Resources and Education for Alcohol in your Life

University of Dayton's REAL (Resources and Education for Alcohol in your Life) programming provides an assortment of different topics regarding alcohol and other drugs that allows you to create the most appropriate program for your audience! Our first priority is the health and safety of our students. We understand that along with academics, having fun is a part of the college experience. We want to know that you are making the safest and most responsible decisions regarding alcohol. We are here to provide you with the facts, information, and support that you need regarding alcohol and other drugs and to have those conversations that are sometimes difficult to have. Our goal is to ensure that all UD students have a safe, healthy, and successful college experience!

Alecia Smith
Coordinator of Alcohol and Other Drugs Prevention Education

Making Choices

There are many choices you can make regarding alcohol. If you choose not to drink that is certainly a healthy and safe option but we also want those of you who choose to drink to be making the safest and most responsible decisions possible. There is so much to discuss regarding alcohol and other drugs and we can help! Please let us come to your organization, class, or event and have those conversations.

Flyer Host!

Hey! Are you thinking about hosting a party and want to make sure that you've got everything covered? Schedule a Flyer Host Training and get a FREE box of supplies for your party! A Flyer Host Training is a One hour training where you learn about responsible hosting strategies, how to deal with high risk situations where alcohol may be involved, increase your awareness of bystander intervention, and double check that you have everything in order to have the best gathering possible! Once you go through the training you can register your future gathering and receive free supplies such as snacks, cleaning supplies, and toiletries. To register for a Flyer Host Training or to register your gathering with Flyer Host please click here to fill out the form. We look forward to working with you! 

***If you are a Recognized Student Organization, Greek Organization, or other University Affiliated Group and want to register an event for your group please click here

Know the Facts

Moderate or “low-risk” drinking

For men: No more than 4 drinks on any single day AND no more than 14 drinks per week

For women: No more than 3 drinks on any single day AND no more than 7 drinks per week

Heavy or “at-risk” drinking

The 5 signs that you may be drinking in a High Risk/Problematic way

1. Tolerance

2. Blackouts

3. You cannot stop with one drink

4. You feel like you need a drink (to feel like yourself, to get your day started, to cope with issues you may be experiencing)

5. Family History

Alcohol Poisoning 

Know the Signs

1. Throwing Up

2. Bluish/Clammy Skin

3. Slow or Irregular Breathing

4. Non-Responsive

Know what's in your pour!

Know what's in your pour!