YSU asking students to participate in National Alcohol Screening Day event

National Alcohol Screening DayReducing the stigma around discussing substance abuse and increasing awareness of high-risk alcohol use are among the goals of Youngstown State University’s first-ever National Alcohol Screening Day event Wednesday, April 7, on campus.

The event, part of a national campaign on university campuses, is titled “I Screen, You Screen, We All Screen for Ice Cream!” and is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center. (The first 200 participants receive free ice cream.)

Sponsored by the YSU Counseling Program in partnership with YSU Student Counseling Services and the YSU Andrews Student Creation and Wellness Center, the event provides free, anonymous screenings, brief interventions and referrals when needed to help students reduce risks associated with alcohol use.
Master’s-level students from YSU’s Counseling Program will facilitate the interventions. Independently-licensed Counseling program faculty will supervise and meet with participants who have any concerns or additional questions. 

In addition to ice cream for the first 200 participants, the first 30 participants will receive free YSU Wellness shirts. In addition, participants will be eligible to win one of the gift baskets donated by departments across campus to support the event.

For more information, email Amy Williams, assistant professor, at aewilliams02@ysu.edu, or Kristin Bruns, assistant professor, at kbruns@ysu.edu.