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Violence & Substance Abuse Prevention

Administration Building 102
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4044


Frequently Asked Questions

What is AlcoholEdu?
What is Haven?
Why is UCM requiring freshmen to complete AlcoholEdu and Haven?
Do I have to be 18 to take AlcoholEdu?
But I don’t drink, so why do I have to take this course?
What happens if I don’t take this?
How will I know when I am done with the course?
How long will it take me to complete this program?
Will this be confidential? Will anyone be able to see my answers?
What do I do if I am having trouble watching the videos?

What is AlcoholEdu?

AlcoholEdu for College is an online, science-based program that provides the latest information about alcohol and its effects on the body and mind. The program is personalized to each student based on their previous alcohol education, choices regarding alcohol, and gender. AlcoholEdu includes interactive exercises and assessments of alcohol-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviors. Whether you drink or not, this course will empower you to make well informed decisions about your own use of alcohol and help you better cope with the drinking behavior of your friends and peers.

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Why is UCM requiring freshmen to complete AlcoholEdu and Haven?

UCM is committed to the academic success of our students. We are implementing AlcoholEdu to ensure students have a clear understanding of the risks involved with consuming alcohol in an unsafe manner and to help them make mature decisions regarding alcohol. Haven helps students understand healthy and unhealthy relationships and resources available for those who may experience sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking.

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Do I have to be 18 to take AlcoholEdu or Haven?

No, the minimum age requirement to take this course is 17 years old.

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But I don't drink, so why do I have to take this course?

Even students who don’t drink typically are affected by others who do. This course helps students who abstain to stick to their decision and to know how to cope with the drinking of peers. And, it is customized to each student, so students receive the messages that are most relevant to their own choices.

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What happens if I don't take this?

Any student who fails to complete Part 1 of AlcoholEdu and Haven by the deadline will have a hold placed on their student account and will not be able to register for classes for the following semester until you have completed the course.

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How will I know when I am done with the course?

AlcoholEdu and Haven are considered "complete" when you have finished Part 1, passed the Exam, and finished Part 2.

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How long will it take to complete this program?

The answer to this question depends on the speed of your internet service and how much you choose to interact with the activites provided. Using high speed internet, most students complete Part 1 of AlcoholEdu in about 1.5 hours and Part 1 of Haven is about 45 minutes. Remember that you may log in and out of the course; it is recommended that you do not try to complete the course in one sitting. Part 2 of the course, which you complete 45 days after you finished Part 1, only takes about 15-20 minutes.

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Will this be confidential? Will anyone be able to see my answers?

Yes it is confidential, and no, your name will not be linked with your answers. The UCM staff who implements AlcoholEdu and Haven will know if you have completed the course and your final exam score, but not your individual responses or answers to questions. Your name and responses are separated and kept in separate data storage facilities. This program has been designed to protect your privacy.

What do I do if I’m having trouble watching the videos?

  1. Ensure that you are using a supported browser:
    • Internet Explorer 6 or later
    • Firefox 1.0 or later
    • Safari 1.2 or later
    • Google Chrome
  2. Ensure that you are running Flash Player 10 or higher by performing the following steps:
    • Go to Google (or other search engine) and search for "flash version check" (no quotes).
    • Select the link that says Adobe - Flash Player. Direct link:
    • The installed version information will display on the screen.
    • Need to upgrade? Go to: and click the button that says Get Flash Player.
  3. If the above steps do not resolve the issue, continue to Task 2.

Task 2: Troubleshooting:

  1. Switch to Audio only mode.
  2. Close all other applications and tabs, e.g.: iTunes, Facebook, YouTube, etc. Additionally, do not have any CDs or DVDs playing on the computer while viewing the course.
  3. Reboot the computer.
  4. Switch to another supported browser.
  5. Disable all popup blockers and third party toolbars.
  6. If on a wireless connection, try a wired connection.
  7. Try accessing the course from a different connection (computer lab, library, etc.)
  8. Try accessing the course at a different time of day (e.g.: during non-peak Internet usage hours, like morning).

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