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Peer Education

ADAPT logoAlcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT)
ADAPT is dedicated to addressing the issues of alcohol and other drug abuse in the University of Virginia community.  As peer educators, we promote awareness, provide educational outreach, and serve as accessible resources for our fellow students. More about ADAPT

PHE logoPeer Health Educators (PHEs)
The Peer Health Educators (PHEs) are a diverse group of 45 U.Va. students trained to educate their classmates about college health and wellness issues in a positive, interactive, fun, and nonjudgmental manner. More about PHEs

The Student Athlete Mentor Program at UVA (SAMs)
A peer education program designed to train student athletes in substance abuse prevention and to create a safer social environment for students at the University. SAMs learn to recognize signs of problematic drinking and drug behavior and appropriate ways to intervene. They develop proactive measures to reduce the negative consequences related to the abuse of alcohol and other drugs and serve as resources for their teammates.

For more information about SAMs please contact:
Phil Gates, Life Skills Coordinator, Athletics -

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