Warning Signs

Do you think that you may have a problem with drugs or alcohol? You may want to take a look at this list of warning signs that typically occur with students at risk for developing drug or alcohol problems.

  • Decline in academic performance
  • Reports to class with a hangover or high
  • Experience headaches or have a hangover after drinking
  • Frequently late to class or other scheduled appointments
  • Makes excuses for poor performance or missing classes
  • Frequently requests extensions/turns in work late or not at all
  • Drastic changes in personality; frequent mood changes
  • Boasting about their alcohol or other drug use; conversations are frequently about using
  • Believes he/she can not have fun without alcohol or other drugs
  • Loss of motivation or energy
  • Experiencing frequent health problems
  • Spends most of his/her money on drugs or alcohol
  • Frequently passes out or suffers blackouts while drinking
  • Changes in appearance
  • Frequent problems with law enforcement or University authorities (e.g., Campus Police, Judicial Board, and Residence Life)

Want A Second Opinion?

If you want a second opinion, you can always stop in at the Office of Counseling Services. We have the resources to get you the help that you need.

If you're still not sure if you have a problem, you can use our E-Chug tool. This confidential online service will ask you a series of questions and it will help you to take an impartial look at how you consume alcohol and help you to identify your personal risk factors.

We're Here To Help

Above all, the Office of Counseling Services is here to help you be a successful member of the JCSU family. We provide students with confidential help so that they can both get healthy and stay healthy and so that you can become one of our Success Stories.