Fresno State holds class to raise awareness about alcohol overdose
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Staff members at Fresno State launched a special class Saturday to raise awareness about the dangers of overdosing on alcohol.
The campaign began last fall after freshman Philip Dhanens died of alcohol poisoning at an off-campus fraternity house. University leaders are asking underage students not to drink at all. Saturday they showed students how to help a friend who may have alcohol poisoning.
"We have always had an alcohol education program. We had plans to run with a designated driver program, but with the unfortunate tragic death of Philip Dhanens, it did cause us to take a look at our program and reprioritize," said Kathy Yarmo, coordinator of Health Promotion and Wellness at Fresno State.
Saturday students also learned CPR in case of emergencies.
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