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Beer, Booze and Books

How to successfully navigate the collegiate party scene
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 16 Articles
  • 24 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Accurately estimate the amount of alcohol in various drinks
  • Understand how alcohol interacts with the body
  • Accurately estimate Blood Alcohol Level
  • Identify the risks associated with high risk drinking including hangovers, risky sexual activity, blackouts, alcohol poisoning, violence, and driving under the influence
  • Recognize the impact of high risk drinking on academic success
  • Recognize the impact of high risk drinking on athletic performance
  • Understand the reationship between high is drinking and sexual assault
  • Recognize the presence of an alcohol use disorder including addiction
  • Identify the the themes of alcohol advertising
  • Understand the importance of effectively intervening with someone they believe has an alcohol use disorder
  • Drink at a low risk level and avoid the problems associated with high risk drinking
  • Identify the basic risks associated with the consumption of drugs other than alcohol
  • Identify and participate in activities associated with success in college
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Requirements
  • Clear your mind of any previous experiences or preconceived notions about alcohol education programs.
  • Open your mind for a realistic, nonjudgmental approach to college drinking.
Description

Beer, Booze and Books is a unique look at the number one lifestyle related health problem facing college students, dangerous alcohol consumption.  College is a major investment of well over $100,000 in many cases and heavy risking drinking is one of the primary causes of academic failure. This non judgmental approach to high risk drinking presents not only the problems associated with dangerous drinking but also provides tips for developing and maintaining a safe, healthy and successful college career including an active social life. It provides not only helpful, informative videos but also assessments and activities designed to help you understand the role alcohol plays in college. Even if you do not drink alcohol, this course can help you better understand and confront the negative second hand binge effects of college drinking.

Who is the target audience?
  • High School Students
  • College Students
  • Parents of high school students preparing for college
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 42 Lectures Collapse All 42 Lectures 05:39:34
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Alcohol Basics
7 Lectures 01:02:26

This video provides and overview of the course process and content.

Preview 04:30

Students from a number of sections in my alcohol education course were given the option to go to a campus party and not drink as a class project. This chapter includes the responses of numerous students who participated in the challenge.

TEXT Party Time... where the action is
12:09

Here is a brief historical look at alcohol as well as comments about the current status of alcohol in society.

Introduction to Alcohol
08:20

Using one of the suggested BAC Calculators, estimate the Blood Alcohol Level in each exercise.

Blood Alcohol Concentration Calculation
3 questions

Alcohol Volume of Drinks
06:58

Identify the amount of alcohol in the drinks.

Drinks
3 questions

This chapter provides the alcohol content of the more popular campus drinks as well as how to calculate the alcohol volume of many other drinks as well.

TEXT Drinks... beer, wine, liquor - what's the difference
10:56

The path of alcohol through the body is followed in this lecture.

6 Alcohol and the Body
07:06

This chapter includes the path of alcohol through the body including absorption and metabolism as well as estimating blood alcohol concentration.

TEXT Alcohol…odorless, colorless, tasteless - and potentially dangerous
12:27
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Problems with High Risk Drinking
19 Lectures 02:42:24

The lecture presents a description of blackouts as well as their causes and prevention.

Preview 03:39

The lecture presents a description of hangovers as well as their causes and prevention.

6 Risks: Hangovers
06:51

Here are the causes, signs, of alcohol poisoning. There are also instructions as to how to handle someone you think maybe experiencing alcohol poisoning.

Risks: Alcohol Poisoning
07:47

This lecture describes the impact high risk alcohol consumption can have on academic success or failure.

Risks: Academics
05:22

One of the deadliest activities facing young adults is drinking and driving. This lecture clarifies many myths and misperceptions about driving under the influence.

Risks: Driving Under the Influence
06:41

This lecture covers the two primary links between alcohol and violence.

Risk: Violence
03:16

Risks: Risky Sex
08:12

The chapter contains a comprehensive look at the alcohol related problems faced by college students.

TEXT Risks... so what's the big deal
36:13

Sexual assault on campus is a tragic reality on campus. This lecture contains some of the contributing factors as well as tips for minimizing risk. It also contains suggestions for campus sexual assault prevention activities.

Acquaintance Rape
09:00

Sexual assault on campus is a tragic reality on campus. This chapter contains some of the contributing factors as well as tips for minimizing risk. It also contains suggestions for campus sexual assault prevention activities.

TEXT Acquaintance Rape... removing the shroud of secrecy
12:55

Here is a explanation of the evaluation of the presence of an alcohol use disorder.

Alcohol Use Disorder
04:10

Here is a explanation of the evaluation of the presence of an alcohol use disorder. It also contains the 11 questions used when assessing the presence or not of an Alcohol Use Disorder.

