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Stop DWI Display/Event
Dec. 10, 2009

The decision of when, where and why you drink is yours alone. It is however, important for individuals to know that alcohol impairs their judgment and often leads to negative consequences such as a DWI conviction, injury or death. Alcohol abuse can also lead to unsafe decisions about sex, poor grades, physical violence and sexual assault. For college students, this concern is real and unfortunately growing in prevalence.

Project Aware recognized this concern and impact on the college population during its Alcohol Abuse Awareness Month events in December. Collaborating with several local community agencies such as ClearView Center, Sexual Assault and Crime Victims of Rensselaer County, STOP DWI Albany County, and STOP DWI Rensselaer County, the group held several interactive events to educate college students on the dangers of alcohol abuse. Students played Beer Goggle Nintendo Wii Mario Kart and tried Beer Goggle Sobriety Checks to better understand the effects of alcohol impairment on coordination. The Project Aware Promise Tree and Red Ribbon display demonstrated promises by students to drive safe and sober this holiday season and to recognize those impacted by a DWI event.

Choices 301 also brought its nationally-recognized DWI displays to the Marvin Library. These powerful and impactful displays demonstrate the real effects of DWI and its impact on the individual and the community as a whole. Educational materials and opportunities for students to speak about their personal DWI events were also available.

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