Operation Substance Use Disorders

“According to the CDC, cigarette smoking causes about 1 of every 5 deaths in the United States each year. In addition, alcohol is attributable to approximately 80,000 deaths each year in America.”

As Operation Substance Use Disorder chairs and volunteers, we attend health fairs around Gainesville and educate the public on the dangers of alcohol abuse and tobacco use. We use hands on materials such as quizzes, beer goggles, and a carbon monoxide meter to help better explain the harm from alcohol and tobacco. We also host Narcan training sessions to educate students on the importance and use of Narcan, a life-saving medication used for overdose.

Operation Substance Use Disorders Chairs:

Gainesville Campus

  • Amanda Feliciano
  • Vanessa Quinn
  • Samantha Shauberger