TEXT Alcohol Use Disorder... physical, chronic, progressive
09:17

For the purposes of this Quiz, a "Yes" or "Incorrect" answer is a sign of an increased risk for an Alcohol Use Disorder.

Alcohol Use Disorder Assessment
11 questions

Here are suggestions for confronting someone you believe is experiencing an alcohol or other drug use disorder.

Intervention
08:56

Here are suggestions for confronting someone you believe is experiencing an alcohol or other drug use disorder.

TEXT Intervention... if not you, who? If not now, when?
09:54

Family Issues
06:24

This chapter is a sensitive yet realistic look at the impact alcoholism can have on family members. It contains an assessment of the potential impact of alcohol on family members.

TEXT Family Issues... why does it still hurt
08:21

Assess your Family's health. For the purposes of this Quiz, "Correct" answers indicate your answer is associated with a positive attribute of a healthy family. An "Incorrect" answer indicates the presence of an issue that is associated with unhealthy family.

Family Health Quiz
12 questions

Here is a brief look at the value of seeking a counselor or recovery program if facing addiction.

Recovery
03:20

This chapter is a brief look at the value of seeking a counselor or recovery program if facing addiction.

TEXT Recovery... one day at a time
07:57
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Special Campus Issues
11 Lectures 01:22:21

The reality of the benefits and challenges faced if considering membership in a fraternity or sorority is presented in this lecture.

Greeks: Fraternities and Sororities
04:18

This lecture presents the specific alcohol related challenges  that women face including greater risks for problems in clouding addiction.

Women
04:49

Alcohol's impact on athletic performance is described in this lecture.

Preview 05:10

Different segments of the student population face specific challenges that are presented in this chapter.

TEXT Greeks, Women and Athletes... special concerns
12:03

This video clip contains student reactions to spring break as well as suggestions for making the most of Spring Break.

6 Spring Break
02:27

This chapter clip contains suggestions for making the most of Spring Break including suggestions for Alternative Spring Break.

TEXT Spring Break... a good time was had by all - maybe
14:42

This lecture is an overview of the material contained in the External Resources exposing the marketing themes and strategies of the alcohol industry. 
Preview 02:52

This chapter covers the value of getting involved in some of the myriad of activities available on campus and in the community.

TEXT Get Involved... contributing to a safe and healthy campus
06:51

This chapter is an overview of the material contained in the External Resources exposing the marketing themes and strategies of the alcohol industry. 

TEXT Advertising... this Bud's for you
03:54

Although other drug consumption in general is a minimal problem on campus, the potential problems associated marijuana use are presented in this lecture.

Other Drugs
05:06

This chapter contains a comprehensive list of the most popular illicit drugs including their medical use an addiction potential.

TEXT Other Drugs... alcohol is not the only danger
20:07
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College Success
5 Lectures 34:28

Guidelines for low risk drinking are provided here.

Low Risk Drinking
07:07

This lecture addresses the misperception that "Everybody drinks" on campus.

Lecture: Social Norms
07:54

Here is a call to action and taking responsibility for your college success.

TEXT Success... it's up to you
13:38

A brief thank you from Jim Matthews as well as an inspirational closing story regarding the impact of high risk alcohol consumption on college students.

Closure
04:16

Read the attached information about endorsement and the disclaimer.

TEXT Endorsement and Liability Disclaimer
01:33
About the Instructor
Jim Matthews, M.Ed.
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Author, Educator, Professional Speaker

Jim Matthews, M.Ed. was the Special Assistant to the Vice President for Alcohol and Other Drug Programs at Keene State College in New Hampshire for thirteen years where his courses were recognized by the campus newspaper as the most popular courses at Keene State. He was also the Coordinator of Health Education at Merrimack College for seven years. Jim was a member of the Advisory Board for the United States Department of Education Northeast Regional Center for Drug Free Schools and Communities, is a certified trainer for the Prevention Research Institute and was a participant in the Betty Ford Center Professional-in-Residence Program. The National Collegiate Athletic Association approved his programs for its Sports-Sciences Speaker Grant Program. As a professional speaker he has conducted presentations and workshops for numerous professional and community organizations as well as over 500,000 students on more than 500 campuses in the United States and Canada including the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Manhattan College, University of Florida, Oregon State University, University of Oregon, Pennsylvania State University, State University of New York, the Georgia University System, the Ocean State Center for Law and Citizen Education, and the National Association for Campus Activities. Jim has appeared on ABC-TV, WOR-TV, CNN, NBC and National Public Radio and has been featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles.

He is the author of three books dealing with college drinking:  Beer, Booze and Books...a sober look at higher education; The ABCs of College Drinking…25 tips for navigating the collegiate party scene and A Parent’s Guide to College Drinking… facing the challenge together.