Current research shows that parents continue to be an important influence on college students' choices, including the choices they make about alcohol and other drug use. Rather than stigmatize alcohol use, parents need to recognize that it is the abuse of alcohol that is the true issue. Talk to your student about your expectations and the negative consequences of underage drinking and binge drinking. The sad fact is that drinking too much alcohol can kill you.

The KU Parent Association is to enhance communication between the University and families of KU students. The purpose is to foster the University partnership with families in providing a quality education experience.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) 2can help students with issues related to adjusting to college and other psychological, interpersonal, and family problems. Individual, couple, and group sessions are available.

Health Education Resource Office (HERO) provides wellness and prevention education in the following topic areas:  alcohol; tobacco; other drugs; sexual health; nutrition and weight management; and stress management.

For alcohol laws, policies, statistics, and other drug information, refer to Alcohol Facts.

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