Healthy Choices in Daily Life


Four different alcoholic beverage containers sitting on top of a table

How do you cope?

Students who go through the University of Kansas Student Conduct process may be recommended to complete one of the four educational programs below. Health Education Resource Office staff work with students either on a one-on-one or small group basis to offer prevention health education as well as tips and tools for navigating a variety of real-life situations in a judgment-free and empathetic way.

While these sessions may be recommended for some, students can also opt-in for any of these educational sessions at no cost. Everything discussed during your sessions is strictly confidential. If you have any questions about how to complete a Healthy Choices in Daily Life session, please email Cheleia Marshall at cheleia.marshall@ku.edu.

CHOICES SESSIONS

CHOICES I is an educational session done in a small group setting. This program lasts two hours and includes topics such as:

  • Why you choose to use
  • Understanding the effects of alcohol or other drugs within your body
  • What steps you can take to make safer and healthier decisions regarding your use

CHOICES II is an educational program done one-on-one over three meetings. The first two meetings last approximately one hour; the third is a short follow-up meeting.

You can expect to cover these topics:

  • Why you choose to use
  • Family history
  • Patterns of behavior
  • Academic life
  • Social skills and behavior
  • Understanding the effects of alcohol or other drugs on your physical self
  • Tips and tools to utilize to make safer and healthier decisions regarding your use
  • Connection to other resources

CHOICES + DAILY LIFE consists of two separate educational programs. CHOICES is done one-on-one or in a small group setting and lasts two hours. DAILY LIFE is a series of one-on-one sessions, each lasting approximately thirty to forty minutes.

You can expect to cover these topics:

  • Defining stress and identifying stressors
  • Cultivating healthy behaviors (nutrition, physical activities, sleep)
  • Effective planning and goal setting
  • Connection to on and off-campus resources
  • Why you choose to use
  • Understanding the effects of alcohol or other drugs within your body
  • What steps you can take to make safer and healthier decisions regarding your use

DAILY LIFE is an educational program done one-on-one over three meetings lasting approximately thirty to forty minutes.

You can expect to cover these topics:

  • Defining stress, identifying stressors, and coping skills
  • Setting boundaries
  • Cultivating healthy behaviors (nutrition, physical activities, sleep)
  • ¬†Effective planning and goal setting
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