What Are Alcohol and Other Drug Services?
Pace University has a strong commitment to a healthy and safe environment for all members of the University community. For details regarding the university's drug and alcohol policy, visit University Drug and Alcohol Policy. The Counseling Center provides a number of support services to students struggling with alcohol and other drug use. These include:
- Assessment and support for problematic alcohol and other drug use
- Assistance in dealing with family members or other loved ones who may be suffering from an addiction
- Help in dealing with pressure to drink or use more than you want to
- Strategies and support for changing drinking or drug use patterns
- Support for students in recovery (Individual and Group Services)
- Referral information and assistance
Services are confidential and free of charge for registered Pace students.
The Counseling Center offers the following educational programs and workshops for student organizations, residence halls, faculty, staff, administrations, and family members:
- “The Drinking Game”: an interactive board game based on a harm-reduction approach to use of alcohol
- "Weed Wars": an interactive competition focused on marijuana
- Additional Alcohol and Other Drug-related topics (upon request)
- How to Intervene, Assist, and Refer
Presentations may fulfill educational and risk management requirements of student organizations and residence halls.
Please visit our Outreach and Consultation page for more information
For more mental health educational and self-help resources, visit our Resources page.
Some Signs that Substance Use Might be a Problem
- Being uncomfortable at occasions when alcohol and/or other drugs are not available
- When you are not using, regretting things you said or did when you were using
- Arguments with friends or family related to your use
- Being able to handle larger and larger amounts of alcohol and/or drug use over time
- Increased work, family, school and social problems
- Feeling angry or depressed while using or the next day
- Lying about substance use to friends and loved ones
- Neglecting people and events that don’t involve substance use
- “Blackouts” or not remembering what happened when under the influence.
- Uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms when not using (e.g. shakiness, fatigue, insomnia, irritability)
- Needing substances to cope with strong feelings, stress, and/or sleepiness
- Wanting to cut back, but not being able to
- Driving a car while under the influence
- Getting into trouble at work or at school for using (e.g. showing up late, calling in sick, getting fired, failing classes)
The eCHECKUP TO GO tools will provide you with accurate and personalized feedback about:
- Your individual drinking/ marijuana use pattern
- Your risk patterns
- Your aspirations and goals
- Helpful resources at Pace University and in your community
To get started, select the eCHECKUP TO GO link below: