Wellness at ASU
Welcome to the student Wellness Center! It is our mission to create an environment that promotes healthy lifestyles and academic success. We offer services promoting health awareness and active lifestyles while taking a holistic approach to wellness, encompassing six dimensions:
In order to promote these six dimensions of wellness, the Wellness Center offers educational programs on topics such as nutrition, sexual health, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, stress, and sleep. The Wellness Center hosts events designed to get students involved and educate them about how to take care of themselves. We also offer a variety of individual and group services for students to help them maintain wellness throughout their college careers. Individual therapy, nutrition assessment and a resource library are just some of the many services offered to students.
Are you interested in a presentation for your class, organization, or residence hall?
The Wellness Peer Educators provide presentations on a variety of health and wellness topics. Click here to view a list of programs and to fill out a program requests. Please give at least two weeks notice for your requests. PLEASE NOTE THAT PROGRAM REQUEST SUBMISSION IS CLOSED AT THIS TIME FOR THE END OF THE FALL 2013 SEMESTER. WE WILL RE-OPEN SUBMISSION REQUESTS IN JANUARY 2014 FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER.
Young women are often the targets of aggression when they're out in bars, but the problem isn't that guys are too drunk to know better. Instead, men are preying on women who have had too much to drink.
When researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of Washington observed young people's behaviors in bars, they found that the man's aggressiveness didn't match his level of intoxication. There was no relationship.
Instead, men targeted women who were intoxicated.
Read more: National Public Radio (NPR)
Finding peace in a stressed-out, digitally dependent culture may just be a matter of thinking differently
Read more: The Mindful Revolution - TIME
Early exposure to cigarettes could affect how one responds to and craves nicotine
Read more: Teens’ Brain Structure May Be Altered By Smoking | TIME.com
A powerful new painkiller set to hit the market in March has set off a firestorm among health-care groups, as a coalition of medical, consumer, and addiction-treatment groups have issued a letter to the FDA asking the agency to revoke approval of the drug Zohydro. The drug, which is a powerful opioid analgesic and used to treat chronic pain, is controversial in light of recent reports on the high rates of opioid addiction in the U.S. "In the midst of a severe drug epidemic fueled by overprescribing of opioids, the very last thing the country needs is a new, dangerous, high-dose opioid," the coalition said. One member, Dr. Andrew Kolodny, the president of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing, said, “It will kill people as soon as it’s released.” Back in December, 29 state attorneys general also called on the FDA to review its decision to approve, and in November members of Congress did as well.