Addiction is a disease. It affects people from all walks of life, all ages, all cultures. It is a daily struggle, but know that you do not have to do it alone…there is help out there.
Local AA groups for the Beckley area click here
Services on Campus
Individual, couples, and group counseling services are available on campus at the counseling center.
Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO is a great resource that is now being offered to our students.
What is Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo?
The Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo is an interactive web survey that allows college and university students to enter information about their drinking patterns and receive feedback about their use of alcohol. The assessment takes about 6-7 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor or administrator.
What Does it do?
When you access the Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo, you are prompted to enter information about yourself. In addition to demographic information, it will ask you to enter information about your drinking habits, family history, and to complete the World Health Organization’s AUDIT.
After all information has been entered, you submit the form. The information you entered is then validated and processed. The Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo calculates a number of variables and compares your responses to national and local college norms. Then, your personalized feedback is displayed in an easy-to-read format.
Don’t feel comfortable talking to a friend or family member? Aren’t sure if you want to go to the counseling center just yet? Maybe you are not sure if you have a problem. 1-844-Help4WV is a wonderful resource that is available 24 hours a day. This is a great way to get started with possible treatment options in your area, to learn about addiction, privacy, and your rights as a patient. Contact them for FREE confidential help for yourself or a loved one and take the first step towards a better life.
Drugs and alcohol are not the only addiction issues that people face. Gambling is an addiction that is sweeping the nation. With the availability of gaming parlors, online poker, fantasy sports, and other internet based gaming, gambling is becoming more of an issue than ever. 1-800-GAMBLER can help. Since 2000, The Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia has helped over 12,000 problem gamblers and their loved ones! The helpline is answered by experts 24/7. They will help determine if you or your loved one has symptoms of a gambling problem. If treatment is needed, you can be referred to one of over 70 statewide therapists.
STEPS: Student Training and Education in Public Service
There is a nice guide on this site for different types of drugs found on college campuses across the nation, including their names, what effects they can have if used incorrectly, and resources on where to seek help. You can find their article Helping Students Kick Substance Abuse: An Online Guide by clicking here.