Penn State Harrisburg Drug and Alcohol Counseling
Do you are someone you know have concerns about the use of Alcohol or other drugs? There are various options available: self help resources, brief interventions due to the consequences of alcohol, outpatient treatment, and inpatient treatment facilities. At Penn State Harrisburg, CAPS provides brief interventions and short-term treatment for registered students. They will also assist with referrals for higher levels of care. For treatment or referral services, please schedule an appointment today with the Drug and Alcohol Counselor: Ashley Johnson at 717-948-6025
Group Support and Recovery on Campus
CAPS clinicians facilitate a once weekly recovery and recovery ally meeting throughout the academic year. This group focuses on providing students a safe environment to have candid discussions and support one another in recovery from all addictive disorders. As a group, we hope to focus our energy in finding ways to connect and to advocate for de-stigmatization of addiction and recovery.
Community Treatment Locators
- Government's Find Treatment site
- SAMHSA Treatment Services Locator
- National treatment Help Line: 1-800-662-HELP (8255)
- Dauphin County Drug and Alcohol Services
- Do you know the signs?
- Passed out
- Difficult to wake
- Cold, clammy, and/or bluish skin
- Slowed breathing-8 or less breaths per minute
- Vomiting while asleep or awake
- Having seizures
- Top Five Safer Drinking Strategies Used by PSU Students
- Intentionally eat food or a meal before drinking
- Keep track of how many drinks you have had (for example-collect bottle caps).
- Set a personal limit of how many drinks you will have.
- Pace your drinking to no more than 1 drink per hour.
- Intentionally mix drinks with less alcohol than “normal.”