- College Health
- On Campus Resources
- Sexual Health
- General Health
- Alcohol Education
- Spring Break Health Tips
The College Health section includes topics of interest to college students such as understanding stress, relationships, sexual health, eating disorders, tatoos and piercing, links to other college websites and more. General Health includes links to national sites that will help you to learn more about disease and good health, as well as how to care for yourself. Sexual Health provides a range of information including STIs, Sexual Assault, Contraception etc. Alcohol and Other Drugs will link you to sites that deal with all aspects of addictions and their impact on individuals and families. Please let us know if you find a site particularly helpful, or if you would like to recommend a site that should be included.
On Campus Resources
- McClintock Center for Counseling and Psychological Services
- Substance Awareness and Education
- Drew University Procedures for Sexual Assault
- Go Ask Alice – Maintained by Columbia University, this award winning, and popular college health site (with over 2.5 million visitors per month from all over the world) provides expert answers to five of the more than 800 health questions readers submit about sex, relationships and health topics. The Dear Abby of sexual health information. Highly recommended. All time favorite site of college students.
- NeedyMeds.com – NeedyMeds is the place to learn about patient assistance programs and other programs designed to help those who can’t afford their medicines. NeedyMeds is not a program. It’s an information source
- Vaccine Information Statements – Information on required vaccinations in YOUR language.
- University of Colorado, Boulder: Health Center – This website includes links to 248 college health services worldwide. A listing of Health Information for Consumers provides a virtual goldmine of resource links on general health topics. There is a very comprehensive page of links to 17 online health screening and appraisals.
- CDC Travel Page – This website offers travelers information on their destination country, health and vaccine recommendations for travel, and other useful information.
- The Master Anti-Smoking Page – Describes software package to help you quit. Costs about $20.
- Drew University Procedures for Sexual Assault
- Sexuality Information Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)
- American Social Health Association – very helpful information about STIs
- Domestic Violence– Links to Domestic Violence Help sites in Morris County
- Sexual Assault- The sexual assault center of Morris county is based at Morristown Medical Center. It assists victims of sexual assault.
- Bedsider.org – excellent resource about birth control in plain english
- Missed Pill instructions – very helpful information on what to do if you forget to take your oral contraceptive
- Emergency Contraception
- Planned Parenthood Federation of America
- Scarleteen – sex education for the real world
- NJ State Anonymous HIV Rapid Testing Sites, Morris County
- NJ AIDS Services – Morristown, NJ
- In Spot– a private way to contact sex partners if you test positive for an STI.
- Morristown Medical Center Find a Doctor – always confirm insurance with office directly
- Dental Clinics in New Jersey
- The AIDS Quilt – Information and statistics on the reknowned AIDS Quilt.
- American Diabetes Association – Dedicated to the prevention and cure of diabetes, and to the improvement of the lives of all people affected by diabetes
- Tripprep.com – Consumer oriented guide for international travelers. Discusses vaccinations, food and water precautions, safety and security, travel and road conditions, and other helpful hints by country.
- The Epilepsy Answer Page – Information about Epilepsy, and what to do in case of a seizure
- The Sharing Network – Organ and Tissue Donation Services
- Melanoma Information and Prevention – This site focuses on early detection of Melanoma by self-examination of the skin to detect the diseasewhile it is thin and curable.
- Mayo Clinic Health – Search the extensive library for articles pertaining to most important health issues. Also on this site is a weekly Q&A, with such questions as “Aluminum cookware – Is it safe?”
- Health World Online – A comprehensive site that features articles, discussions, and information about the benefits of staying healthy and fit.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Better known for containing the outbreak of dangerous diseases, the CDC in addition have developed an informative website containing info. on travelers’ health and health issues in the news.
- The American Heart Association – Dedicated to providing you with education and information on fighting heart disease and stroke.
- National Women’s Health Information Center – Information on every aspect of women’s health from a wide variety of sources. Also includes a toll free number to call with questions, and information for providers of health care.
- American Cancer Society
Return to Top
Alcohol and Substance Use Education
- Alcoholics Anonymous – Includes everything you need to know about this famous 12-step recovery program, including a self-evaluation to help you determine whether it is right for you. Site is available in English, Spanish and French.
- BACCHUS and GAMMA Home Page – An international association of college and university based peer education programs focusing on alcohol abuse prevention and other related student health and safety issues.
- Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University – A unique think/action tank that engages all disciplines to study every form of substance abuse as it affects our society.
- Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University – The Center’s mission is to promote the identification, prevention and effective treatment of alcohol and other drug use problems in our society through research, publications, education and training.
- Center for Disease Control – Comprehensive site that contains studies of alcohol abuse and use in the US.
- Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependant Persons and Significant Others – A recovery magazine for Jews and their families whose lives have been affected by alcoholism and drug addiction.
- Moderated Drinking – for people who want to change their drinking by moderating or cutting back
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving – A national organization determined to stop drunk driving and to support victims of this violent crime. Site includes information about local chapters, educational resources, etc.
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism – Provides a wealth of information on alcohol abuse and alcoholism from the National Institutes of Health database. Also includes numerous publications on alcohol issues.
- SAMHSA:Prevention On-line from the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information – Includes information on specific drugs, treatment programs, testing programs, etc.
- Web of Addictions – A resource for teachers, students and others who needed factual information about abused drugs. Created to counter the pro-drug message on many Internet sites.
Return to Top
Spring Break Health Tips
If you are going to a party or heading out to a club:
- Designate a driver
- Make sure you have a buddy
- Drink in moderation
- Never leave a drink unattended
- Never drink from a previously opened container
- Take your cell phone and program emergency phone numbers in it
If you choose to be sexually active:
- Please remember to use proper protection, this means using a condom during every sexual encounter
- DO NOT rely on the other person to remember it
- Be extra cautious when combining alcohol & sexual activity
Check below for information about emergency contraception, date rape and “club” drugs, roofies, and victim services. (See Sexual Health or Alcohol & Other Drugs)
Remember, the best Spring Break is one you can come home and talk about. Have fun, be safe!
Return to Top