Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

The office of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) is here to help. Our primary goal is to support students when they face questions or concerns regarding substance use. We work to provide you with accurate information, techniques and risk reduction strategies that you can use to make informed choices about alcohol and other substances.

We are a judgement-free resource, available for open conversations about the role of alcohol and other drugs in the lives of students, the effects of all substances on the mind and body and harm reduction techniques. Additionally, we offer more structured options focused on creating and sustaining healthy choices.

Students may come into contact with ATOD staff and programming in several different ways. You may see us around campus for events and informational opportunities. We may visit your organization or Residence Hall for an interactive program or you may visit us in the ATOD office for a mandated program.

If have questions, you can contact Erin Monroe, Campus Prevention Coordinator, at 607-777-3088 or email at emonroe@binghamton.edu

 ATOD OFFICE:

The ATOD Office is located in the basement of Decker Student Health Services Center in room 124 (IN-124). 

Call ahead for an appointment. You can reach us at 607-777-4591. 

Office hours are:
9 a.m. -5 p.m.   Monday
9 a.m. -5 p.m.   Tuesday
9 a.m. -5 p.m.   Wednesday
9 a.m. -4 p.m.   Thursday
9 a.m. -3 p.m.   Friday 

Sanctions:

Voluntary Referral:

If a student is involved in an alcohol or other drug incident that is not a policy violation (transported to hospital for intoxication, student identified as having alcohol/other drug concern or students helped under Good Samaritan), they will be referred to the ATOD office for an educational intervention that is specific to the type of incident and prior history.

Mandated Referral:

If a student is found responsible for violating the campus alcohol or drug policy for the first time, they will be expected to participate in an educational, web-based intervention in the ATOD office designed to motivate students to reduce their consumption of alcohol/marijuana and provide information about their own use and risk factors.

Upon completion, students will receive confidential feedback about their use compared to their peers, personal and family risk factors, consequences of use to their relationships and health, and the monthly financial resources used in acquisition of alcohol/other drugs.

Students who are found responsible a second time, will be referred to the ATOD office. This appointment consists of an individual meeting with a GA trained in the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) to discuss the second web-based intervention results, consequences of their behavior and risk reduction. At the end of the meeting, students will be offered the opportunity to seek additional services through the University Counseling Center.  

If the student participates in the intervention by the deadline, the sanction will be reduced.