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  • Feb01

    Myth Shattering: Facts about Alcohol and Other Drugs

    Maybe you've heard this before: He just needs to sleep it off. Or this: She's fine, she's just blacked out. Or you've been told to: Puke and rally! And maybe you've been the person saying something along those lines to someone else. Maybe you didn't know what was wrong with it. So let's talk about it. It's so easy to accept what everyone says around you as fact, but it takes just a little...

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  • Sep07

    Aware Awake Alive: Foundation & Mission

    Welcome to the Aware Awake Alive blog. Our vision is a world in which no young life is cut short due to alcohol poisoning. Our mission is to equip students with the knowledge and confidence to prevent lives lost from alcohol poisoning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 6 people die of...

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  • Aug02

    What You Need to Know on Finding High-Quality Treatment for Alcoholism

    Today we are introducing another resource from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) at the National Institute of Health. More than 15 million Americans older than 18 are living and struggling with alcoholism yet less than 7% received treatment according to the read more comment

  • Jun29

    Mustang Mile Raises Nearly $4,500 for Carson Starkey-Inspired Research Center at Cal Poly

    Cal Poly’s seventh annual Mustang Mile event raised nearly $4,500 to support Aware Awake Alive, a national prevention program founded after the hazing and alcohol poisoning death of Cal Poly freshman Carson Starkey in 2008. The event, held May 17, drew nearly 400 competitors in a newly revamped obstacle course at Cal Poly’s Doerr Family Field. “This event was a tremendous outpouring of...

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  • Jun26

    Cal Poly Opens Research Center to Address Student Deaths on College Campuses

    Cal Poly has launched a new research and resource center dedicated to preventing harm and lives lost to hazing, alcohol and drug abuse, sexual assault, hate and bias, and other forms of violence on college campuses. WITH US - The National Network for Peer Accountability was established by Cal Poly to inspire peer-led movements of accountability that promote health and safety, prevent violence and...

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  • May05

    We want to showcase your work on alcohol poisoning awareness!

    We're currently looking for Toolbox stars to feature on our social media and to the various inquiries we get each week at Aware Awake Alive. To submit your program or initiative for consideration, send a synopsis of what you have done and would like to present along with a link to view your materials to hello(at) by May 15, 2016. Check out some videos from projects produced by...

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  • Oct15

    Aware Awake Alive Announces Greek Partnership

    We are excited to announce our first Greek partnership with Alpha Sigma Phi, an international fraternity with 127 chapters across the U.S., Canada and Scotland. Aware Awake Alive is one of five philanthropic organizations which will work with Alpha Sigma Phi members during the 2015-2016 school year. The partnership was introduced at Alpha Sigma Phi’s international leadership conference,...

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  • May07

    Work Together for a Safe Prom and Graduation Season

    It is an exciting time of year for high school students and their parents. For this reason, it is important to talk to the young people in our lives about how to stay safe. Click here to read the article.

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  • Apr07

    Thank you to our donors for your help in amplifying Austin!

    Thank you for your part in the success of our 2015 Amplify Austin campaign. With your help, Aware Awake Alive raised close to $6,000! We are grateful to those of you who supported us in this way. The funds will help us to enhance our program with three high school campuses right here in Austin....

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  • Apr02

    With Carson Day -  April 17th

    Join us in honoring the character and life of Carson Starkey—who lost his life prematurely to alcohol poisoning during a fraternity hazing incident his freshman year of college. On April 17th (Carson's 25th birthday), we are inviting you to reconnect with nature, get in touch with a friend or family member, volunteer, or engage in acts of compassion—no matter how small. Take a photo or write a...

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