CAPS

Alcohol & Other Drug Use Services

“As you turn the pages of your life, we can be there to support you.”


Saint Peter’s University recognizes how the use, misuse or abuse of alcohol and other substances can negatively affect students’ abilities to maximize their potential, and achieve their personal and academic goals. Therefore, CAPS is dedicated to educating students on the effects of alcohol and drug use in a supportive and non-judgmental environment.

We understand that addiction is a progressive disease, that a person does not become an alcoholic or addict overnight. Addiction happens gradually, over time, and even the individual doesn’t realize when the line from simply drinking too much to full blown alcoholism is crossed. We also understand that people can suffer negative effects from alcohol or drug use without being an alcoholic or addict; an unhealthy relationship with alcohol and other substances can have life changing consequences now. Our clinical staff understands that substance use or abuse carries a stigma that might inhibit students from accessing services.

Therefore, we strive to create an atmosphere that allows students to explore and understand their alcohol or substance use, and work towards their goal of responsible use, abstinence, or recovery in a supportive and confidential setting.

Alcohol & Drug Use focused services include:

  • Evaluations
  • Relapse prevention
  • Maintenance support
  • Referrals
  • Workshops
  • Alcohol/Drug Education
  • Annual Alcohol & Other Drug Use Survey

Our alcohol and other drug use services focus on the individual, raising awareness of patterns, habits, and beliefs associated with their use. Interventions are geared towards creating a healthy lifestyle that includes positive relationships, good health, satisfaction with school or work, and personal growth, and when appropriate building a life free of substances through new habits and daily life changes which support personal growth and finding satisfaction in everyday life.

How can you tell if your use of alcohol, marijuana or other drugs are problematic? Use these brief screening tools to see where your use places you.

If you are concerned or unsure about your use or the use of a friend/family member, speak with someone. There are many resources available to you. You can call us (201) 761-6420, and our clinicians will speak with you in a safe and confidential setting. You can also speak with your doctor or trusted friend/family member.

You can also get more information and resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) website.

It is never too late to do something good for yourself, a friend, or family member.