Alcohol and Drug Programs
offer 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:
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.
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
AOD provides comprehensive, CONFIDENTIAL mental health and
addiction counseling for all USC Upstate students. There is no fee for
students to access counseling. Appointments may be scheduled in advance by
visiting Counseling Services in CLC 224 or by calling 864-503-5195. 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. The AOD Coordinator is licensed as a Marriage and
Family Therapist, eligible to provide competent clinical couples/family
services to students and their families.
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.
*** 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