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Read the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated March 31, 2020 at 9:20 a.m.
Resources at Appalachian
Student Wellness Center: (828) 262-3148
Confidential appointments for drug or alcohol concerns for yourself or for a friend. We are located on the 2nd floor of the Miles Annas Building (post office building).
Health Service: (828) 262-3100
Confidential walk-in or appointment health care. Located on the 2nd floor of the Miles Annas Building (post office building).
Counseling Center: (828) 262-3180
Confidential appointments for any type of concern including anxiety, depression, stress, etc. Located on the 1st floor of the Miles Annas Building (post office building).
Office of Student Conduct: (828) 262-2704
Addresses alcohol and other drug violations both on and off-campus. Located on the 3rd floor of the Student Union (new addition). View the Code of Student Conduct on the website for more information about the policies and sanctions for alcohol and other drug use and abuse.
Resources in Boone and the High Country
Confidential and anonymous twelve-step recovery program for people with drinking problems. For more meetings and information, go to the AA web site. Click here to view a list of meeting abbreviations.
Confidential and anonymous twelve-step program for friends and family members of people with drinking problems.
MA uses the basic 12-step recovery program for people who are addicted to marijuana. Online groups are available, as well as publications, frequently asked questions and 12 questions to determine if marijuana is a problem in your life. The literature section has stories by teens, help for loved ones of marijuana addicts, and the dangers of cross addiction. There is a Marijuana Anonymous.
Daymark Recovery Services
A comprehensive community provider of culturally sensitive mental health and substance abuse services.
The Western Youth Network (prevention services): (828) 264-5174
A non-profit organization supporting youth and families in the High Country.
The Watauga Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative
A data-driven, evidence-based multi-sector coalition with the goal to reduce youth substance use and abuse in Watauga County.
General Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Links
National Institute of Drug Abuse
NIDA provides research reports, answers commonly-asked questions and gives related links.
MEDLINEplus Health Information
This site will give you links to drug facts, prevention and screening, research, treatment and statistics. Information available in Spanish.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
NCADI provides alcohol and drug facts, research briefs and related resources.
The Blood Alcohol Educator
Learn how gender, body weight, food and how fast you drink can affect your blood alcohol concentration. This is an interactive tool that shows you how much alcohol is in different drinks and how your BAC would compare to male and female friends.
College Drinking: Changing the Culture
Click on the section for students to find out about myths and facts, take an interactive tour of the flow of alcohol through the body or learn about alcohol poisoning. You can use the Calorie Counter to learn about the number of calories in different drinks and you can send an eCard to someone who's drinking worries you.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NIAAA publishes research on many aspects of alcohol, answers frequently asked questions and provides pamphlets and brochures. The research papers and reports can be downloaded.
An online, interactive quit site developed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The Quit Wizard will help you assess your risk factors, set a quit date and keep you smoke free. Other features include success stories, expert advice and a bulletin board. There are many language options including Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Hatian-Creole, Russian and Portuguese.
WebMD's Smoking Cessation Center
This site allows you to set goals, design your own personalized quit plan, find out about nicotine replacement therapy and read up on quitting options. There is a smoking cessation support group and articles on the latest news, like facts about nicotine water.
Run by Boston University, Quitnet offers quitting guides, personalized quit plans and forums with expert counselors.
Busted: America's War on Marijuana
This PBS Front-line program goes behind the scenes of America's marijuana industry, examining the production, sale and effort to eradicate the use of this drug. Topics include the criminal justice system, marijuana's treatment in popular culture and efforts to prevent use by teenagers. Online features include interviews, video excerpts and health effects of marijuana.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Provides information on ecstasy addiction, long-term effects and the history of ecstasy.
Project GHB, Inc.
This educational website provides information on the dangers of GHB, drugs that are similar to GHB and help for addiction.
National Inhalant Prevention Coalition
The FAQ section includes statistics on inhalant use, damage to the body and brain and how to help someone in a crisis. Information is also provided in Spanish.
National Women's Health Center
This site answers questions on date rape drugs and offers strategies to prevent sexual assault.