CROSSROADS can create a custom program for any audience. When you request a program, we will work with you to tailor our presentations to your group and any relevant concerns.
Note to professors: Don’t cancel that class! CROSSROADS can tailor a presentation to fit the needs of your classroom and syllabus.
CROSSROADS can present to your group, facilitate programs using “clicker” technology, and provide activities for your event. We can also share information about the CROSSROADS Adolescent program for middle and high school-age students.
- Sugar Wasted: Identify the amount of sugar in a variety of drinks and learn how sugar content affects a hangover.
- Blackout Blackjack: This fun and fast card game teaches students about standard drinks, BAC, and how much alcohol is in a variety of popular drinks, including PJ.
- The Tiki Bar: Our award-winning program features interactive stations for students to pour and measure “drinks”, compare the effects of different mixers, and identify helpful and harmful strategies. Students receive instant feedback about their choices.
- SHOTS! This quick game asks students to identify the number of standard drinks in a variety of common drinks. How much alcohol is in an alcoholic energy drink or half of a Solo cup? Find out!
- The Prize Wheel or The Wheel of Weed: Using our famous Prize Wheel, students answer questions about alcohol and/or drugs. Can be tailored for any topic.
- Drinking Games: Interactive activities designed to help students learn about alcohol and/or other drugs, including the Prize Wheel, Twister, Match Game, and Roll Your X-Factor.
- Beer Goggle Games: This can include a variety of activities with the “Beer Goggles”, which simulate impairment at different levels. The activities will depend on your goals and space. The DUI Golf Cart must be done in partnership with Campus Police and requires a large, flat, open outdoor area. Because these activities are more entertainment than education, we will always bring additional educational activities in addition to the "Beer Goggles".
- Other Passive Education can include a variety of information appropriate for your event, including Summer or Spring Break Safety, Holiday-specific (e.g. Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day), or substance-specific information (energy drinks, quitting tobacco, etc), or tailored for your audience (Safe Party Hosting, Understanding Americans & Alcohol, etc)
- How Drunk Are Your Friends? A quick activity which demonstrates how different amounts of alcohol affects men and women of different weights. The discussion includes behaviors associated with various BAC levels, protective strategies, and how to intervene as a bystander when friends need help.
- Pot & Pizza: An honest discussion of what is known (and unknown) about marijuana. This program can include Marijuana Jeopardy.
- Top Ten Ways to Get Written Up: Based on actual experiences of students who have been through the conduct system, this program uses humor to educate students about ways to protect themselves from drinking too much. This program can also be done as a panel, with representatives from the Office of the Dean of Students and Campus Police.
- Ask CROSSROADS: A panel of peer educators and professional staff will answer questions about alcohol, other drugs, and substance abuse. Questions can be submited anonymously.
- Marijuana Trivia Night: This program features several rounds of questions related to the health effects and science of marijuana use, medical marijuana, campus statistics, and more.
- Bigger Than Your Habit: Tobacco & Sustainability: How does tobacco affect the world economy and the environment? Should there be a “fair trade” cigarette? This program examines tobacco marketing, farming, and the connection to sustainability.
- Energy Drinks: Truth & Fiction: An exploration of energy drinks, including symptoms of overdose, mixing with alcohol, and a discussion of how energy drinks are marketed.
- I love 25! Everything you need to know about UNCW’s tobacco policy, environmental tobacco smoke, and how to talk to smokers about the policy.
- R U Ready to Quit? A tobacco cessation program for UNCW students which can be tailored for students who are ready to quit, trying to quit, or just thinking about it. Free Quit Kits provided!
- Girl’s Night In: A multi-media exploration of stress, relationships, and alcohol use by women.
- Guy’s Night In: A multi-media exploration of sex, sports, stress, and alcohol use by men.
- Vicodin, Adderall, and Xanax, oh my! An honest discussion of the trends, reasons for using, and risks of using prescription drugs.
CROSSROADS also uses Turning Point technology to present interactive programs using an audience response system (or “clickers”). These programs can be combined and/or tailored for the needs of your group.
- Group Norms: What does your group think about alcohol and other drugs? How do one member’s decisions impact the group? Find out and talk about it!
- How risky is…? A facilitated discussion of common scenarios and protective strategies that can reduce your risk of harm related to substance use. What risks are you willing to take? How and when do you want your friends to intervene?
- The Clicker Challenge! A high-energy gameshow exploring myths and facts of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, protective strategies, campus norms, and resources.
- Minute to Win It: Based on the popular gameshow, this program includes alcohol and drug questions along with a variety of challenges and educational games.
The CROSSROADS High School Drug Prevention Program provides high schools with a highly interactive, evidence-based approach to preventing and delaying drug use among adolescents. Using our interactive peer educator-led CROSSROADS curriculum and out-of-class activities, students are guided through a fun and educational process of discovery focused on skills and key mediating variables that have been proven to prevent or delay substance abuse. Among the topics addressed in CROSSROADS High School are:
- Decision Making
- Refusal Skills
- Social Norms (i.e. helping students understand that most students don't use and actually look at substance use negatively)
- Physical and Psychological Effects of Substance Use, including differences between the adult and adolescent brain
- Personal susceptibility (helping students recognize that everyone is equally susceptible to the negative consequences associated with substance use)
- Healthy alternatives to drugs (i.e. “natural highs”)
- Stress and coping
- Goal-setting and lifestyle incongruence
If you would like to learn more about CROSSROADS Adolescent programs for middle and high school-age students, our unique two-step peer-education model, the mediators and topics we address or any aspect of our program, let us know! We’d love to talk with your class or organization. You can find more information at www.crossroadsprevention.com.