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Abusing alcohol or other drugs can negatively impact your personal well-being and success at FHSU. Maybe you've been arrested for an alcohol or drug-related offense. Maybe you're worried about a friend, classmate or family members drinking and drug use. Maybe you think you have a problem and just don't know what to do or where to get help. The Drug and Alcohol Wellness Network offers individual substance abuse counseling to help you navigate these issues and grow from these experiences. Our certified counselors can help you understand addictive behavior and find alternative ways to manage the "triggers" that can lead to substance abuse. We also provide court-ordered chemical dependency evaluations and Alcohol Information School (AIS) sessions. And remember, it's less expensive to get help when you want to, rather than when you have to.
You may be reluctant to seek help because you are afraid the counselor will want you to come in once a week for the entire semester or even a year. Everyone faces unique challenges, and each person handles these challenges differently. Nobody works through issues on the same time schedule. Through the counseling process, both you and your counselor can decide how much assistance is needed to help you overcome the challenges you face with substance abuse.
If privacy concerns make you reluctant to meet with a counselor, please know that the entire Kelly Center staff adheres to state and federal confidentiality laws. What you share with your counselor will not be discussed with anyone except other Kelly Center counselors. Visit our Client Rights and Responsibilities page for additional information on our commitment to confidentiality.
Your decision to get counseling is a sign of strength, not a sign of weakness. People who know they need guidance and seek it out are strong and do what is needed to achieve personal well-being.
If you would prefer to receive counseling from an off-campus local provider, visit our Local Mental Health Service Providers page for contact information. Please remember that while counseling services offered through the Kelly Center are free, local providers may require payment for their services. Special Section for Concerned Parents