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Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention

Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Programing

Trinidad State strives to deliver programming to students that will provide them with safe alternatives to alcohol and drugs, such as peer socializing and campus engagement events. Examples of programming designed to increase alcohol and drug awareness include Safe Spring Break, Stress Free Days (before final exams), Distracted Driving, and Healthy Alternative Programing Events.

The Safe Spring Break is designed to promote healthy choices as students prepare to leave campus for spring break. Trinidad State provides students with an opportunity to receive education on the dangers of alcohol, drugs, and binge drinking prior to spring break. A tool used during the event is the Safe Spring Break Pledge. The purpose of the pledge is to remind students of the risks associated with alcohol use and to provide tips for maintaining sobriety. Safe Spring Break also has entertainment, food, and door prizes to encourage students to attend. 

Stress Free Days are held before final exams each semester. Students can participate in aromatherapy, puppy play and receive chair massages while enjoying their favorite tea. The purpose is to provide alternative means of releasing stress rather than drinking or drugs. \

Distracted Driving is a program that is intended to educate students on the risks associated with texting, phone use, drinking and driving, and other situations that may cause a driver to lose focus.

Healthy Alternatives Programing is intended to promote healthy alternatives to popular celebratory days. This year we provided a healthy fun environment for students to participate in during the Super Bowl and Cinco de Mayo.

Bystander Intervention Training is part of New Student Orientation and offered to all students as a tool that can assist them in creating a healthy campus environment. It teaches students the importance of self-awareness and how they each possess personal responsibilities that contribute to the overall functionality and safety of the campus community.

Student Life:

  • Alcohol is prohibited in all facilities governed by the CCCS. All student life events are alcohol free whether held on or off campus. TSC is committed to providing events in a safe, family-friendly environment for students and guests. 


  • The Student Engagement Specialist works primarily with students one-on-one developing Student Success Plans, referring students to community resources, receiving Early Alerts from professors and assisting students with self-identified academic and/or personal issues. Intervention Specialists are not certified addictions counselors. The services provided regarding drug and alcohol use and/or abuse are intended to assist students in identifying the need for professional counseling and to provide perspective to students regarding healthy, legal and appropriate use.

Individual Programming:

  • Intervention
  • TRiO Retention Specialist
  • Behavioral Intervention Team

Group Programming:

  • Lunch-n-Learn
  • TRiO Seminars
  • Student Life Events
  • New Student Orientation
  • All-Hall Meeting for Residence Halls
  • Athletics Orientation

Universal Programming:

  • Social Media
  • Newspaper Article
  • Certified Addictions Counseling

Additional information about Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Programs can be found in the Biennial Review and the Campus Security and Fire Safety Report.