Information & Guidance

Alcohol and Other Drugs

The Counseling Center promotes an environment where the use of alcohol and other drugs does not prevent students from realizing their highest potential of emotional, intellectual, and physical well-being.  We provide services that encourage students to:

  1. Recognize how their choices and actions relate to their values, beliefs and goals.
  2. Learn to identify alternative strategies for managing emotions, behaviors and stress.
  3. Develop an awareness of how their individual actions impact others around them, including the campus community.
  4. Make personal choices about substance use that will not interfere with their academic and personal success.

Concerned about yourself or a friend? 

Any UWO student can be seen by a counselor regarding AODA concerns.  Learn how to make an appointment with the Counseling Center.

If you are concerned about a friend who may be struggling with addiction, we recommend reading How to Help an Addicted Friend or Relative (


For more local and national agencies, view the Additional Resources module on our Case Management page.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (
NIDA is the federal agency supporting scientific research on drug use and its consequences.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (
Provides the latest research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being.  Students can find information about the signs and symptoms of an alcohol use disorder.

Campus Drug Prevention (
This resource is provided by the DEA to provide resources to prevent drug misuse among college students.  There are sections on drugs and paraphernalia as well as The Student Center.

UW Oshkosh Counseling Center
Student Success Center, Suite 240
750 Elmwood Ave
Oshkosh, WI 54901