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The Red Watch Band is Coming to Newburgh March 15!

The Wellness Center hosts another session of The Red Watch Band on Wednesday, March 15, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Tower Building Cafeteria n the Newburgh campus.

The program prepares students to recognize the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning and teaches basic CPR and emergency response skills (not BLS.) Pizza, soda and dessert are provided. Two $25 gift cards will be raffled amongst attendees. Presented by Behavioral Sciences Professor Christine Henderson and the Wellness Center nurses.

This is a popular program. You must pre-register. Visit our online scheduler to reserve your spot.

About The Red Watch Band program:

The Red Watch Band movement started at Stony Brook University in 2009. It is designed to teach college students the risks of binge drinking and to provide them with skills to handle an "alcohol emergency," preventing senseless and unnecessary deaths from alcohol poisoning. Since its inception, the Red Watch Band program has spread its message and movement to college and high school campuses across the country.

Impact of binge drinking on college students:

Drinking affects college students, their families, and college communities at large. Researchers estimate that each year:

  • About 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor-vehicle crashes.
  • About 696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.
  • About 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 report experiencing alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape.

Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

For more information please call the Wellness Center at (845) 341-4870.

Event date, time and location.

Marianne Sciucco
Wellness Center