Help Yourself or Find Help

 Help yourself
-Pace yourself. Don’t have more than one alcoholic drink per hour, and alternate alcoholic drinks with club soda, soft drinks, or just plain water.
 -If you enjoy hard liquor, use a jigger to measure; don’t estimate. Underestimates are common.
 -Never exceed 14 drinks per week (seven for women), or four in a day (three for women). And don’t make up tomorrow what you didn’t drink today.
-Never drink on an empty stomach. Food helps delay the absorption of alcohol into your bloodstream.
-Never, never drink and drive. If you’re with a group, always have a designated (abstinent) driver. If you’re alone, call a taxi or a friend.
-Avoid drinks served “neat” or “on the rocks.” Use a mixer; a diluted drink takes longer to finish, allowing your body time to metabolize the alcohol.
-Never use an alcoholic drink to quench your thirst, as some beer commercials suggest. Start with a glass of water and then savor the brew. If those steps don’t help, talk with your doctor about getting professional help.

Find Help
Help isn’t far away if you need outside guidance, here is some help close in the area and also on campus!


Alcoholics Anonymous

419 Fulton Street

Grand Haven, MI 49417

Kent County Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous

1404 Plainfield NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Alcohol Campus Educational Services (ACES)

Water Tower Place
10383 B 42nd Ave.

Allendale, MI

 Encompass Employee Assistance Service
-Call anytime for free alcohol screenings and Encompass can help refer you for treatments, (616) 459-9180 or visit their web site at

Additional services that are offered on the GVSU campus are:

-Alcohol Education Groups at GVSU

-Campus Alcohol Education Programming 

-12-Step Meetings at GVSU

-Additional Recovery Resources and Services

Page last modified October 1, 2010