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. For more information about any of these resources or services, please feel free to contact Nancy Reynolds, Program Director, Center for Health Promotion, at email@example.com or 607-274-7933.
PARENTS: Talk with your college-aged son or daughter about substance use. See the document at right for helpful tips.
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 (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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!
A variety of AA, NA, Al-Anon, and Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) groups are available at 518 West Seneca Street, Ithaca, NY. Visit the AA website to search for current meeting dates, locations, and 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.
Many self-help groups meet in the Ithaca area. For a local list of meetings, visit the AA website. To learn about Marijuana Anonymous, visit www.marijuana-anonymous.org/ and to find out where local meetings are, email a member of the group at email@example.com.
Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. For a list of local Al-Anon meetings, visit the Al-Anon website at www.al-anon.alateen.org/.
Services Outside of the Ithaca Area:
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.