Alcohol & Other Drug Services

Sacred Heart University is among the less than 50% of colleges and universities who has implemented comprehensive campus wide evidenced based intervention and prevention strategies to reduce harm to students from alcohol and other drugs. These strategies address campus culture, harm reduction, encourage healthy decision making and contribute to the overall wellbeing of students. Evidence shows that addressing student conduct, alcohol and drug use, student’s physical and mental health ensures that students are well enough to use what they learn both inside and outside the classroom.

Available Services

Sacred Heart University students are eligible for free and confidential appointments with our counselors to explore their use of alcohol or other drugs.

A nationally recognized alcohol evidence-based brief intervention program provides students with personalized feedback about their substance use and address strategies for reducing negative consequences related to alcohol. The program is designed to assist students to examine his/her own behavior in a confidential judgment-free environment.

A nationally recognized marijuana evidence-based brief intervention program provides students with personalized feedback about their substance use and address strategies for reducing negative consequences related to marijuana. The program is designed to assist students to examine his/her own behavior in a confidential judgment-free environment.

The eCHECKUP TO GO programs are personalized, evidence-based, online prevention interventions for Alcohol & Marijuana. The basic alcohol and marijuana interventions take 20-30 minutes to complete. The eCHECKUP TO GO programs are designed to motivate individuals to reduce their consumption using personalized information about their own drinking and marijuana use and risk factors.

A support group for students interested in meeting others in a safe place to talk about the many challenges of navigating college life while dealing with the effects of a family member’s alcoholism or addiction. View the video below!


How do I schedule an appointment?

To schedule an appointment for Alcohol or Other Drug Service please contact the Wellness Center counseling Services at 203-371-7955.

More Information

Janice Kessler, LCSW
Alcohol & Other Drug Intervention and Prevention Specialist
Tel: 203-371-7955
kesslerj@sacredheart.edu