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Know Now


International Overdose Awareness Day 
Resource tables
Tuesday, August 31
11am – 1pm 
Plano campus, Atrium 
McKinney campus, Student Center 
Frisco campus, Founders Hall atrium 
Wylie campus, Student center, atrium

September is Recovery Month! 
Resource tables
Thursday, September 16
11am – 1pm 
Plano campus, Atrium 
McKinney campus, Student center 
Frisco campus, Founders Hall atrium 
Wylie campus, Student center, atrium 

KNOW NOW: The BOO in Booze, Alcohol Abuse Prevention Fair
A Halloween themed event to prevent underage drinking + drinking and driving
Wednesday, October 28
11am – 1pm 
Plano campus, Atrium 

Distracted Driving Event
Hosted by Student Engagement
Know Now will share information about intoxicated driving
November 1-4 (see below)
11/4 Plano campus, Atrium 11am-1pm
11/2 McKinney campus, Student center 11am-1pm
11/1 Frisco campus, Founders Hall atrium 11am-1pm
11/3 Wylie campus, Student center, atrium 11am-1pm

Sober Curious? Take a Break From Substance Use 
Wednesday, November 10, 1-2pm, Wylie Campus CC102 and Virtual
Explore the benefits of sobriety; find out how to try it
To RSVP, log into Cougar Connect

In an effort to fulfill the requirements of the Drug Free School Program, Collin College’s Counseling Services coordinates Know Now, an initiative which began programming in the fall 2017 semester. The purpose of Know Now is to educate Collin College students about issues related to substance use and abuse, empower students to make positive choices for their futures, and encourage utilization of campus and community resources for recovery. The objectives of this initiative are to:

  1. Develop prevention and education regarding current trends, statistics, and issues related to the consumption of alcohol and other substances through:
    1. presentations coordinated by Counseling Services about issues concerning substance use and abuse,

    2. promoting alcohol-free social options in partnership with student engagement events, and
    3. campaigns to share statistics and trends in the community that may affect the normative environment.

  2. Conduct early intervention awareness in order to empower students to self-refer by:
    1. promoting use of online screening tools (available on the Counseling Services website) to identify problematic substance use and

    2. providing assessment and referral for students concerned about substance use.

  3. Increase awareness of resources that may assist students affected by addiction (either personally or those who have peers and/or family in need of support) by educating them about community resources for treatment (e.g., no- or low-cost treatment options, support services such as Alcoholics Anonymous [AA] and Narcotics Anonymous [NA], and off-campus counseling options).