Eric Teske, MA, MS, CHWC
Assistant Director of Substance Abuse Prevention
Office of Health and Wellness Promotion, IUPUI
Campus Center, Suite 350
420 University Blvd Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 274-4745
Fax: (317) 278-9904
MA, College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University
MS, Sport Behavior and Performance, Miami University
BS, Health and Sports Studies, Miami University
Eric takes a risk reduction / harms reduction approach to alcohol and other drug education and prevention. While abstinence is the lowest-risk option, any action to reduce the intensity, duration, or frequency of harmful behaviors is a step in the right direction. Behavior change is a cyclical process that involves contemplation, preparation, action, evaluation, and maintenance. Throughout this process, individuals make decisions and adapt in the context of their physical and social environments.
Eric has experience mentoring student groups, administering campus surveys, facilitating presentations and workshops, and planning large alcohol-alternative events. He is interested in substance use among at-risk populations, institutional assessment, and student development. He comes from a campus recreation and health promotion background.
Eric is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach through Real Balance, LLC. He has received training for BASICS and Motivational Interviewing (MI).