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Alcohol - Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

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A recent K-State survey showed that 82% of the students on this campus drink alcoholic beverages. Of greater concern, however, is that as many as 15% of K-State students report having significant negative consequences as a result of their use of alcohol.

Self Evaluation
Are you in financial difficulty as a result of your drinking?
Do you drink alone?
Do you require more alcohol to achieve the same effects?
Do you drink more often now than when you used to?
Do you sometimes gulp your drinks?
Do you drink to relax?
Do you ever forget things while drinking?
Do you keep alcohol hidden for a quick pick-me-up?
Is your drinking jeopardizing your academic performance?
Have you ever injured yourself or other persons after drinking?
Do you drive after using alcohol?
Is you alcohol affecting your interpersonal relationships?
Have you ever needed a morning eye-opener drink?
Have you ever felt guilty about your drinking?
Have you ever been annoyed by criticism of your drinking?
Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?

If a number of the above items apply to you, or if you felt yourself getting defensive while answering these questions, it may indicate that a problem exists and that you may want to take a more detailed look at your drinking behavior. Further evaluation could help you decide if a problem actually exists.

Caution should be exercised in using this evaluation form to assess someone else's drinking situation.


K-State Campus:

Counseling Services, 232 English/Counseling Services Bldg., (785) 532-6927

Lafene Student Health Center - K-State, 1105 Sunset, (785) 532-6544

Health Education and Promotions Office, Lafene Health Center- K-State, 1105 Sunset, (785) 532-6595


Off-Campus in Manhattan, KS:

Alcoholics Anonymous; (785) 537-8511

Alcoholics Anonymous Noon Group, Blue Valley Memorial United Methodist Church, 835 Church Ave., Manhattan, KS , (785) 537-9260

Regional Prevention Center, (785) 587-4372

Pawnee Mental Health Services, Manhattan call (785) 587-4300

Some National Hot Lines:

National Institute on Drug Abuse 1-800-662-4357

Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters 1-800-356-9996


updated 7/19/2004