Alcohol Resources

Student Wellness takes a harm reduction approach to alcohol use, which means no judgement or lectures. Instead, we want you to have all the information you need to make the safest and most informed decisions possible. Many Cyclones choose not to drink. Some Cyclones drink a limited amount. ISU supports a community of Cyclones that are in recovery.

The following are campus and national resources related to alcohol use.  Each of us has a role in helping to create a safer partying environment for yourself and others.

Campus Resources

Student Wellness

  • Safer Partying and Harm Reduction Resources
    • The above link will take you to the Student Wellness page on alcohol harm reduction and safer partying resources. This includes information for our Party Like a Cyclone presentation, how to recognize alcohol poisoning, and calculating blood alcohol concentration (BAC).
  • BASICS (Alcohol Program)
    • Brief Alcohol and Screening Intervention for College Students (BASICS) is a harm reduction intervention for college students to help students work toward reducing harmful effects of their alcohol and/or cannabis use.  BASICS is a 2 session program, delivered by a well trained BASICS practitioner, and uses an empathetic, non judgmental style to help meet students where they are at with their alcohol and/or cannabis use

Collegiate Recovery Community

  • If you or someone you know is in recovery or considering recovery, this campus program is a great resource to learn more about.

Support Services Available in CRC

  • CRC Student Organization (Rootless)
  • Weekly Smart® Recovery Peer Support Group Meetings
  • One on One Wellness Coaching with CRC staff
  • Substance Free Social Programming Opportunities
  • Connections to Academic Support Services on campus
  • Connections to Treatment Options on Campus and in the Community
  • And more!

Student Counseling Services (SCS)

  • Student Counseling Services can help if you would like to talk to someone about your alcohol use or a friend’s alcohol use. Student Counseling Services is a confidential resource available for you.

Substance Use and You Workshops (SCS)

  • Three week workshop where we will explore and understand substance use and its impact on your life. We will learn about self-assessment tools, recovery skills, community resources, and strategies for success regarding your relationship with alcohol and other substances.

National/Online Resources

American Addiction Centers

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

  • Helpline: 1 (800) 662-4357

Association of Recovery in Higher Education