Your Duke experience will be defined by virtually limitless access to academic opportunities and resources that will help you grow both personally and professionally. It will also be a time of vast freedom coupled with newfound responsibilities where you will have the chance to make choices that best align with your values and enhance your wellbeing. Throughout this Wellness Module you will learn how to navigate many aspects of Duke social culture while keeping your personal wellness in mind – managing stress by prioritizing self-care and focusing on the present moment.
One part of this module will discuss the choice regarding substance use. Approximately 70% of incoming, first-year students do not drink alcohol before they come to Duke, but the desire for inclusion and social acceptance pressures some students to start drinking once they arrive, even though it may not align with their values. When these students who have never drank before try to “keep up” with their peers, they are putting themselves at risk for alcohol-related injury or problems like alcohol poisoning, which can result in needing medical assistance or being transported to the hospital. This module will provide you with information to assist you in the development of an action plan so you are equipped to make decisions that align with your values and goals while keeping you safe.
This Wellness Module is the first step in providing information to help you make well-informed decisions regarding your own wellness practices, alcohol-related risks, and Duke social culture.
Part 1 of this module will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and must be completed in one sitting. Once you complete Part 1 you will receive instructions on how to complete Part 2. Part 2 will take approximately 60 minutes to complete and must be completed in one sitting.