Alcohol & Drug Friend Support
If you have a friend who is in need of help, get this friend the help they need. Remember, you will not get in trouble for helping a friend who you're concerned about.
When helping a friend with alcohol or drug issues, it is important to focus on how their behaviors have effected you. These discussions can occur in a very caring and non-judgmental fashion and still be direct without the need to blame.
For many who are not willing to seek help, having these conversations occur more than once and with more than one person over a period of time, can further the likelihood they will eventually seek help. It is always best to avoid these conversations when the other person is or is suspected to be intoxicated.
For someone who is willing to seek help, they can be referred to UNO’s alcohol and drug counseling services (102 H&K). They should also be encouraged to attend the AA meeting that occurs on campus Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays at noon in 101 H&K.
In an event where someone has taken drugs or alcohol and is not responsive or you cannot wake them up, call 911 immediately.
Appointments to help students put together a more specific plan to help a loved one and/or friend are always welcome. To set up an appointment with Nate Bock or Mark Frillman, call 402.554.2409.