The information in this course is intended to provide broad understanding and knowledge of the realities of alcohol, drug, and tobacco use and abuse to students and athletes referred under your school’s substance abuse policy or referred by other legal authorities. It is the purpose of this class to serve as a brief intervention. We believe that such an intervention can be an effective way to change attitude, beliefs, and behaviors about drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, but is not intended as a form of rehabilitation. All information is intended to confront that belief that drug use is “no big deal” and to develop the basic discrepancy that surrounds most alcohol, drug, and or tobacco use. It is for general knowledge only to meet the purpose of this course and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for abuse or addiction. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issue you may observe.
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