Substance & Alcohol Abuse Information & Resources


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Alcohol and depression go hand in hand. Many people don’t realize that alcohol is a depressant, and those with depression should not drink alcohol. Alcohol temporarily blunts the effects of stress hormones. It typically leaves you feeling worse than ever because it depresses the brain and nervous system. One study looked at people who consumed one drink a day. After three months abstinence, their scores on standard depression inventories improved.

Alcohol: How Much is too Much?
What is a Drink?

Do you Have a Problem?

How to Help a Friend

Effects of Alcohol on your Health and Life

Types of Alcohol Related Problems

Help Yourself or Find Help

Related Links and Resources

Speaker Meetings
Meetings open to students, faculty, staff, and community. Come and share your story of alcohol recovery or hear others share theirs. These meetings are great for those that aren’t sure about Alcoholic’s Anonymous meetings and who might want to try something different first.

For more information about screenings, Open Speaker Meetings, or information provided by ACES (Alcohol Campus Educational Services) please visit

For information on assessments or referrals, for yourself or a dependent, please contact Encompass at 1-800-788-8630 or

For information on dealing with the struggle of alcoholism in your family, visit Al-Anon for understanding and encouragement.

Page last modified May 22, 2013