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Alternatives to Drinking

For many college students, their freshman year is the first time they take full responsibility for how they spend their time. Like many colleges and universities across the country, UW–Madison struggles with issues regarding the availability of alcohol and its widespread use. As a parent, you can be an essential partner in helping your student understand the consequences of high-risk drinking and share alternatives, including:

For more information about these and other activities, visit the “Out-of-Class Learning” and “Things to See and Do” sections on the Parent Program Web site. To find out what the campus is doing to reduce high-risk drinking, including suggestions on ways to talk with your student about alcohol, visit the PACE Program Web site or contact Parent Program staff.