Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Intervention and Recovery
The University Health Center works to increase knowledge and awareness of alcohol and other drug issues; promoting the use of protective strategies to reduce negative consequences associated with high-risk drinking and illegal drug use.
Programs & Services
BASICS - Empathetic, confidential and non-judgmental early-intervention program designed to help students evaluate the risks that may result from alcohol use. Consists of two 50-minute meetings with a specialized program facilitator. The meetings are one-on-one.
High Expectations - Empathetic, confidential and non-judgmental early-intervention program designed to help students evaluate the risks that may result from marijuana use. Consists of two 50-minute meetings with a specialized program facilitator. The meetings are one-on-one.
A.A. - Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting. Held on-campus when JMU is in session Friday nights at 8pm in Madison Union 311 .
AlcoholEdu - Two-part evidence-based online alcohol prevention program required for all first-year students that empowers students to make well-informed decisions, helps students better cope with the drinking behavior of peers, motivates behavior change, examines expectations about the effects of alcohol, links choices about drinking to academic and personal success, helps students practice safer decision-making, and engages students to create a healthier campus community
Campus & Community Partnership - Coalition of students, faculty/staff, and community members working together to create short and long-term programs and environmental changes that minimize underage drinking and negative consequences among students.
Alcohol Use Self-Assessment
Some students find it helpful to evaluate their alcohol use. This online tool from the NIAAA helps to examine drinking risk, pros/cons of drinking, and strategies to change.
If you are a JMU student who would like to discuss your substance use further, please contact University Health Center Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Paige Hawkins.