Alcohol Overdose and Medical Amnesty
A state statute, medical amnesty, was enacted in August 2013 that provides immunity for underage consumption or possession of alcohol for a person contacting 911 to seek assistance for an incapacitated individual. The person who receives medical assistance will also be immune from prosecution for underage drinking. The law also extends to 1-2 other individuals assisting on site in the situation. The law also requires the caller to: give their full name, stay with the incapacitated individual until help arrives, and cooperate with emergency responders and law enforcement.
Signs of Alcohol Overdose
- Appears unconscious
- Won't wake up
- Cold, clammy, pale or bluish skin
- Slow or irregular breathing
- Vomiting while sleeping or passed out
What To Do
- Turn the person on their side
- Dial 911, get medical help
- Stay with the person
Alcohol or Cannabis Self-Assessments
- The Virtual Bar Blood Alcohol Content Calculator
- Rethinking Drinking
- E-TOKE (cannabis assessment)
Alcohol Education Courses
A one credit course will be offered in the fall of 2021. Check back for more information.
NEW during social distancing: Young People's AA Virtual Meeting, Friday nights at 7:30. Stay tuned for more information.
BASICS – One on one meeting with the Drug and Alcohol Educator, Lauretta Perry: [email protected]
AA meetings – Held weekly on campus during the academic year. Contact the Kirby Info Desk for current locations and times (218) 726-7163
Hope and Help- Peer group for students struggling with a loved one's addiction. Contact the Kirby Info Desk for current locations and times (218) 726-7163
Resources and Information for parents
Parent brochure and UMD specific statistics on substance use