Substance Abuse Program

 

The Substance Abuse Program is committed to providing the University of South Alabama community with educational and prevention programs related to substance abuse. By providing counseling, outreach programs, and consultation services, the Program strives to increase knowledge and awareness of alcohol and other drug issues and decrease the negative consequences associated with high risk drinking and illegal drug use. The Program advocates the protection of the legal rights of students as they relate to alcohol and drug laws.

Educational Goals

The Substance Abuse Program has the following educational goals:

  • Disseminate information to members of the University community about common substances of abuse and the harmful effects associated with their use and/or misuse.

  • Convey to students who choose to abstain from alcohol the acceptability of that choice and educate students who choose to drink about the responsible use of alcohol.

  • Provide members of the University community with information about signs of substance abuse and addiction and resources available to assist with these disorders.

  • Educate students about University and government imposed penalties for alcohol and other drug violations.

  • Promote the development and utilization of peer educators who serve as role models and encourage healthy choices concerning alcohol and drugs through various awareness and educational activities.

  • An annual review of educational goals is conducted and an attempt made to strengthen programming to maximize their achievement.

Services

The Substance Abuse Program, a part of USA Counseling and Testing Service, provides a variety of services to students. These services include the following:

  • Substance Abuse Assessments

  • Individual and Group Counseling

  • Alcohol and Drug Awareness/Education Programs

  • Consultation with Faculty and Staff

  • Referral Services