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Resources for Students

Alcohol and drug use can lead to misuse and abuse. If you are worried about yourself or a friend, please don't hesitate to contact the Connection Program. There are resources on campus to help you. Here are some of your options:

  • Contact the Connection AOD Program Coordinator. Located in Old Main 210, the Director can arrange for you to talk with some different resources, so you find the support needed to navigate through. The Director can be reached at deanstu@ship.edu or at (717) 477-1164. From there we will work to match your need with a campus or community partner. In addition, please review the different resources and services that the Office of Connection - Drug and Alcohol Services provides directly.
  • Call the University Counseling Center at (717) 477-1481 to schedule an appointment with one of our staff members that include full-time psychologists, psychiatrist, counselors, and graduate master trainees. If you do not want to say, you can start off the conversation by saying, “I’d like to make a free appointment to talk about my substance use.” Appointments are free and confidential. The appointment will not be part of your medical record.

Note: As a client, all information you share about yourself will be kept confidential. Only with your written permission will information be released to anyone outside of the UCC except as required by law. Legal exceptions include the following: clear and imminent danger to you or someone else, reasonable suspicion of child or elder abuse, or a court order. UCC records do not become part of student educational records. While UCC staff members may consult with a supervisor or with one another, all staff members are ethically and legally bound to also treat that information confidentially (Counseling Center, 2017).

Staff can also provide referral recommendations to numerous campus support departments that may be of interest or need for students such as:

We have a variety of information about alcohol and other drugs, including online resources and assessment tools. These resources allow student's the opportunity to learn more about their own personal experiences and values.

Connection staff members can provide referrals to professional assessments at community agencies that are able to determine an individual student's personal level of need in terms of support services and/or possible treatment.

Screen U is a free, brief, confidential online tool which allows you to assess your risk of substance use disorder relating to alcohol and cannabis. It takes about five minutes to complete and provides feedback and resources based on the results.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) - Member run support group for those struggling with an addiction to alcohol.

Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups - Member run support group for friends and families of problem drinkers.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) - Member run support group for those struggling with an addiction to any drug.

Interested in learning more about your personal level of alcohol use, what is safe/dangerous, what is considered misuse, and how that stacks up against your peers? Take the free and confidential Red Cup Survey.

Contact the Connection AOD Program 210 Old Main (2nd Floor), 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1164 Fax: 717.477.4007