AOD Mission Statement
The Alcohol and Other Drug Program of Arcadia University, as part of the University Counseling Center, addresses the developmental needs of students regarding their choices around the use of mood-altering substances. The program strives to do this by providing the opportunity to increase competency in: decision-making in personal use, and in identifying and intervening during high-risk situations in their campus and home communities. Since Study Abraod and crossing cultures is such an integral part of the Arcadia academic experience, the program attempts tp integrate componets of saefty related to substance use, into these sometimes challanging experiences.
This free, confidential, non-judgemental program uses the Public Health Model to examine the biopsychosocial nature of substance use, and the potential for its serious personal and relational impacts in the college population. The goal is to prevent and/or minimize long and short term consequences related to use of substance.
Activities of the Program
- Provide counseling for self-referred students
- Provide assessment, education and counseling to mandated students
- Consult with faculty and staff
- Support the recovering community
- Provides education on campus
- Refer students to off-campus resources when necessary
- Advise the SADD program
- Maintains a library of materials to borrow
- Collaborate with other campus departments to review AOD Policy and procedures; design and implement prevention and intervention strategies
- Work with regional colleges and universities, and local organizations to unify approaches to prevention among college students
How to Make a Confidential Appointment
Call 215-572-2967 and the administrative staff will arrange a time that you can meet with a counselor. If you are calling because you have violated the campus Alcohol and Other Drug Policy, please see information below.
When to Make an Appointment
- If you, or someone you know is affected by substance use
- If you would like information related to substance use or abuse
- If you would like referral information to support groups, outside treatment providers
- If you are doing a class project and need some help
Resources available: Books, videotapes, pamphlets, meeting schedules, online information
If you are interested in involving yourself in prevention efforts: Consider joining SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), or PEER Educators.