Being a healthy and academically successful college student means having the physical, mental, and social well-being to live each day to its fullest. Health is achievable through self care, through making informed health decisions and the practice of positive health skills, and through respect and care of those around us.
Good health is neither achieved nor compromised in isolation. In part, good health is up to each individual and is influenced by our daily personal choices. However, health and the reduction of harm or risk are also affected by the communities in which we live. Our health and our personal choices regarding substance use are influenced by physical, psychological, social, and economic environments as well as our interconnection to each other.
Our mission at WSU is three-fold
Counseling: To provide a 1:1 service with a chemical dependency professional through Counseling and Testing Services regarding one’s own personal use or concern for someone else’s use
Assessment: To provide accurate, confidential and non-judgmental information regarding personal alcohol or substance use
- Prevention: To develop and implement experiential programs which assist students and the WSU community in making informed choices regarding substance use that minimize unintended consequences and improve the quality of the higher education experience, and to provide accurate and easily available information to students, staff, faculty, and the WSU community on substance use via print materials, internet connections, the ADCAPS website, classroom lecture, 1:1 meetings, student and community groups.