Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana, and Other Drugs

Alcohol and Other Drug Programs and Treatment Services

Balancing freedom and responsibility when it comes to substance use can be very challenging in college. IC students are encouraged to take advantage of the many helpful resources available on our campus and in the community. The services listed here are designed to be sensitive to the challenges college students face when dealing with alcohol or other drug-related concerns. 

Are you looking for treatment or recovery services for yourself, for a friend, or a loved one? Check out the Recovery Research Institute, a new resource sponsored by Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

For more personalized assistance, please feel free to contact Nancy Reynolds, Program Director, Center for Health Promotion, at nreynolds@ithaca.edu or 607-274-7933.

Ithaca College Campus:

FWD ("Forward"): Fun Without Drinking is a group of IC students interested in being substance-free or simply having fun without drinking while meeting new friends in a supportive and friendly environment. To contact the group, please send an email to FunWithoutDrinking@gmail.com. All are welcome!

BASICS (Balancing Alcohol and Other Substance Use for Improving College Success) is a free and confidential program to assist you in examining your drinking and other drug use in a judgment-free environment. BASICS is not an abstinence-only program. Instead, the goals are selected by you and aimed at reducing risky behavior and potential harmful consequences. To make a BASICS appointment, simply contact Nancy Reynolds by email at nreynolds@ithaca.edu.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Ithaca College offers individual and group counseling in a private and convenient setting for students. For information on CAPS services, visit: www.ithaca.edu/sacl/counseling/.

Online Screening: Quick, anonymous, and free online screening is available for all IC students through the Office of Counseling and Wellness. Visit our online screening page for information on how to access the screenings.

SOBER@Cornell: This is a Cornell student group, but IC students are always welcome. The group offers support and socializing for students who are substance free due to being in recovery and other reasons.

 

Ithaca Community:

A variety of AA, NA, Al-Anon, Marijuana Anonymous and Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) groups are available at 518 West Seneca Street, Ithaca, NY. Visit the ICR website for meeting times. 

The Alcohol and Drug Council of Tompkins County provides confidential individual and group counseling. Fees are on a sliding scale, and many insurance plans are accepted. The Alcohol and Drug Council also offers court-ordered assessments. The Council is located at 201 Green Street, by the Ithaca Commons and next to the Tompkins County Public Library. It's easily accessed via the TCAT bus. Learn more about the Council at alcoholdrugcouncil.org/. For a bus schedule go to: www.tcatbus.com/  To make an appointment at the Alcohol and Drug Council, call 607-274-6288.

Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services (CARS) offers individualized services tailored to meet the needs of college students. CARS accepts most insurance plans, and fees are on a sliding scale. Learn more about CARS at www.carsny.org/. To make an appointment, call 607 237-5500.

 

National Resources:

Young People in Recovery is a national group providing advocacy, education, and resource information. Check out their website!

Check out the  AA website  to search for current meeting dates, locations, and times.

The Al-Anon website and the Marijuana Anonymous website provide helpful information also.

Sober Nation: An online resource center providing information and resources for people who experience drug and alcohol addiction. Check out this website for future updates which will include college-specific advice and support!

Going to a local agency can often be helpful and supportive, even if you're planning to access services at home, or elsewhere. But if you're planning to leave Ithaca right away, here is a website that can be useful for locating treatment programs throughout the U.S. (Be sure to check with your insurance company for in-network programs.)

St. Jude Retreats, a nonprofit organization, offers an alternative to alcohol and drug rehab programs. St. Jude Retreats use cognitive behavioral education to help people overcome drugs and alcohol.