Spring break brings alcohol awareness

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Officer Charlie McLennen with the ACCD crime prevention unit assists nursing sophomore Gianina Ledesme as she attempts to maintain her balance using simulator goggles.  File

Officer Charlie McLennen with the ACCD crime prevention unit assists nursing sophomore Gianina Ledesme as she attempts to maintain her balance using simulator goggles. File

Health promotions and campus activities board host the event.

By Pam Paz

ppaz2@student.alamo.edu

With spring break less than a week away, students have already begun planning how they will cut loose during the break.

One way students celebrate is by going to a beach in Cancun or South Padre Island. Others will pack up and head to the mountains for some spring skiing.

Many times, alcohol is a part of the celebration.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, alcohol can impair judgment and actions and alcohol-related vehicle accidents kill someone every half hour and non-fatally injure someone every two minutes.

This college’s health promotions office along with the campus activities board will host Alcohol Awareness 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 3 in the mall.

Mary Dayton, student success adviser in the health promotions office, said the event will include games, prizes and the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

SACADA is a non-profit organization founded in 1957 by a small group of San Antonio citizens whose mission is “to empower our community to live healthy lives; by providing prevention, intervention, and recovery services for children and adults,” according to its website.

Dayton said they will have a table and provide information to students.

The San Antonio Police Department will feature its beer goggles for students to wear to see the effects of alcohol and also will bring its promotional half cab, half car.

This is Dayton’s first year in the health promotions office and her first time organizing the event.

For information, call Dayton at 210-486-0127.

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