Alcohol & Substance Abuse

With the goal of keeping its community members informed, safe and healthy in an environment that discourages the abuse of alcohol and drugs and encourages low-risk, healthy behaviors, The Sage Colleges Wellness Center offers a wide range of services to the campus community which includes:

  • Screenings, motivational interviewing & short-term counseling, consultation & referral services
  • Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) for high-risk students
  • Educational outreach programming, including Awareness campaigns & Social Norms marketing campaigns
  • Smoking cessation support
  • Peer Education

All services are free of charge and confidential to students. On the Troy campus, services are offered through the Wellness Center in Kellas Hall (244-2261). On the Albany Campus, services are available through the Wellness Center in Kahl Campus Center (292-1917).

Sage employees and their family members dealing with Alcohol and Drug issues are eligible to receive free assistance through Employee Services, at 1-800-252-4555.


Binge Drinking

No doubt you're stressed - between classes, studying, work, family commitments, no sleep - you want something to take the edge off. You see other people drinking alcohol and lots of it - beer, shots, something, anything to get a buzz, and you figure it's normal. Yet when alcohol is your only means of feeling good, relieving stress or bonding with your friends, something isn't right.

[Alchohol]Despite what you might believe, excessive drinking or binge drinking - consuming five or more drinks in one setting - is NOT THE NORM. In fact, the average number of drinks a Sage student has when they party is 3. Contrary to popular belief, black-outs (memory loss) are not a normal part of drinking and vomiting is not attractive.

To empower yourself, it's important to know the facts about alcohol and pay attention to how, when and why you drink. TSC Wellness Center is offering free, anonymous on-line alcohol screenings to help identify how you are using alcohol.

Begin the anonymous questionnaire: Mental Health Screenings

The questionnaires are confidential and provide immediate feedback as well as information on how to get help if you or someone you care about needs it. Don't let too much alcohol rob you of your college years! The Wellness Center staff is always here to listen and help you throughout the year.