerful Lesson”
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m. Free. Tillman Auditorium.
Co-sponsored by the DiGiorgio Student Union and the Office of Victims Assistance, the event features Mark Sterner who will tell his tragic story and the positive and negative ways it has affected his life. Sterner was driving drunk one night with his three best friends in the car when he crashed, killing his friends.

HBO Documentary: “Addiction”
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m. Free. Dina's Place.
Several accomplished filmmakers contribute updates and thoughts, and the recovery and treatment of those addicted to drugs and alcohol in this powerful documentary. A discussion and drawing for prizes will follow the film.

• Demonstration: You’ve Been Served!
Thursday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m., DiGiorgio Campus Center lobby.
Experience what it is like to drive drunk through this interactive exhibit.

Performance: Turned Down for What!
Thursday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m. Free. Dina's Place.
Student improvisation and advocacy group Skin Deep will perform skirts about the dangers of underage drinking, its consequences and responsible behavior. Mocktails will be served and cash prizes are available.

For more information, contact Health and Counseling Services at 803/323-2206.

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