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Substance Abuse

Substance abuse continues to be a growing issue among college students, and several negative consequences exist. Substance use and abuse is a serious danger to one's health, life, and future. Not only does drug and alcohol abuse interfere greatly with school, work, and relationships, substance abuse also causes uncomfortable to severe side effects and can lead to a life of addiction. Knowing the warning signs of substance use could help save others from these dangers.

  • changes in appetite
  • changes in sleep habits
  • unexplained financial problems
  • bloodshot eyes
  • lethargic or "spaced out" behavior
  • sudden mood swings, including severe agitation
  • sudden change in hobbies or friends
  • suspicious behaviors
  • tremors or slurred speech

Remember, if you or someone you know is in danger, please call 911 immediately.

Drug & Alcohol Prevention Resources

Concord University Counseling Center
2nd Floor, Bonner House

Southern Highlands Community Mental Health Center
200 12th Street Extension
Princeton, WV 24740

Behavioral Health Pavilion
133 Southview Drive
Bluefield, WV 24701

Mercer County Fellowship Home, Inc.
421 Scott Street
Bluefield WV 24701

FMRS Health Systems
101 S. Eisenhower Drive
Beckley, WV 25801

Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital
306 Standard Road
Beckley, WV 25801

Beckley Treatment Center, Inc.
175 Philport Lane
Beaver WV 25813

Charleston Treatment Center, Inc.
2157 Greenbrier Street
Charleston WV 25311

Behavioral Health Services
4605 MacCorkle Avenue SW
Charleston WV 25309

AA Help Line

24 hour Crisis Hot Line

Public Employee Insurance Agency (for benefit-eligible employees)
601 57th Street, SE, Suite 2
Charleston, WV 25304-2345
304-558-7850, 1-888-680-7342
Fax: 304-558-2470; 1-877-233-4295

Last updated on Apr 17, 2014. Originally created on Jul 31, 2012. Report incorrect information.