It can be easy to fall into an abuse problem when dealing with life stresses or attempting to "fit in". Our office provides short-term counseling to those needing help with substance abuse problems. We also work with recovering students on relapse prevention and on re-entry to the SMU community following treatment.
We meet with students to discuss their use of alcohol or other drugs. We encourage students to look for underlying causes of any problems and seek to help them explore appropriate responses for problem resolution. We also meet with students who are referred by SMU Judicial Affairs for violations of Standards of Conduct or SMU policy regarding alcohol and other drugs.
Working with students, family, friends, faculty and staff, we're available to students struggling with substance use issues and provide them access to appropriate help and/or resources. We work with students who come to us directly as well as with others who may be concerned about a family member, friend or employee.