Fredonia C.A.R.E.S. [Choice | Acceptance | Responsibility | Experience | Success]
Fredonia CARES is a Counseling Center initiative designed to address alcohol and other drug (AOD) concerns on our campus. The program responds to the individual needs of students who have been charged with a second violation of the Fredonia Alcohol and Drug Policy. Additionally, students who believe they might benefit from examining their substance use may take part in the program. Students will participate in a private and confidential consultation regarding their substance use and will participate in individual follow-up sessions that focus on self-assessment to help better understand the risks and impacts substance use plays in one's life. The program respects an individuals' values and personal choices regarding substance use, while recognizing that with new information, time to process it, and support for change, most people benefit from considering behavior change and exploring new beliefs.
Additional Support Services:
The Counseling Center provides a number of support services for those students dealing with alcohol and other substance abuse issues. For more information on any of these services please contact the Counseling Center.
Local (Northern Chautauqua County) resources for alcohol and substance abuse. Check this schedule to find times and places for Alcoholics Anonymous and other self-help meetings in Chautauqua County. Learn more about how AA works.
New York Addiction Treatment Center Directory -Treatment4addiction.com provides information about alcohol and substance abuse treatment centers throughout New York state. It is an online community where individuals can ask questions to qualified clinicians and participate in forums and blogs.
College Drinking Prevention: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) - An excellent resource page on college student alcohol use dedicated to Changing the Culture of College Drinking.
Rethinking Drinking (NIAAA interactive self-help guide to responsible alcohol use)