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The Red Watch Band Comes to Middletown Nov. 7

Red Watch Band friends don’t let friends drink and die.

The Wellness Center will host another session of the Red Watch Band program on Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. 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.

The workshop will be presented by Criminal Justice Professor Robert Cacciatore and Wellness Center nurses Susan Corbett and Eric Haley.

This is a popular program. You must pre-register with this link to reserve your spot.

About the Red Watch Band program

The Red Watch Band movement on college campuses teaches students how to watch over each other so senseless and unnecessary deaths from alcohol poisoning don’t occur. Since March 2009, the Red Watch Band program has spread its message and movement to college campuses and high schools across the country.

Impact of binge drinking on college students

Every year,

•an estimated 30,000 college students require medical treatment after overdosing on alcohol.

•599,000 students between the ages of 18-24 are injured while under the influence of alcohol.

•More than 696,000 students between the ages of 18-24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.

•5 percent of female students reported they were victims of a sexual assault, and 3 in 4 of these students were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the rape.

•400,000 students between the ages of 18-24 engage in unprotected sex, and more than 100,000 students between the ages of 18-24 report having been too intoxicated to know if they consented to having sex.

Source: Center for Science in the Public Interest

Event date, time and location.

Marianne Sciucco
Wellness Center