Substance Use Prevention

Spring Holiday Hours:

All Recreation & Wellness facilities and programs will be closed/cancelled March 30th – April 1st during the Spring Holiday.

Substance Use Prevention


Did you know that 34 percent of UNCG students do not drink? Did you know that only 21 percent of UNCG students drank to the point that they had a hangover? 58 percent of students do not drink because they feel like it will interfere with school work.

The NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) reports that each year 1,400 college students die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries. In addition, alcohol is involved in 500,000 unintentional injuries, 600,000 assaults, and 70,000 cases of sexual assault and acquaintance rape.

Drugs (substances) include alcohol, illicit drugs, tobacco, caffeine, and prescription and over-the-counter medications. On this website, you will find information and resources on alcohol and illicit drugs. It is important for UNCG students and employees to know about these substances, and we encourage your feedback and questions.

Drugs & Alcohol Resource Links

  • Generation RX University

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

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Start Your Recovery

Top 10 Myths About Alcohol

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UNCG Policy

The university has adopted an outdoor smoking policy effective August 1, 2008.

The policy reads: “Smoking shall be prohibited outdoors within 25 feet of any campus building unless designation otherwise has been provided. Wherever possible, ash urns and other provisions made available to smokers should be located to positions outside the 25 foot perimeter of buildings. No facilities shall be approved or areas otherwise designated within 25 feet of any entrance, outdoor air intake, or operable window.“