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Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Services

Support and assistance for people whose lives are affected by substance use.

The Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Services focuses on and coordinates prevention, intervention, education, and peer leadership opportunities in the area of substance abuse for the entire campus community. We are here for you!

We work to:

  • Educate students on substance use/abuse and the impact it can have on their lives
  • Build strong rapport with the college community
  • Offer support and assistance to people whose lives have been affected by substance use/abuse
  • Help students live healthy and balanced lifestyles

Who Does Substance Abuse Affect?

  • Individuals
  • Roommates
  • Friends
  • Family
  • Significant Others
  • Bosses
  • Professors
  • Children

Why Do People Use Substances?

  • For Recreation
  • To Fit In
  • They Enjoy It
  • To Celebrate
  • To Mourn
  • Learned Behaviors
  • To Feel “Normal”
  • To Reduce Stress
  • To Self Medicate
  • To Deal with Mental Health Issues
  • Anxiety/Depression, Trauma
  • Bipolar Disorder etc.

What Are Some Warning Signs Of A Substance Abuse Problem?

  • Increase of tolerance level
  • Lower Inhibitions
  • Riskier behaviors
  • Experimenting with other substances
  • Missing class
  • Missing work
  • Spending more and more resources to obtain substances
  • Not remembering periods of time
  • Substance eventually runs the person’s life
  • Power of denial
  • Easily irritated when asked about one's substance use
  • Numerous risks involved : Hurting oneself, increase chances of domestic abuse, bodily damage (organs), unprotected sex

How to Get Help for Yourself or Someone You Care About

  • All sessions, except emergencies, are by appointment. Call or come in to our office to make an appointment.
  • Services offered during fall and spring semesters only.
  • Office phone: (518) 564-2291.


  • During business hours: visit the AOD office.
  • After hours: call University Police at (518) 564-2022, dial 911 or go directly to nearest hospital emergency room.

Community Resources

News and Events

Knowledge Is Power

We will be offering a variety of campus and community focused events, panels and discussion opportunities. These events are free and open to the campus.

Upcoming topics will include:

  • Alcohol and Campus Life: The Role Alcohol Has In Students’ Lives.
  • Dangers of Binge Drinking.
  • Marijuana: Fiction Versus Truth; Just Because It Is Natural, Does That Mean It Is Good For You?
  • Becoming Aware of The Opiate Abuse Epidemic.
  • Substance Use and Multiculturalism: Issues and Challenges.
  • Are You an ACOA? (Adult Child of an Alcoholic or Addict).
  • Healthy Relationships; Understand Co-Dependency.

Contact Information

For more information about AOD services at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Janis Krug, MS, CAS, AOD Educator
Office: Center for Student Involvement, Angell College Center
Phone: (518) 564-2291
Fax: (518) 564-4849
Toll-Free: (866) 858-4089
Email: [email protected]