Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Counseling

Alcohol and Other Drug Counseling

Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Counseling is a service of Counseling & Psychological Services. We provide support for students grappling with substance related problems through assessment, counseling and referrals. Services are confidential.

To make an appointment please call 415-338-2208 or stop by our office in SSB 208 and ask for an AOD Counselor.

The majority of SF State students do not drink alcohol irresponsibly or use illegal drugs. The National CORE Survey from Spring 2013 reveals some interesting data on alcohol and other drug use patterns for SF State students. Of the students who reported drinking alcohol, they averaged drinking 2.7 drinks per week.

A minority of students would be classified as heavy or frequent drinkers. For these students, alcohol and other drugs not only greatly impact their own lives but the lives of those around them. For example, 31% from this group said that they had done something that they later regretted while under the influence of alcohol and 31% had had a memory loss as a result of drinking. Alcohol drastically increases the risk for sexual assaults.

AOD Counseling

If you are interested in learning more about the impact of alcohol and other drugs in your life, the AOD Counseling provides an opportunity for you to self-assess in a confidential, non-judgemental setting. There will be three sessions scheduled a week apart. In the first meeting you will be asked to bring copies of the eCHECKUP TO GO for Alcohol and Marijuana to review with your counselor. To schedule an appointment call the receptionist and ask for an appointment with an AOD counselor, 338-2208 between 8am and 7pm Monday through Thursday and 8am to 5pm on Fridays.

Alcohol and Marijuana e-CheckUp ToGo

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What is Alcohol e-CheckUp ToGo?

Click Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo for an interactive web survey that allows college and university students to enter information about their drinking patterns and receive feedback about their use of alcohol. The assessment takes about 10 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor or administrator. If you would like to discuss the results with a counselor, call 415-338-2208 or walk into Student Services Building 208 make an appointment. Our services are free and confidential for SF State students.

What does it do?

When you access Alcohol e-CheckUp ToGo, you are prompted to enter information about yourself. In addition to demographic information, it will ask you to enter information about your drinking habits, family history, and to complete the World Health Organization's AUDIT.

After all information has been entered, you submit the form. The information you entered is then validated and processed. The Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo calculates a number of variables and compares your responses to national and local college norms. Then, your personalized feedback is displayed in an easy-to-read format.

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What is Marijuana e-CheckUpToGo?

Click Marijuana e-CheckUpToGo for a marijuana-specific brief assessment and feedback tool. The assessment takes about 10 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor or administrator. If you would like to discuss the results with a counselor, call 415-338-2208 or walk into Student Services Building 208 make an appointment. Our services are free and confidential for SF State students.

What does it do?

When you access Marijuana e-CheckUpToGo, you are prompted to enter information about yourself. In addition to demographic information, you enter information about your use of marijuana, spending patterns, and lifestyle. After all information has been entered, you submit the form. The information you entered is validated and then processed. The Marijuana e-CheckUpToGo calculates a number of variables and compares your responses to national and local college norms. Then, that information is displayed in an easy-to-read format.

What do you need to use the e-CheckUpToGo?

1) A computer
2) Internet access
3) A JavaScript enabled Internet Browser
4) 10-15 minutes to complete the survey
5) A printer (to print the feedback)

How does my drug* use effect my life? *(alcohol, marijuana and other drugs)

1. Has drug use interfered with my schoolwork or job?
2. Do I sometimes feel guilt or remorse about using drugs?
3. Do I use drugs alone?
4. Do I use drugs to cover up for shyness?
5. Has using drugs caused me legal problems such as being arrested?
6. Do I sometimes hide my drug use?
7. Am I often concerned about running out?
8. Have I sometimes failed to keep promises I made to myself about controlling or cutting down on my drug use?
9. Do I have a reputation as a pot head, stoner or party-er?
10. Do I use drugs to escape problems?
11. Is using drugs affecting my relationships?
12. Do I use drugs in the morning to start my day?
13. Do I sometimes use drugs heavily after a disappointment?
14. Have friends or family expressed concern about my drug use?
15. Do I sometimes use drugs at times or in situations that I later regret or feel were inappropriate?
16. Do I take risks just to use drugs (i.e. where I have a high risk of getting in trouble or caught)?
17. Do I ever feel depressed or anxious before, during or after periods of use?
18. Do most of the people I socialize with use drugs?
19. Do I use daily or at least five days a week or "binge" most weekends?

If you are concerned about how your marijuana, alcohol and other drug use affect you, there are resources to help you to understand the role drugs play in your life and help you gain control. Call to make an appointment with a AOD Counselor at (415) 338-2208 or come to our office in Student Services Building Room 208.