During this time

The past several years have presented significant challenges for many & we care about your health and wellbeing during this period of uncertainty and adversity.

During times of heightened stress, some people turn to alcohol and drugs to try to manage their stress and anxiety. Research has shown that the way our brains respond to alcohol when under increased stress is different and can lead to increases in binging behavior. Over time this can have serious implications for our health and wellbeing.

If you need help we want you to know there are resources available. We are in this together and we will be back, stronger than ever.

What we do

The Office of Wellbeing coordinates the Wake Forest University Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) misuse prevention, education, and intervention program.  The mission of the WFU AOD program is to gain a greater understanding of the dynamics of alcohol and other drug misuse in our community, provide prevention and education programming, intervention and support services, and resources to individuals and groups, and empower students to make healthy choices.

Programs & services

Prevention & education:

  • Universal, selected, and indicated prevention campaigns targeting risk behaviors and risky times/events
  • Lectures and presentations
  • Educational materials
  • Training
  • AOD policy
  • Cross-institutional consultation on AOD topics

Intervention & clinical support:

  • AOD Assessment
  • Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS)
  • Referral to higher level of care
  • Transition from higher level of care

Recovery support:

  • Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC)
  • Recovery awareness programming

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Prevention Awards

2020 AFA/CoHEASAP Award for Outstanding Alcohol/Drug Prevention Programming

2019 Everfi Impact Award for Excellence in Alcohol Prevention