Do you have a substance abuse problem?
Frequently asked questions about drinking problems
Where can you get help with a drinking or substance abuse problem?
There are campus and off-campus resources available to you.
Please keep in mind that you don't have to be an alcoholic to need help, or to get help. If it has been determined that you are not alcohol dependent, but you are involved in a pattern of alcohol abuse, Colgate's Coordinator of Alcohol and Drug Education can still help you with the following:
- Examine your problem/concerns.
- Set goals and limits.
- Examine trigger situations.
- Develop new ways of handling problem situations.
In addition to campus resources (the various educational options--group and individual--the one-on-one counseling with Colgate's Coordinator of Alcohol and Drug Education, and the weekly student Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) treatment group described on the Services page of this website under Substance Abuse Counseling), there are, of course, resources available off-campus.
Many individuals have been able to deal with their drinking problems by attending Alcoholics Anonymous. In Hamilton AA meetings are held twice a week in The First Baptist Church located on Broad Street on Monday and Friday evenings from 8-9 pm.
On Monday evenings the meetings are closed for AA members only. On Friday evenings the meetings are open for anyone interested in alcoholism. Please enter the Baptist Church at the rear. The phone number of The First Baptist Church is 824-2780.
Our resources page
has many additional helpful Links related to alcohol and substance use.