Results from various studies conducted in 2011 have shown that more than 80 percent of U.S. college students consume alcohol, 40 percent engage in binge drinking and 33 percent reported using marijuana at least once a year. Consequently, one statistic becomes startlingly clear—alcohol- and drug-related incidents involving death, self-injury, driving while impaired, sexual assault, physical assault and academic consequences affect 100 percent of students, whether they drink, use drugs or abstain from both.
The Alcohol and Other Drug Committee at Elmhurst College is committed to educating its students on the dangers of alcohol and drug use while simultaneously offering students resources and information to make informed decisions. With an overarching goal of preventing and reducing the use of alcohol and drugs among Elmhurst students, the AOD Committee offers educational programming to students that will assist them in assessing their own alcohol and drug use, counseling services and referals to off-campus addiction specialists and providing information on national alcohol and drug rates as well as issues related to substance abuse on college campuses.
If you or a friend needs help for alcohol- or drug-related issues, please contact the College's Wellness Center's Counseling Services at (630) 617-3565.