Health and Wellness Topics A to Z

Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention

Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention work at Wolverine Wellness is student-centered and uses evidence-based strategic interventions, collaboration, innovation and the incorporation of the wellness dimensions to reduce harmful consequences of alcohol and other drug use.

Alcohol Emergency

Alcohol or other drug overdoses can result in bizarre behavior, unconsciousness, and even death. Know the signs of an alcohol emergency and know what to do.

Alcohol or Other Drug-facilitated Sexual Assault

Alcohol or other drug-facilitated sexual assault (DFSA) can occur when alcohol or other drugs are used to compromise or incapacitate an individual. This may result in lowered inhibitions, reduced ability to resist, and inability to remember details of an assault.

Collegiate Recovery Program

CRP provides holistic, tailored support to Michigan students who are in recovery from alcohol or other drug problems. If you are a student in recovery or are curious about recovery, give us a call.

Compassionate Conversations

Communicating compassionately with friends and family is a key component of maintaining healthy relationships. Avoiding judgement of others and being an active listener are big steps in creating caring conversations.

Having the Best Music Festival Experience

Watch this webinar presented by Wolverine Wellness! We will be discussing how to have the best music festival experience including general safety, alcohol and other drug safety, and information about Naloxone.

Healthy Relationships

Healthy relationships include acting in accordance with your values, knowing and respecting boundaries (both yours and your partners’), and consent.

Helping a Friend

This page offers tips for starting a conversation with your friend about their concerning behavior.

It Takes Time to Sober Up

A night of heavy partying follows you into the next day. Contrary to popular belief, only time will sober you up.

Making Decisions about Dating and Sex

At some point, many students make choices about whether to date or hang out with someone, or whether or not to have sex. When you decide based on your values, and when you've considered what you do and don't want, you're more likely to feel good about your decision. And remember, it's always OK to change your mind.

Medical Amnesty 

To better ensure that minors at medical risk as a result of alcohol intoxication or drug overdose will receive prompt and appropriate medical attention, the State of Michigan provides for medical amnesty to remove perceived barriers to calling for or seeking help.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a communication style that Wolverine Wellness has adopted for the way we do our work. It shows up in written materials, supervision, workshops, and partnerships with others and it underlies the Wellness Coaching program. It’s a philosophy that allows us to meet students where they are and help move them forward in their educational and personal journeys. 

National College Health Assessment (NCHA)

This survey is sponsored by Wolverine Wellness and implemented by the American College Health Association. It focuses on students' behaviors and perceptions related to health and wellness topics.

Opioids – Fentanyl, Overdoses, and Naloxone

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is sometimes used for pain management in cancer treatment. It is now being found in drugs including heroin, cocaine, counterfeit Xanax, and ecstasy. Even a small amount of Fentanyl could cause an overdose.

Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian safety is all of our responsibility. It’s important as a pedestrian to be seen, be aware, and be careful.

Problem Drinking

Any one of these consequences is reason enough to evaluate your relationship with alcohol.

Research Findings

We do research for quality improvement and to improve our understanding of U-M students.

Safer Sex Supplies

We have a variety of condoms, lubricants, and dental dams that are available free for students. Visit our table outside Wolverine Wellness on the ground floor of UHS.

Sex and Alcohol

For most people, sexual experiences are best when bodies are free from drugs, including alcohol. For U-M students who choose to drink alcohol, most say they had their best sexual experiences when they were sober, had one drink or at the most two standard drinks.

Sexual Health

Sexuality is a broad concept - it includes desires, values, identities, behaviors, thoughts, and beliefs. How we take care of ourselves with regard to sexuality is our sexual health. 

The World Health Organization defines sexual health as:


The amount of sleep that a college student gets is one of the strongest predictors of academic success.

Stay in the Blue

Stay in the Blue to help you get what you want while avoiding the stuff you don't want, by keeping your blood alcohol content (BAC) at .06 or below.

The Effects of Combining Alcohol with Other Drugs

Combining medications (prescribed or not prescribed) with alcohol can have unpredictable and unwanted consequences. We can help ourselves, our friends and our community by understanding the dangers and taking steps to prevent harm.