Health Promotion & Wellness Services provides a variety of educational outreach presentations related to alcohol and substance use. Presentations are available for residence halls, fraternities and sororities, student organizations, and more. Below is a list of our general outreach presentations related to substance use.

Looking for a presentation on a specific topic? Our staff can tailor most educational presentations for the needs of your group. Please email us at for more information.

Alcohol 101

This presentation provides a general overview of the basics of alcohol and other drug use. Auburn University drinking culture, individual blood alcohol concentration (BAC) factors, effects of alcohol and drugs on the body, and the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning are all discussed. By the end of this program, participants will be able to identify and use strategies to reduce negative consequences associated with alcohol and other drug use.

60 – 75 minutes

Psych! The Psychology of Drinking

Drinking is a science, and many students know about physiology of drinking. But do you know anything about the psychology of drinking? This presentation covers topics like alcohol expectancies and tolerance, and is best for groups who have already received some basic alcohol education and would like more in-depth content.

60 – 75 minutes

Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP)

Developed by researchers at the University of Washington, Alcohol Skills Training Program, or ASTP, is a risk reduction program that aims to educate students about alcohol use, while increasing their interest in critically examining their drinking patterns. ASTP focuses on skill building and risk reduction rather than complete abstinence from alcohol, recognizing that some college students choose to drink, and that any steps towards risk reduction is a positive step. The goal of ASTP is to teach students to recognize high-risk situations in order to minimize those potential risks through a combination of preventative action, reduced consumption, and abstinence.

2.5 hours

Medical Assistance Policy Trainings

Health Promotion & Wellness Services staff partner with staff in the Office of Student Conduct to provide training on the Medical Assistance Policy to student organization executive officers and members. Our staff offers:

  1. Training to student organization executive officers on the Medical Assistance Policy and how it applies to their organization
  2. A Medical Assistance Education and Prevention Workshop for student organization members to equip them with knowledge to prevent and appropriately respond to serious and life-threatening situations involving alcohol and other substance use

~ 30 minutes per training

Looking for something else?

Whether you are a student looking to schedule an educational session for your organization or a faculty/staff member seeking to share information with your colleagues, our staff are ready to work with you to deliver an outreach presentation that best suits your needs.

Not all outreach topics are listed on this page and our staff present on a variety of topics related to alcohol and substance use, campus resources, recovery, and more.

Please contact us to discuss and schedule an outreach event or presentation for your group.