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Know Now

Fall 2019 Events

International Overdose Awareness Day
- Partnering with Substance Use Coalition of Collin County to educate about signs of overdose and how to get help.
- Information on Naloxone/Narcan will be shared.

Resource Tables
Plano campus Atrium Friday
8/30/2019 10am-4pm

KNOW NOW will have a presence at the following resource fairs:
Frisco Campus - Founders Hall 9/3/19  11am-1pm
Plano Campus - Main Atrium 9/4/19  11am-1pm
McKinney Campus - Student Center 9/5/19  11am-1pm

PRESENTATION:"Party or Problem?" 
Wednesday 9/18/19
1pm-2pm A104
McKinney Campus

PRESENTATION: "How safe is Vaping?"
Tuesday 10/8/19
1pm-2pm H226
Frisco Campus


KNOW NOW: The Boo in Booze, Alcohol Abuse Prevention Fair
McKinney Campus Atrium, Monday 10/28/2019   11am-1pm
Plano Campus Atrium, Tuesday 10/29/2019  11am-1pm
Frisco Campus Founders Hall, Wednesday 10/30/2019  11am-1pm
Courtyard Center, Thursday 10/31/2019  11am-1pm

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).