Alcohol and Drug Programs offers numerous programs to serve USC Upstate students. If you do not see what you are looking for, contact us and we may be able help you find what you are looking for. Our current services include:
Alcohol Skills Training Seminars
AOD offers monthly groups for students based on the CHOICES intervention/early intervention program. This is an educational group that is primarily designed for students who have violated either the USC Upstate Alcohol and Drug Policy or, in some cases, the alcohol consumption laws of the State of South Carolina. These groups are routinely led by trained peers and/or professional staff.
We provide basic alcohol screening sessions to students to determine level of risk and address issues early for improved success. These sessions can be scheduled by referral or students and are valuable tools in determining substance use.
Comprehensive Chemical Dependency Evaluations
A counselor licensed in both addictions and mental health counseling is available to provide an in-depth assessment of substance use including treatment recommendations. This is done on an appointment-only basis.
AOD provides comprehensive, CONFIDENTIAL mental health and addiction counseling for all USC Upstate students. There is no fee for students to access counseling and appointments may be scheduled in advance by visiting AOD in CLC 220 or by calling 503-5536. We also attempt to accommodate all walk-in clients on a first-come, first-served basis. After-hours and emergency sessions are available.
Substance abuse regularly involves families and the AOD Coordinator is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist, eligible to provide competent clinical couples/family services to students and their families.
Educational Seminars and Presentations
AOD is available to provide a wide variety of educational presentations to campus and community organizations. These seminars may be facilitated by trained students or professional staff.
Several campus events involving students, faculty/staff, and community members are coordinated annually by Alcohol and Drug Programs including the Moonshine Run 5K, Safe Spring Break event, and Alcohol Screening Day.
Student Advisory Council
AOD encourages students to evaluate and develop policies and norms on campus through the student-led AOD Student Advisory Council. Anyone interested in becoming involved in this event should contact AOD for more information.
*** Please note: all counseling services provided by Alcohol and Drug Programs are CONFIDENTIAL. We place the highest regard on client safety and privacy and employ the clinical guidelines set forth by both HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act) and ACA (American Counseling Association) to maintain these standards.