Counseling Services offers the following services at no cost to you. These services are confidential and anonymity will be maintained.
CHOICES About Alcohol
CHOICES is a brief alcohol abuse prevention and harm reduction program for college-enrolled students involving interactive journaling. The program involves one, 50-minute, facilitated online class presented by Counseling Services. Throughout CHOICES, students are presented with information, and then reflect on what they have learned as it relates to their choices about drinking in their personal journals. Rather than focusing on abstinence, this program encourages a harm-reduction approach to drinking. While it is important to recognize the illegal nature of any underage alcohol use, it is equally important to provide students with accurate information and strategies for reducing their risk if they choose to drink alcohol. CHOICES is presented in a non-confrontational manner that enables students to make their own decisions about alcohol consumption.
CHOICES was created by The Change Companies®, Alan Marlatt, Ph.D., and George Parks, Ph.D. The program is based upon research by the University of Washington Addictive Behaviors Research Center, which has been recognized by NIAAA and SAMHSA as leading alcohol abuse prevention for college students.
Counseling Services has also created an interactive online workshop for CHOICES so that students can utilize the program 24/7 and reduce harm associated with drinking.
Research suggests that alcohol and other drug misuse impacts students at a variety of levels, from academic failure to delayed advancement, due to injury or student conduct issues. Given that substance misuse has a detrimental effect on student performance, institutions strive to decrease high-risk drinking and other drug use on campuses as a means of enhancing the quality of the learning environment for all students.
ScreenU Alcohol provides feedback to students about their own alcohol use and risk for experiencing negative consequences and links students to the resources and support needed to help them be successful academically and beyond.
ScreenU Marijuana provides feedback to students about their own marijuana use and risk for experiencing negative consequences and links students to the resources and support needed to help them be successful academically and beyond.
Counseling & Referral
Short-term counseling for substance abuse or related issues is available. Counseling is free and confidential for all currently enrolled students. If counseling of a longer duration is necessary, a referral can be made to a resource within the community.
When a substance abuse problem exists, help is available through Counseling Services on M-R from 8am - 5pm and Friday's from 9:30am - 4:30pm. Assistance will be provided on an individual basis (medical assistance, counseling, and/or referral).
If you are having a medical emergency please call 9-1-1 immediately!
Anonymous support groups exist off campus for substance-related concerns. They include: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
Did you know recovery groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous have virtual meetings that are available to everyone? Here are the links for AA and NA in Central Ohio!