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Alcohol & Drugs
Alcohol Overdose and Medical Amnesty
The University of Minnesota Duluth values the safety and well-being of their students and has implemented an alcohol-related emergency protocol. Alcohol overdose can be life threatening, and students are expected to take responsible action to obtain medical assistance for those in need. The following information relates to this protocol:
Students will be educated on the symptoms and severity of alcohol overdose and encouraged to call 911 when an alcohol overdose is suspected. UMD students will be involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of this education.
A state statute, medical amnesty, was enacted in August 2013 that provides immunity for underage consumption or possession of alcohol for a person contacting 911 to seek assistance for an incapacited individual. The person who receives medical assistance will also be immune from prosecution for underage drinking. The law also extends to 1-2 other individuals assisting on site in the situation. The law also requires the caller to: give their full name, stay with the incapacited individual until help arrives, and cooperate with emergency responders and law enforcement.
Signs of Alcohol Overdose
- Appears unconscious
- Won't wake up
- Cold, clammy, pale or bluish skin
- Slow or irregular breathing
- Vomiting while sleeping or passed out
What To Do
- Turn the person on thier side
- Dial 911, get medical help
- Stay with the person
Alcohol or Marijuana Self-Assessments
- The Virtual Bar Blood Alcohol Content Calculator
- Rethinking Drinking
- E-TOKE (marijuana assessment)
Alcohol Education Courses
Alcohol and College Life – one credit online elective. Listed under Hlth 1400 for full and partial semester option.
BASICS – one on one meeting with the Chemical Health Educator firstname.lastname@example.org
CLEAN -Recovery services for traditional age college students throughout the Duluth/Superior region
AA meetings – held weekly on campus during the academic year. Contact the Kirby Info Desk for current locations and times (218) 726-7163
ACoA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) – held weekly on campus during the academic year. Contact the Kirby Info Desk for current locations and times (218) 726- 7163
Rule 25 Assessments – Screening tool for alcohol abuse/dependency. Required if seeking treatment. The following sites offer this screening
Nystrom and Associates – (219) 722-4379 to set up an appointment. 332 West Superior St. $132 or bill to insurance
The Center for Drug and Alcohol Treatment – (218) 723-8444. Screenings available on a first come, first serve basis Monday – Friday from 8:00-12:00 at the Torrey Building, 314 West Superior St. $200 or $50 with monthly payments. Some insurance companies will reimburse.
Genesis - (218) 722-2368. 5 North Third Avenue West. $150. Covered by most insurance companies, co-pay may exist
Resources and Information for parents
Parent brochure and UMD specific statistics on alcohol