Alcohol and Drug Information

The TTU Counseling Center helps foster a campus atmosphere that encourages people to make healthy lifestyle choices by co-sponsoring alcohol and drug free events, conducting educational outreach programs, and by participating in National Alcohol Screening Day. The Counseling Center provides assistance for students with substance abuse concerns.

Do I Have a Problem?

A common myth surrounding substance abuse is thinking that only people with addictions have a problem. The reality is that there are many negative consequences that can result from drinking or drug use:

Ever wonder if your drinking or drug choices may have developed into an addiction?

If you can answer yes to any of the following questions, then chances are you have developed or are at risk of developing a dependency:

If you are experiencing any problems due to alcohol/substance use or if you believe you may have an addiction, we encourage you to contact the Counseling Center at 372-3331. A trained mental health professional can provide a free, confidential consultation. You might prefer to complete a free e-CHUG survey first and bring it with you to your appointment.

How Do I Avoid Developing a Substance Abuse Problem?

The only way to guarantee that you will not develop a substance abuse problem is to abstain. If you choose not to abstain, then by following low-risk drinking guidelines you reduce your risk over a lifetime of developing an addiction, a medical condition (liver disease, heart disease, etc.) or engaging in unsafe activities (driving drunk, having unprotected sex, etc.). If you fall into one of the below-mentioned categories, then the only low-risk choice is abstinence.

Low-Risk Guidelines

Men who choose to drink daily 0-2 Drinks
Women who choose to drink daily 0-1 Drink

Men and women who do not drink daily are encouraged not to exceed 3 drinks in one day AND not to drink more than one drink per hour.

The only low-risk choice involved in drug use is to abstain.

What is a Drink?

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Local Resources

For more information on this topic, please see the Alcohol and Drug Abuse web links.