Office Of Counseling Services

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Alcohol and drug use can begin for many college students as a casual or occasional endeavor. However, what began as dabbling with alcohol and drugs can quickly turn into substance abuse or dependence.

Do I Have a Problem With Alcohol or Drugs?

Alcohol abuse or dependency may be a problem when you answer yes to one or more of the following questions:

  • Have you ever tried unsuccessfully to cut down on your drinking or drug use?
  • Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking or drug use?
  • Has your drinking or drug use annoyed and/or angered your family or friends?
  • Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking or drug use?
  • Have you ever had a drink or used drugs first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or combat a hangover?
  • Do you find yourself craving alcohol or other drugs?
  • Are you unable to stop drinking or using drugs once you start?
  • When you stop drinking or using drugs, do you experience withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety?
  • Do you need to increase your alcohol or drug intake in order to feel the effect of it?
  • Are you unable to fulfill major school, work, or home responsibilities?
  • Are you drinking or using drugs in situations that are physically dangerous?
  • Do you have recurring alcohol or drug related legal problems?
  • Are you continuing to drink or use drugs despite your recognition of the problems that are caused or worsened by alcohol or drugs?
  • Have you experienced blackouts or memory lapses when drinking or using drugs?
  • Do you drink or use drugs to relieve stress?
  • Do you drink or use drugs by yourself?
  • Do you often drink or use drugs to get ready for a social event?
  • Are you truthful about your alcohol or drug use?

If you would like to speak directly with a Licensed Professional Counselor about substance use, contact the Office of Counseling Services.



Our office is located on the third floor of the Slane Student Center. We are open daily from 8:30am – 5:00pm.

(336) 841-9231
(336) 841-4513 (fax)