Counseling Center staff members are available to meet with you to discuss your concerns about your own alcohol or drug use, or concerns you might have about someone else's use of drugs or alcohol. The Counseling Center staff is also available to speak to classes or other groups on topics related to substance abuse and chemical dependence.
For interested or concerned students unsure of whether or not to make an appointment, the Counseling Center has a large self-help library with many books, pamphlets and other materials on drugs and alcohol. Counseling Center staff can also be of assistance helping students find appropriate materials for classroom presentations and papers.
As with all other mental health and medical services, alcohol and drug issues are kept completely confidential.
Mandated Substance Abuse Evaluations
If you have been referred to the Counseling Center for a substance abuse evaluation, please call or stop in to secure an appointment and let the secretaries know that you have been sent for a mandated substance abuse evaluation. You will be asked to fill out the standard Counseling Center intake information as well as a specific substance abuse history evaluation packet prior to your first meeting with your counselor. Please be aware that mandated substance referrals require the Counseling Center to communicate with the judicial body that was responsible for the referral so that we may inform them about your compliance with the program. This process, as well as other information about confidentiality, will be explained to you at the time of your first visit.
Please be aware that the Counseling Center does not conduct court-mandated drug/alcohol evaluations or counseling.
Online Alcohol & Drug Screening Tools
The Counseling Center can provide referral services for students needing more intensive treatment and other modalities of care. The Centers counselors prepare students for such referrals and follow-up with students regarding their satisfaction with referrals in order to assure treatment needs are being met.
On-campus Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meeting
Time: Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Location: Room 007, Campus Center
This is an open meeting that anyone can attend.
For more meeting locations, visit: Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcohol and Drug Hotlines
24-hour New Bedford Area Alcohol Hotline
Mass. Statewide Drug Abuse Hotline
- Performs telephone crisis intervention
- Refers to AA
- Outpatient clinics
- Other programs
- Receives 30,000 calls/yr.
- Available 24 hrs/7 days/wk
Alcohol Council of Greater Fall River
Alcohol Abuse and Drugs (24 hrs.)
Cape Cod (24 hrs.)
Phoenix Counseling-Eastern Ave. Fall River, MA
EAP Fall River
Massachusetts Statewide Drug Abuse Hotline
National Drug Hotline (24 hrs.)
Cocaine Hotline (24 hrs.)
Nat'l Clearinghouse for Alcohol&Drug Info. (NCADI)
Safe & Drug Free Schools
Parents Resource Inst. for Drug Ed.
Administrative Office (Judy)
New Bedford Crisis Center
New Bedford Child and Family Srvs.
National and Regional Networks
(Referral information for AA, Al-Anon, Alateen, drug evaluation, substance abuse counseling)
National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline
Local Self-Help Referral Networks
New Bedford Council on Alcoholism
234 Earle StreetNew Bedford, MA 02746
Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction
360 Coggeshall StreetNew Bedford, MA
Alcohol Abuse Addiction Information and Treatment
Alcohol/Drug Treatment Programs
ADCARE HospitalWorcester, MA
88 Faunce Corner Rd., Suite 450,
N. Dartmouth, MA 02747
To call ADCARE Programs or for Admissions: 800.345.3552
ADCARE Service: Named one of the 100 best treatment centers in the United States. Referral service for alcohol/drug treatment providers.
Beech Hill Hospital
write to: P.O. Box 254 Dublin, NH 03444
29 Northwest BoulevardNashua, NH 03063
Samaritans of New Bedford & Fall River
508.999.7267 or 508.673.3777