Students can receive free, confidential counseling in a safe, secure setting in order to explore issues around alcohol and other mood-altering substances.

Individual counseling topics include:

  • binge drinking
  • alcohol misuse and abuse
  • substance use
  • understanding BAC and other pertinent informative questions
  • family substance use issues
  • supporting friends who have alcohol and/or substance use issues

Educational Appointments

Students referred to Shaw Wellness through the disciplinary system for alcohol and other drug violations participate in educational sanctioned appointments. These appointments include: — a highly interactive and personalized online program that allows students to reflect on and consider changing their drinking.

AOD Educational Group — a 90-minute group experience that encourages low to moderate-risk students to change their alcohol and/or drug use.

BASICS or CASICS — Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) or Cannabis Screening and Intervention for College Students (CASICS), brief motivational interventions to reduce problem drinking and usage.

Evaluation — Three to four sessions reviewing the student’s substance use, legal history, and impact on daily functioning. Following interviews,  full report with recommendations is provided. 


A variety of confidential weekly support groups  explore issues and challenges related to alcohol and substance use with the AOD counselor in a comfortable setting. Schedule a pre-group session with the AOD counselor to talk more about joining a group — whether you are recovering or have family members who struggle with substance abuse.

AOD Workshops and Programming

Please reach out to request a workshop or program which will be tailored to your organization's needs. 


Schedule an Appointment 

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Canceling an Appointment

If you need to cancel for any reason, please contact the Shaw Wellness Institute at or 315-228-6403.


Off Campus Resources