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AlcoholEdu and Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

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What is the AlcoholEdu Program?

AlcoholEdu is an online educational program designed to assist students to think critically about choices related to alcohol use and understand the risks associated with underage and high-risk drinking while preparing students to engage in bystander intervention.

This course will take approximately 2 hours to complete.

What is the Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Program?

The Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention program is an online education program designed to arm students with the knowledge and skills to make healthy, informed decisions when it comes to prescription medications, as well as critical information on what is addiction and how to intervene when faced with a situation involving drug misuse.

This course will take 30-40 minutes to complete.

Visit wellness.asu.edu to learn more about Alcohol and Other Drugs.

How do I take the AlcoholEdu or Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Programs?

First Year Students

First year students are required to complete the trainings and will be pre-enrolled in the programs as part of the New Student Experience. You can access New Student Experience through MyASU, and will find the Course in “Step 4: ASU Ready.” If you are having issues accessing the course, email wellness@asu.edu  

Student Employees

If you are being asked to take the course as a student employee, your supervisor should have provided you with a link to enroll in the course. Check with your supervisor for the link to access the course. 

Supervisors, Faculty and Staff

If you are a supervisor or faculty member who would like to assign the courses as part of an employment training or academic course, you can have students self-enroll in the course through Canvas. Students can enroll in AlcoholEdu course and the Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention course. If you have a significant number of students and would like your students to be in their own Canvas course so that you can be added as an instructor and have access to the gradebook to monitor completion, email wellness@asu.edu to set up the course. Please allow 1-2 business days for a response to email as well as an additional 2-3 business days for the course to be set up.


Questions about the AlcoholEdu or Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Programs?


If you need support or assistance while completing this program, please use the resources available to you on wellness.asu.edu on the Alcohol webpage or the Prescription Drugs webpage. Crisis Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by contacting EMPACT's Hotline: 480-921-1006.

If you have already taken the program, you do not need to take it again. Let your instructor know. Your instructor can verify your enrollment by contacting wellness@asu.edu.

ASU is committed to the health, safety and well-being of each and every individual and of our community at large so while you will not be required to take this particular module again, you can anticipate that there will be other educational offerings in the future.

If you are experiencing difficulty with the module that cannot be solved by contacting the technical support in the program, please contact wellness@asu.edu.

Assistance is available online.If you have questions about ASU’s use of the program, contact wellness@asu.edu.

If you are a faculty or staff member who wishes to take the AlcoholEdu or Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention programs, please email your name and ASURITE to wellness@asu.edu and request to be enrolled in the program.

Alcohol-Wise was the product previously used by ASU to educate the community. As of Spring 2020, this program is being phased out and the ASU community is expected to transition to the AlcoholEdu and Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention programs. . If you have questions about this transition, contact wellness@asu.edu.

If you are unsure whether or not you need to complete these programs because you already completed Alcohol-Wise, contact the person who assigned you the programs. 

As of January 2020, full time in-person first year students will automatically be enrolled in the course and can follow the instructions provided above to take the course. Anyone else who wishes to enroll a group can email wellness@asu.edu to enroll their students. Please note it could take up to 72 hours to get students enrolled depending upon the time of year so please plan ahead and submit your requests as early as possible.