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UCC On-Call: (585) 275-3113

Life Line: (585) 275-5151

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Rochester, New York 14627

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University Counseling Center (UCC)

Drug & Alcohol Abuse

How do I know if I'm abusing substances?

How do I know when substance abuse becomes severe?

The above signs may help to give you a sense as to whether you or someone you know has a substance abuse problem; however, it is not meant o replace formal assessment.

Counseling/therapy help to:

Frequent use and abuse of substances can have a serious effect on a student's academic and personal life. If you think that you are having difficulty controlling your use of alcohol or would like to talk to someone about your use, please contact the University Counseling Center at 275-2361.

Are You Worried About a Friend?

How do I know if someone is abusing drugs or alcohol?

You may not know if someone is abusing substances, but there are often red flags or warning signs. Here are some signs you might see when someone is experiencing problems with excessive substance use:

If you are concerned about a friend, please contact the University Counseling Center at 275-2361 to talk with a staff member about how best to deal with the situation as well as get support for dealing with problems that may be a result of problem substance abuse.

Ways to talk to a friend who you are concerned about:

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Many college students believe that they are escaping from the problems of their alcoholic parent by leaving home and going to college. However, they eventually realize that these problems continue to affect them, even as an adult.

What is an Alcoholic Parent?

A parent whose excessive drinking interferes with his/her health, social, relational, family, or economic functioning.

Home Environment for Children of Alcoholic Parents

The family bears the burden of coping with the alcoholic parent and assisting him/her with facing the problem. The family may experience feelings of:

The family feels anger and resentment towards an alcoholic parent who cannot maintain responsibility.

Older children experience role confusion

Life is unpredictable and inconsistent:

Why the Family Will Not Speak Out

Traits or Patterns of Behavior Associated with Adult Children of Alcoholics

(Adapted from the book "Adult Children of Alcoholics" by Janet Woititz)

Counseling/Therapy can help to:

Drinking Responsibly: Making Healthy Decisions

If you choose to drink, there are a variety of things that you can do to make sure you are drinking in a responsible manner.

Drinking and sex. Be aware that:

Compiled by Jennifer Jones, M.S. for the University Counseling Center.

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