April is a lot of Things

So when I wrote my last blog about how April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, however; in writing that I was neglecting to mention that April is also STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) Awareness Month and Alcohol Awareness Month. What a month! So keeping with my last blog, here are two more challenges UNC—Get tested. Get talking. And Rethink your Drink

For STD Awareness Month: Get tested. Get talking. And to help you on your way…

  1. Make an appointment at Campus Health and get tested. Just call 919-966-2281 and tell them you’d like to get tested. Questions on testing? See steps 2 and 3.
  2. Have questions? Get talking! Talk with one of our lovely Sexual Wellness Specialists (formerly CHECS). Call 919-966-3658 and make an appointment!
  3. Check out GYT, get the low down on STIs, testing and find out ways of spreading the message! (Make sure to watch the videos, they’re great … We ❤ Donny Danger!).

For Alcohol Awareness Month: Rethink your Drink. The goal of this challenge is to get you thinking about how you drink. So here goes…

  1. Track the number of drinks you drink.  That means make your drinks yourself and measure them! (1 drink = 12 oz. beer, 5 oz. wine, 1 oz. hard liquor).
  2. Know what’s in your cup! (One cup of party juice can be as much as 5 beers!!)
  3. Track how much money you spend on drinking. This nifty tool from Rethinkingdrinking.com can help!
  4. Track how much time you spend getting ready to drink, drinking, and recovering from drinking.
  5. Write down any negative consequences caused by drinking.  Miss a class?  Say something you regret?  Scrapes, bruises, or other injuries?
  6. Then look back over the month.  How do you feel about the amount of time and money you put into drinking?  Does your drinking fit your idea of a healthy lifestyle?  What turns a good night into a bad night for you?

As always, share your thoughts with us!

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