1,000 Trained In LIVE REAL Mentor Program

North Dakota State University President’s Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs announced that more than 1,000 NDSU students, faculty and staff have completed the LIVE REAL Mentor training program since its inception in spring 2010. The LIVE REAL Mentor program is designed to increase the NDSU community’s knowledge about the effects of high-risk alcohol and other drug use, how to appropriately refer students to prevention and treatment services, how to communicate consistent messages that promote wellness and safety, and promote a culture of safe and responsible attitudes toward alcohol.

“The LIVE REAL Mentor program is an essential component of our university’s plan to decrease high-risk alcohol and other drug use,” said Gene Taylor, chair of the President’s Council on AOD. “It places the tools for combating high-risk use in the hands of our community members. It is gratifying to see the excitement our community has had for this program. The number of students, faculty and staff who have completed the training really demonstrates how invested our campus is in this important issue.”

An additional LIVE REAL Mentor training program is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Hidatsa room. The training session is open to all NDSU students, faculty and staff. For more information regarding the LIVE REAL Mentor program, e-mail NDSU.Prevention@ndsu.edu