Alcohol and drug awareness counselor Mike Green will speak at the University of Nebraska at Kearney on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. His presentation, entitled “4 Stages of Drinking” will be held at the Health and Sports Center Arena. The program is sponsored by the Panhellenic Council and funded by UPFF. The presentation is free and open to the public.

As a former college student at West Chester University, Green has first-hand experience with alcohol, spending his days playing football and drinking. His presentation doesn’t focus on abstinence. Instead, he speaks about personal accountability and responsible drinking. He also tries to help students identify the pattern of their drinking in hopes of preventing them from becoming alcoholics.

As president of Collegiate Consultants on Drugs and Alcohol, Green has provided information about the mental and physical effects of substance abuse to more than 1,000 colleges around the country. In 1987, Green gave expert testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Substance Control. He serves as a consultant to the University of Akron, Temple University, Villanova University, as well as many other colleges.

At the request of Senator Bill Bradley, Green developed a drug and alcohol awareness program for the New Jersey high schools. He has also produced programs for the medical societies in New Jersey and Virginia and for professional sports teams like the Philadelphia Flyers.