Students at Nebraska Methodist College are healthcare professionals in the making, and they understand the importance of making their health and safety a priority by choosing not to drink at all or by drinking responsibly when they do.
Making lasting friendships and socializing is an important part of the college experience, which is why Nebraska Methodist College students participate in a variety of campus activities including drive-in movies, an annual dodgeball tournament and self-defense classes.
Because alcohol can often negatively impact students, their relationships and their academic studies, high risk drinking behaviors are unpopular among Nebraska Methodist College students.
Marijuana use among NMC students remains low according to the Nebraska Collegiate Prevention Alliance's 2020 statewide survey of college students. Marijuana remains classified as a Schedule 1 drug. Institutions of higher education are expected to continue to abide by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act by maintaining policies that prohibit marijuana possession, use or distribution by students, staff and faculty.
As future healthcare providers, NMC students will be required to follow healthcare facility policies prohibiting the use of controlled substances. Many healthcare facilities require testing for the presence of drugs including marijuana.
If you are struggling with managing your academic and personal responsibilities, anxiety, depression or have other mental health concerns, contact NMC Director of Student Counseling Services Kathy Dworak at (402) 354-7080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information, visit the Nebraska Collegiate Prevention Alliance.
This project is funded by grant #T1010034-17, the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant ($29,663) from the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Center of Substance Abuse Treatment and Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare.