Alcohol and Other Drugs Prevention Program

The AOD Prevention Specialist works with students to educate them about the myths, facts and dangers of alcohol and drug abuse.

If you choose to drink, we want you to be safe. If others around you drink, we want you to know how to recognize the symptoms of alcohol poisoning or a drug overdose so you can get help for the person.

The AOD Prevention Specialist works with Student Conduct Services staff to provide assessment and counseling services to students who violate the College’s alcohol and drug policies.

If you are interested in attending AA or Al-Anon meetings, she can provide you with meeting times and locations. She also has information about other community resources.

Appointments can be made either in person, by telephone at 304-788-6910 or by e-mail at kaanderson@mail.wvu.edu .

The AOD Prevention Office is located in the lower level of the Room 109A in the Student Union. Hours of operation are posted on the office door.

For a list of frequently asked questions and answers about alcohol and drugs please click here.

West Virginia Al-Anon Meetings

Supported by Al-Anon Family Groups this link is operated and maintained by the Al-Anon and Alateen groups in West Virginia. (it has no connection to Potomac State College). On this site there are resources for hope and help for families and friends of Alcoholics. If your life has been affected by someone else's drinking, you are an Al-Anon or Alateen member, or a professional working in the field of alcoholism, there may be items of interest on this site for you.

District 5 Meeting List

Local AA Meetings

Every Tuesday, 7:00 pm  United Methodist Family Services (across from Burger King on Route 220) - Go around to the back of the building and up the stairs.

Every Thursday, 8:00 pm Emmanuel Episcopal Church 303 Mineral Street.

Want feedback on your use of alcohol? Complete the  Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo  and see where you stand!

What is Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo?

The Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo is an interactive web survey that allows college and university students to enter information about their drinking patterns and receive feedback about their use of alcohol. The assessment takes about 6-7 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor or administrator.

What Does it do?

When you access the Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo, you are prompted to enter information about yourself. In addition to demographic information, it will ask you to enter information about your drinking habits, family history, and to complete the World Health Organization’s AUDIT.

After all information has been entered, you submit the form. The information you entered is then validated and processed. The Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo calculates a number of variables and compares your responses to national and local college norms. Then, your personalized feedback is displayed in an easy-to-read format.

What do I need to use the Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo?

You need:

  1. A computer
  2. Internet access
  3. JavaScript enabled  Internet Browser
  4. About 6-7 minutes
  5. A printer (to print the feedback)

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Welcome to Marijuana e-CheckUpToGo !

What is the Marijuana e-CheckUpToGo?

The Marijuana e-CheckUpToGo is a marijuana-specific brief assessment and feedback tool designed to reduce marijuana use among college students. The assessment takes about 10-15 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor or administrator.

What does it do?

When you access the Marijuana e-CheckUpToGo, you are prompted to enter information about yourself. In addition to demographic information, you will enter information about your use of marijuana, spending patterns, and your lifestyle. After all information has been entered, you submit the form. The information you entered is validated and then processed. The Marijuana e-CheckUpToGo calculates a number of variables and compares your responses to national and local college norms. Then, that information is displayed in an easy-to-read format.

What does one need to use the Marijuana e-CheckUpToGo?

  1. A computer
  2. Internet access
  3. A standards-compliant Internet Browser with JavaScript activated
  4. 10-15 minutes to complete the survey
  5. A printer (to print the feedback)

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