Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Office

Contact Us 

Staff: 

Linda Reynolds, Ph.D. - College Prevention Coordinator

Jennifer Herd - Graduate Assistant

Katie Kuhl - Graduate Assistant

Main Office Email: aodstaff@binghamton.edu

Office Hours: Fall and Spring Semesters -  Monday - Friday / 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.

Mission

Whether working with students individually, or providing campus-wide programming, ATOD staff are committed to empowering Binghamton University students to make healthy lifestyle choices surrounding substance use. Through all programs and services, the ATOD staff strive to engage the community and build collaborations that will ensure a safe campus environment for all. The ATOD program is built on a foundation of evidence-based prevention and harm-reduction approaches that ask students to explore the how and why behind their behaviors, and give them the tools necessary to support their well-being.

Services

  • Events and Programs: We will lead or collaborate on a variety of presentations and events across campus.
  • eCHECKUP TO GO: An evidence based online prevention tool used for indicated students who are referred to the ATOD Office by University professionals or who self-refer. Students can take the alcohol, cannabis, or nicotine assessment. Individuals who complete the assessment are provided accurate, detailed and personalized feedback on their use, including risk factors, potential negative consequences, harm reduction strategies, etc.
  • Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS): One-on-one conversations with trained ATOD staff members intended to help students explore their alcohol and/or drug use behaviors in a judgement-free environment. These meetings are conducted with indicated students who are referred to the ATOD Office by University professionals or who self-refer. Throughout the BASICS meeting students will engage in values clarification, identify motives for using and not using alcohol/drugs, evaluate personal substance use behaviors, understand how their use compares with that of peers, explore how substance use may be affecting their life, assess personal risk factors for misuse, and identify potential strategies for reducing risk and preventing future problems. 
  • Cannabis Screening and Intervention for College Students (CASICS): One-on-one conversations with trained ATOD staff members intended to help students explore their cannabis use behaviors in a judgement-free environment. These meetings are conducted with indicated students who are referred to the ATOD Office by University professionals or who self-refer. Throughout the CASICS meeting students will engage in values clarification, identify motives for using and not using cannbis, evaluate personal cannabis use behaviors, understand how their use compares with that of peers, explore how cannabis use may be affecting their life, assess personal risk factors for misuse, and identify potential strategies for reducing risk and preventing future problems. 
  • Binghamton Campus and Community Coalition (BCCC): The ATOD office recognizes that addressing college student substance misuse requires buy-in from the local community. BCCC is a 25+ member community coalition that engages in collaborative partnerships to reduce high-risk substance use using a strategic prevention framework.
  • Environmental Management: Through campus and community alliances, the ATOD staff focus on maintining an environment in which policies, programs, and physical spaces are aligned to limit access to, and the availability of, alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
  • Peer-to-Peer Engagement: Studies show that peers have an important influence on emerging adult substance use behaviors. In addition to training students to conduct peer-led interventions, the ATOD program is designed to facilitate meaningful dialogue among peers and to dispel myths about peer substance-use behaviors.
  • Recovery Resources: The University Counseling Center (UCC) provides one-on-one services to students struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, as well as oversees the Campus Recovery Center (CRC). The CRC hosts regular meetings for students struggling with addiction who are looking for additional support in a safe and inclusive space.