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 Alcohol & Other Drug Services

Services are designed to educate students about the negative consequences of substance use by utilizing harm-reduction strategies and skill building, as well as correcting misperceptions that many students hold about college alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.

Individual Consultation

Students can receive individual counseling to explore the use of alcohol and other mood-altering substances. They are able to explore use of substances openly and to receive personal feedback about alcohol and drugs in a safe, secure setting. All client information is held in confidence (see confidentiality). In addition, a weekly student alcohol and substance abuse support group is offered. One of the benefits of this group is the peer feedback provided by the participants. 

TIPS Training

TIPS is a skills training program specifically designed for college students. The emphasis of the training is on how to handle situations in which individuals have misused alcohol. The materials are focused on the college environment and how your actions can prevent alcohol-related problems. For legal-aged students it will provides the opportunity to learn how to create a responsible drinking environment.  The class is a pre-requisite for the campus registration process.

Point Reduction Class

For individuals who wish to reduce their disciplinary points. PRIME, this three hour educational intervention emphasizes self-reflection by exposure to risk reduction theory.

Off Campus Resources

Many individuals have been able to deal with their drinking problems by attending Alcoholics Anonymous. In Hamilton, meetings are held on Monday and Friday evenings from 8-9 pm. Contact your local AA office for meeting information and locations.

Narcotics Anonymous