Drug and alcohol abuse prevention

Do you or someone you know have a problem with alcohol or other drugs?

Wayne State University understands the serious impact drug and alcohol abuse can have on its students, faculty, and staff.  Accordingly, WSU is committed to ensuring drug and alcohol abuse awareness for our community.  To further promote this awareness, WSU has developed and implemented a comprehensive drug and alcohol abuse prevention program (DAAPP).  The program addresses standards of conduct, treatment options, violations, sanctions, and resources.

DAAPP Procedures

Biennial Review Report (2016)

2018 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (PDF)

Policies and Procedures:

Board of Governors Statutes: Drug and Alcohol Abuse on Campus

Housing & Residential Life

Student Code of Conduct

Penalties associated with violating WSU's drug and alcohol policies range from reprimand to expulsion or termination and may include the inability to receive financial aid, prosecution and conviction.  For additional information, see Consumer Information Disclosure.

Self-Screening Resources

eCHECKUP TO GO (e-CHUG) is a brief, confidential, interactive assessment tool that provides students with individualized feedback regarding their alcohol use, and helps them identify their risk of harm associated with that use. The e-CHUG was developed by San Diego State University and is currently used by nearly 600 colleges and universities. This tool is free to students with no limit on how many times the assessment can be taken, allowing for students to track their alcohol use over a period of time.

While there is a good portion of Wayne State students who either do not drink, or drink very infrequently, most students will at some point know someone (a classmate, friend, family member), who drinks at levels that causes them concern. e-CHUG provides basic knowledge about alcohol and helps students identify risk factors and patterns that lead to dangerous and destructive drinking. The e-CHUG also provides a listing of local and campus resources available to individuals who may have an alcohol and/or drug problem. Knowing this information can strengthen our ability to help our friends when they need help and make Wayne State University a safe and fun place to live, work and play.

On Campus Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
552 Student Center, 5221 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202
After Hours:  313-577-9982

Campus Health Center
5200 Anthony Wayne Drive, Suite 115, Detroit, MI 48202

Dean of Students Office
301 Student Center, 5221 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202

Substance Abuse and Addiction Support Group
Wednesdays 8 to 9 p.m. in Student Center Building Room 792

University Employee Resources

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Local Resources

Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority's Substance Use Disorder Services
DWMHA's Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) offers an array of services including substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery.
(313) 344 9099
24-hour Access Line (1-800) 241-4949

Macomb County Community Mental Health Office of Substance Abuse 
MCOSA subcontracts with community agencies to provide publicly-funded substance use prevention and treatment services to people in Macomb County who qualify for publicly-funded treatment services.
(586) 469-5278
24-hour Access Line (1-855) 996-2264

Oakland County Community Mental Health Network
OCCMHA's substance use services team offers expert, professional support to assist people with recovery.
(248) 858-1210
24-hour Access Line 1-800-231-1127

National Resources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Authority's National Helpline
Free and confidential information in English and Spanish for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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