William Magee Center for Wellness Education: Alcohol and Drug Education Program
In response to the rapidly evolving situation with COVID 19, the William Magee Center would like to provide the following update regarding RebelADE:
- If you have a sanction that includes Community Services or RebelADE with a due dates between March 12, 2020 and the end of the spring semester, those dates and the sanction may be modified. You will be provided more information in the near future. As for now, you will not be held accountable for missed deadlines related to Community Service and/or RebelADE.
- If you have already enrolled in RebelADE but have not yet completed the course, all future sessions are currently postponed. We will provide you information soon regarding RebelADE as it relates to possible alternative educational opportunities.
- If you have a sanction involving Community Service and/or RebelADE, and expect to graduate in May of 2020, please email your conduct officer so that person can be aware of your situation in order to provide an alternative sanction that would not impede your graduation plans.
Thank you for your patience during this time as we navigate providing services remotely. If you have any additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
RebelADE uses a combination of harm reduction approaches and education. Harm reduction approaches are a preventive intervention for college students 18 to 24 years old. It is aimed at students who have been sanctioned to attend a secondary prevention program for substance misuse and have experienced or are at risk for alcohol/drug-related problems such as poor class attendance, missed assignments, accidents, sexual assault, and violence. Students often conform to patterns of heavy substance use they see as acceptable while holding false beliefs about alcohol/drug’s effects or actual alcohol/drug-use norms.
RebelADE is intended to help students make better decisions and positive behavior change. The program’s style is empathetic, not confrontational or judgmental, and:
• Increases protective behaviors
• Promotes reduced use of substances
• Promotes healthier, positive choices
• Provides important information and coping skills for risk reduction
RebelADE is conducted over the course of 3-5 educational sessions, and these sessions can prompt students to change their substance use patterns. Our sessions include but are not limited to: Decision Making Model Seminar in classroom and recreation settings, Brief Intervention, Early Intervention Program, Mentoring Sessions or Collegiate Recovery Community.
For more information about RebelADE, please email email@example.com or call 662-915-6543.