LIVE REAL Mentor Listserv Archive
Messages are sent monthly to all NDSU faculty, staff and students who have chosen to identify as LIVE REAL Mentors. These messages often contain information relevant to alcohol and other drug abuse prevention at NDSU and in the surrounding community. An archive of all listserv messages is provided below. Additional information regarding the topics covered in listserv messages is available upon request by contacting NDSU.Prevention@ndsu.edu
- March 2014: Alcohol and Sexual Violence
- February: 2014: Faculty and Staff Alcohol Perceptions and Communication Survey
- January 2014: The Role of Parents and Caring Adults in Youth Substance Use
- December 2013: Talking points for (awkward) holiday parties!
- November 2013: (NEW!) 2013-2018 PCAOD Strategic Plan
- October 2013: National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week Events
- September 2013: DUI Awareness Week & 2013-14 Schedule
- August 2013: Welcoming Our New Students to Campus!
- May 2013: Final Report Results Released!
- April 2013: ND Legislative Updates
- March 2013: LIVE REAL Mentor - NDSU High-Risk Drinking Climate Study Results
- February 2013: Core Results are IN!
- January 2013: Family and Genetic Factors session
- December 2012: Be the life of the (holiday) party... Share these great tips!
- November 2012: RSVP for Advanced Training Session
- October 2012: Deterring Drunk Driving
- September 2012: Campus Services & New Sessions!
- August 2012: Fall 2012 Updates
- July 2012: Summer Drinking Tips
- June 2012: Medical Marijuana in ND and Other Articles
- May 2012: Before One More Survey Results
- April 2012: Looking for Student Community Organizers
- March 2012: Tips for a Safe Spring Break
- February 2012: Feedback & New Resources
- January 2012: Why is Marijuana Use Rising?
- December 2011: Finalists are IN & Tips for a Safe Holiday Season!
- November 2011: Let the "Battle" Begin!
- October 2011: Don't "Fall" for Myths about Marijuana
- September 2011: Faculty/Staff Survey Results
- August 2011: Welcome Week, eCHUG, and More!
- July 2011: The Munchies and More...
- June 2011: LIVE REAL Mentor Survey Results & Webinar Opportunity
- May 2011: CORE Results are In!
- April 2011: No listserv message due to LIVE REAL Mentor Survey
- March 2011: Sharing Tips for a Safe Spring Break
- February 2011: Legislative Updates
- January 2011: New Year, New Start
- December 2010: Holiday Season Drinking
- November 2010: Synthetic Marijuana & Alcoholic Energy Drinks Updates
- October 2010: Train the Trainer Opportunities
- September 2010: Starting the Year Off Right!
- August 2010: Planning for Fall Semester
- July 2010: Resources for First-Year Students and Parents
LIVE REAL Mentor Expectations
Be a LIVE REAL Educator
- Be a compassionate and informed person about alcohol and other drug use, while being careful not to provide direct counseling to students.
- Integrate information about alcohol and other drug issues into the classroom, advising sessions, student organization activities and other interactions with students.
Be a LIVE REAL Resource
- Identify yourself as a LIVE REAL Mentor. Be willing to have a LIVE Real Mentor sticker on your office door, as well as include your name on a list available to the NDSU community on the www.ndsu.edu/alcoholinfo website or in print, stating that you are a resource for students regarding alcohol and other drug prevention, intervention and treatment.
- Educate yourself on current issues related to alcohol and other drug prevention, as well as alcohol-free entertainment options, both on and off campus.
- Know how and when to refer students to campus and community alcohol and other drug prevention resources.
Be a LIVE REAL Role Model
- Respect confidentiality. It is imperative that you can be trusted.
- Help reduce barriers that prevent individuals from seeking treatment/help. Be welcoming and open to honest discussion in a safe environment.
- Communicate a consistent message that promotes wellness, healthy choices and safety for students.
- Avoid reinforcing stereotypes about alcohol and other drug use associated with college students' lifestyles and choices.
- Establish and strengthen relationships with students in order to help them make low-risk choices.
Be a LIVE REAL Leader
- Challenge misinformation or humor which perpetuates a culture of alcohol misuse.
- Support peers who choose not to drink or who make low-risk decisions about drinking, e.g. sober driver, taking a cab, knowing when they have had enough.
- Avoid being a bystander in alcohol emergencies. Know the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning and seek help by calling 911 when present.