Alcohol abuse is one of the leading problems suffered by college students. Alcohol can have significant effects on feelings, perceptions and physiology. This kind of abuse can affect your personality, academic performance, relationships and your health.

If you feel that you may have a problem controlling your alcohol intake or have developed a dependency on alcohol, Cook Counseling Center urges you to seek help. We provide brief, individual counseling to students whose alcohol use may be impairing academic performance, as well as referral to more specialized treatment facilities for more serious substance abuse problems.

Another option for students is attending Alcoholics Anonymous. There are [daily meetings] throughout the Blacksburg area. Alcoholics Anonymous is a free fellowship where groups of people share their experiences while striving to help one another recover from alcoholism.

For more information on alcohol abuse and alcohol abuse prevention education and programs, visit the Campus Alcohol Abuse Prevention Center.