Alcohol and Drug Education Services

Responsible Decision-Making

Consistent with the University's commitment to wellness and caring, Alcohol and Drug Education Services promotes responsible decision-making regarding alcohol and other drug use, on campus and in the community. We offer confidential counseling and consultation for those concerned about their own or another's use. Alcohol and Drug Education Services promotes healthy choices by targeting both the individual and the social environment, providing appropriate information about the effects of alcohol and other drugs, ways to reduce harm, and an accurate perspective on the social norms of college students.

Services provided include:

  • Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS)—a personal and confidential 2-session “check-up” on student’s use of alcohol
  • Consultation for concerns about a friend or family member’s use of alcohol or other drugs
  • Brief counseling and referral to support recovery
  • Lending library of resources for use by anyone in the college community
  • On-line resources to help students reflect on their use and to identify changes that could work for each individual to reduce risk of future problems
  • Media campaigns to promote healthy norms and harm reduction
  • Training and education for classes, student leaders and staff members
  • Peer Education Network- a student group that promotes healthy choices related to alcohol, other drugs and sexual responsibility

Statement on Drugs and Alcohol

If you choose to drink...

Drinking can be beneficial or harmful, depending on your age and health status, and, of course, how much you drink. For anyone who drinks, this site offers valuable, research-based information. What do you think about taking a look at your drinking habits and how they may affect your health? Rethinking drinking can help you get started

Additional information on how to Drink Smarter—What you need to know about alcohol: a guide to safer drinking.

Contact Information

Center for Health and Well-Being
Center for Sciences and Pharmacy, Room 235
1215 Wilbraham Rd.
Springfield, MA 01119

413-519-4055 (After hours)
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