Making Healthy Choices – College Students & Alcohol
The Higher Education Committee of Ozarks Fighting Back shares tips and resources to help college students explore alternatives and make healthy choices about alcohol use. If you interested in becoming involved with the prevention of underage drinking and more, please contact Emily Buckmaster at email@example.com.
Wellness & Managing Stress
Use these health and wellness tips for college students to keep your mind and body healthy now, with wellness practices that can offer a lifetime of value.
Health & Wellness Guide for Busy College Students
Ways to Get & Stay Active on Campus
Responses & Excuses for Not Drinking
From college parties to simple get-togethers with friends, these tips can help you navigate any situation.
Manage Social Pressures to Drink in College
8 Ways to Turn Down Alcohol if You Aren’t Drinking
Thinking of trying Dry January?
Alcohol-Free Drink Options
Whether it’s what to order while out or what to bring to the next get-together, this list has you covered with tons of alcohol-free drink options, including some Springfield favorites!
23 Non-Alcoholic Drinks You Can Order
9 Alcohol-Free Drinks that are Probably Better than What Everyone’s Drinking at the Party
10 of the Best Flavored Water Brands
Springfield’s Best Coffee Shops
As of December 2021, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) estimates the above annual statistics related to drinking. For college students of legal age who choose to drink, it is important to learn how to drink responsibly and recognize problematic drinking.
Interactive Body, Calculators, and Myths from College Drinking: Change the Culture
15 Tips for Low Risk Drinking in Your Everyday Life
Activities, Hobbies & More
There is no shortage of things to do on campus, in Springfield, and beyond. Use these resources to help you find activities, hobbies, and things to do on campus.
Indoor, Outdoor & Beyond SGF Activities
Visitor Center’s Extensive Lists of Events & Attractions
31 Things to Do in College Besides Party
There are several benefits gained from volunteering. Among them are the chance to improve your mental health and well-being!
Search Volunteer Activities on Givepulse
Featured Opportunity: De-stress with Pets – Volunteer at the Humane Society!
Campus Counseling Resources
Campus counseling centers promote students’ personal development and psychological well-being. Services are provided for students with a variety of personal, social and life-planning concerns.
University of Missouri – Springfield Clinical Campus
Nationwide Assistance & Resources
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Online Treatment Locator and Helpline
Emergency Contact Information:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7 Hotline or Chat)
988 (3 Digit Number to call)
OR 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
(Spanish and other languages) 1-888-628-9454
(TTY Hearing Imparied) Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988
Crisis Text Line
Text “MHFA” to 74174 to speak with a compassionate, trained crisis counselor, a volunteer who has been trained to help with problem-solving and will address the caller’s situation.