On college campuses across the country, alcohol and drug use by underage students, including binge drinking, and its negative impact are of increasing concern. Carleton is no exception. The following excerpt from the Carleton College Student Handbook introduces the philosophy upon which Carleton’s policies on Alcohol and Other Drugs are based.
“Carleton College is committed to promoting responsible behavior regarding the use of alcoholic beverages. As an educational institution, the College provides resources through which students are empowered to inform themselves about the physiological, psychological, and sociological effects of alcohol and other drugs upon the individual and the community.”
MyStudentBody.com is one such resource. This alcohol and drug abuse prevention and education website is a part of the overall suite of programs to which Carleton has chosen to subscribe. An important aspect of the program is a self-administered risk assessment that personalizes information based on a student’s drug and alcohol-related beliefs, behaviors, and experiences. All incoming students are required to visit the site and complete the Essentials Course (both the alcohol module and drug module) prior to arriving on campus in the fall.
After you have completed the course, you will be allowed to roam freely on the website. As you will have completed the self-assessment, the website content will be personalized to you. The areas you will find to explore include, but are not limited to:
- Student Center which houses a library of other information
- Advice area where you can ask questions and receive answers
MyStudentBody is a research-based initiative that is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). MyStudentBody covers the following health areas: Alcohol, Drugs (Illicit and Prescription),
Stress, Sexual Health and Relationships, Tobacco, and Nutrition.
It is our hope that you will find MyStudentBody.com and the other sites in the suite to be a valuable supplement to other resources on campus.