Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD)
Programs and Services
We at the office of Alcohol and Other Drugs are here to help. Our primary goal is to support students when they face questions or concerns regarding substance use. We work to provide you with sound information, techniques, and strategies that you can use to make informed choices about alcohol and other substances.
For the students at Binghamton University, we are your resource to assist you in getting what you want from your college experience. We have aided many students in finding a balance when they began to question if their actions were truly fitting with the view they held of themselves and their future. We place great emphasis on maintaining your privacy and addressing your needs as you see them without imposing judgment.
We are available for open conversations about the role of alcohol and substances in the social lives of students, the effects of substances on the mind and body, and harm reduction techniques. Additionally we offer more structured options focused on creating and sustaining healthy choices. Two of our most utilized models are: CHOICES and BASICS both of which are available by appointment for individuals or groups. These classes are a minimum of two confidential meetings with a staff member in the Alcohol and Other Drugs Office. These meetings are conversations, generally about forty-five minutes long. The first meeting is focused on getting to know you, understanding your goals, and determining what you already know about alcohol and other drugs. During the second meeting, we answer your questions about substances, look at self-identified risk factors, and discuss risk-reduction techniques. Rather than using an abstinence-only model, our goal for these classes is to support you in living a lifestyle that meets both your short and long-term goals.
You may also see us outside the office, at a campus or residence hall event. We are available to clubs, organizations, Residence Life and University staff to participate in and facilitate educational workshops and events, and provide up-to-date data and materials about alcohol and substances to other campus bodies. Come and say "Hi" at an event, or stop in to the office to discuss how we can help with your program or event!
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