Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Alcohol and Drug Use on College Campuses…

We’ve seen that combination portrayed all over movies and TV shows, but what does it look like in real life, what does it look like for you?

If you have questions about your use or the use of a friend, we offer confidential counseling services to help out. We know that you are faced with difficult choices at times when it comes to drug and alcohol use, and it can be helpful to talk about those choices. In our sessions, we can help you achieve the goals that you set. This can mean learning how to drink in a safer way where the likelihood of you experiencing negative consequences from your use can be reduced. We can talk about what safer use is and what it isn’t. And if you decide that you don’t want to use anything anymore, we can help you with that too.

Types of Counseling Services Offered

Our office provides individual counseling sessions for students who would like to talk more about their alcohol or drug use or the use of a friend or family member. To schedule an appointment, please call: 302-831-3457

Virtual Appointments Available

We also offer virtual appointments that can be arranged by emailing us at to schedule a confidential distance-meeting. Counselors at Student Wellness are available for remote supportive counseling or consultation.

Counseling Staff

  • Amy Richardson: alcohol and substance use including BASICS
  • Jessica Estok: alcohol and substance use including BASICS
  • Jennie Maslow: alcohol and substance use including BASICS

Learn more about our substance use resources and services

Remember, if you can’t find the answer to your question here, you can always call our office: 302-831-3457

Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC)

Recovery from drug and alcohol use is a voluntary commitment to a sober lifestyle. A person in long term recovery is actively engaged in activities that promote sobriety and overall wellness. Our Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) is designed to be support based and student oriented. It is a resource for college students who are actively working to protect their sobriety and for students who have been impacted by the addiction of a close friend or family member. The CRC also plans events and activities focused on and supportive of recovery. For more information email: Jessica at

ScreenU Assessment Tool

ScreenU is an online, anonymous and confidential screening tool that provides students with immediate, personalized feedback about their use of alcohol, marijuana, or prescription drugs. Students who take the ScreenU assessment receive strategies to reduce risk and harm related to their use. Students will also receive information about campus resources and services available to support them if they choose to make changes to their use.

  • ScreenU is FREE for students, and you can take it as many times as you want.
  • It takes approximately 5 – 10 minutes to complete the online tool depending on your responses.
  • Remember to answer the questions honestly to receive accurate feedback.

Questions About Confidentiality

In the substance abuse field, confidentiality is governed by federal law (42 U.S.C. § 290dd-2) and regulations (42 CFR Part 2) that outline under what limited circumstances information about the client’s treatment may be disclosed with and without the client’s consent. Student Wellness & Health Promotion maintains confidentiality with the following exceptions:

  1. Regarding child-abuse-and neglect reporting
  2. When there is imminent danger to self or others
  3. With the existence of written permission from the student
  4. With the existence of a valid court order.

If you have concerns about confidentiality, please contact our office at 302-831-3457 for further clarification. Although the situations above are rare, we will notify you of any disclosure unless to do so would jeopardize the safety of self or others. Please note that we are not legally obligated to discuss with you mandatory disclosures.

Want to Schedule an Appointment?

You can schedule an appointment by calling our office: 302-831-3457. We are located Suite #305 Warner Hall, 280 The Green, Newark, DE 19716