Alcohol and Other DrugsNortheastern University fosters a community that reinforces healthy choices and encourages responsible decision-making regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs. Northeastern strives to maintain a working, living, and learning environment that is free from the negative effects that alcohol and other drug use can create. Additionally, the University is committed to enforcing the policies and laws surrounding alcohol and other drug use. The University fulfills this philosophy by providing educational programs, resources for treatment, and referrals for students, faculty, and staff who may experience problems related to substance use.
At UHCS we provide individual and group counseling services to help students who may have questions or concerns regarding alcohol and other drugs. Speaking with one of our counselors may be helpful, whether you have been having difficulties associated with your alcohol and drug use, or have been affected by someone’s use of substances such as a family member, friend, roommate or significant other.
A counselor can help answer questions you may have about substance use, determine if your alcohol or drug use is a problem or explore your options for reducing or stopping your substance use. Counseling can also help you manage the influence that another’s alcohol or drug use has had in your relationships, self-esteem and outlook on life.
The staff at UHCS is here to provide a non-judgmental and confidential environment to discuss issues related to alcohol and other drugs. If you are interested in making an appointment, please call our front desk at 617-373-2772, choose “1” and ask to make a Mental Health Assessment. If you have questions or concerns you may ask directly for the UHCS Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor, Felix F. Pizzi, LMHC, CCMHC.
UHCS works in coordination with the Office for Prevention and Education at Northeastern (O.P.E.N) and supports its mission to provide education and prevention programming on campus regarding alcohol and drug use.
Here are some resources that may be helpful to you or someone you know:
National Alcohol and Drug Resources:
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Secular Organizations for Sobriety/Save Our Selves (SOS)