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October 21, 2002

CSUS recognizes National Collegiate
Alcohol Awareness Week

Students at California State University, Sacramento will join more than 3,000 other campuses across the country to promote personal responsibility in consumption of alcoholic beverages during National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, Oct. 20 - 27.

"We have a responsibility to tell people that CSUS students are making healthy choices," said Heather Dunn Carlton, chair of the CSUS Alcohol Advisory Council.

According to a recent nationwide study of college students, CSUS students drink less alcohol -2.6 drinks per week compared to the national average of 5.2- and are considerably less likely to engage in high-risk drinking than their peers around the country.

The week of activities will include information tables throughout campus, education programs, volleyball and interactive games, and a bulletin board competition in residence halls. "We are trying to show CSUS students that there are many ways to have a good time without abusing drugs or alcohol," said Ken Morton, CSUS recreational sports program advisor.

The CSUS recreational sports program will host the 2002 Natural High Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 23 in the Library Quad with a "kNOw limits" theme. It will provide an opportunity for organizations-including the California Highway Patrol, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and University groups-to give presentations about responsibility and alternatives to drinking.

Students who sign a pledge promising not to drink and drive will be eligible for prize drawings. Participation is free. Media assistance is available by contacting the CSUS public affairs office at 278-6156.

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