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2 March 2006

National "Save a Life" Tour on Campus

Did you know 1/3 of college students have alcohol disorders? . . . over 2 million students between 18-24 drove under the influence last year? . . . forty-four percent of 10,000 college students--age 19, polled--admitted to binge drinking (consumption of five drinks for males and four drinks for females during one drinking experience) in the previous 2 weeks. These statistics are alarming, but JSU's Peer Educators want to be part of the solution, not the problem.

With the help of JSU's Counseling and Career Services, Housing Department, Student Health Center, and Student Life-Greek Life, the Peer Educators are proud to have the national "Save a Life" Tour on campus March 14. This state-of-the-art, interactive driving simulation impacts decision making by allowing people to experience first-hand how alcohol impairs driving skills.

On March 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the national "Save a Life" Tour will be held in the parking lot in front of Stephenson Hall. The national "Save a Life" Tour uses the same technology that is currently used to train many of our nation's military and police. Participants witness and experience first-hand the devastating effects of driving under the influence of alcohol-but live to tell about it.

"Alcohol-related accidents affect us all," said Rickey Naugher, head advisor to the JSU Peer Educators and Counseling and Career Services director. "This presentation could save someone's life. We encourage JSU's student, faculty, staff and the Jacksonville community to come and support this event. It will be an experience you will remember."

Come join the JSU Peer Educators on March 14 at Stephenson Hall for the national "Save a Life" Tour to prevent drunk driving and raise the level of awareness on alcohol abuse. This is a free event open to JSU students, faculty, staff, and the community.

To learn more about the Peer Educators visit their Web site.

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