Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Recovery & Education Resources

You are not alone.  We have resources available to assist you in getting help for alcohol and other drug abuse, so that you will be able to concentrate on your college education.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are both on-campus and off-campus resources available to assist you in the recovery process.

STCC Health and Wellness Center

STCC Health and Wellness Center
Building 19, Room 177
413-755-4230

River Valley Counseling

  • Offers ongoing mental health counseling and support to STCC students via Telehealth.
  • Contact: Dave Forton, Intake Specialist at 413-755-4332 or dforton@stcc.edu

Drug & Alcohol Programs Resource List (including off-campus resources)

Drug and Alcohol Programs (On and Off Campus Resources)

There are a variety of free, confidential drug and alcohol hotlines available to assist you in recovery:

STCC Library Libguide on Addiction/Recovery

Campus Resources

STCC Health and Wellness Center
Building 19, Room 177
413-755-4230

Community Resources

Information on local and state resources to help individuals, families, and veterans in need of housing, food, medical, legal, or mental health assistance.

STCC Library Community Resources

Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 15A, 7B (St. 1988), Chapter 23, 22, and 117 Code of Massachusetts Regulations Section 3.04 require that students certify their participation in a qualifying student health insurance program, or in a health benefits program with comparable coverage.

Students who do not possess adequate medical insurance must purchase the Massachusetts community college student health insurance plan. This plan provides the following benefits related to drug and alcohol abuse:

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment - A detailed description of 2020-21 benefits for the treatment of mental disorders, including substance abuse, is available on the Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk website.

The STCC Center for Access Services (CAS) provides students with a broad range of non-academic supports. CAS staff help students overcome barriers that stand in the way of self-sufficiency, allowing them to succeed and stay in school. The CAS office houses a variety of services and initiatives, including free school supplies and the RAM Cupboard, which provides groceries and meals to students facing food insecurity. CAS staff also connect students to on-campus resources and provides referrals to community social service agencies that help individuals overcome a variety of issues including, but not limited to: financial challenges, food insecurity, homelessness, substance abuse, and various state and federal benefits.

Community Connections

CAS office staff work to cultivate relationships with local social service agencies that provide assistant to STCC students. Office staff can offer case management to students and facilitate connections with resources in the community that can help eliminate barriers. If students need support beyond what is offered in the CAS office, staff can guide students toward resources in the greater community that can provide the support students need. The STCC Library also provides information on local and state resources to help individuals, families, and veterans in need of housing, food, medical, legal, or mental health assistance.

Contact:

cas@stcc.edu
413-200-8776 (call or text)
Building 7 (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; evening appointments available and must be made in advance)

Student Affairs conducts Alcohol and Other Drugs programming for all new, incoming students. During a student's first semester at the college, they are invited to participate in our GetInclusive prevention training courses on Alcohol and Other Drugs and Hazing and Intimidation. Each training session is 20 minutes in length.  Learning Objectives for each training session are as follows:

Alcohol & Other Drugs

  • Explain what alcohol does to the mind and body.
  • Describe own boundaries around alcohol and drug use.
  • Identify when a situation requires intervention.

Hazing & Intimidation

  • Explain what hazing is and examine common myths associated with hazing.
  • Describe the prevalence of hazing.
  • Identify bystander strategies to help victims of hazing and intimidation.