Contact Information

Appointments: 717-477-1164
Fax: 717-477-4007

Sarah McDowell, M.S.
Interim Program Director
Old Main 210A

Brandy Lautsbaugh
Graduate Assistant
Old Main 210B

Dr. Ford Brooks
Faculty Advisor 

210 Old Main (2nd Floor)
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Dr.
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Phone: (717)-477-1164

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Children of Alcoholics/Addicts

Signs and Symptoms

  • Disheveled, unkempt, or just inappropriate appearance
  • Unusually sleepy
  • Academic or other performance levels may fluctuate
  • Children may have unusual or sophisticated knowledge of drinking practices or drug use, or may become extremely uncomfortable when issues regarding alcohol or other drugs are discussed.
  • Depressed or withdrawn
  • Behavioral problems
  • Complaints of stomachaches, headaches or other physical ailments, with no explainable cause, often at the same time every day

Children of Alcoholics Foundation website

 Frequently Asked Questions from the University of Arizona      


 National Association For Children Of Alcoholics (NACoA)  

 Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board- Alcohol overdose and how to prevent it