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The goal of the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center (ASAC) is to help students maximize their potential. The ASAC supports the intellectual, personal and social growth of the individual.

During business hours, an on-call counselor is available for emergencies. Please call 405-744-2818 to contact the on-call counselor. After business hours and weekends, counseling staff can be reached by calling the OSU Police, 405-744-6523.

 

Staff

Kara Niccum, M.S., LADC
320 Student Union
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
405-744-2818

Diana Littlefield, M.S., LADC
320 Student Union
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
405-744-2818

 

Some Reasons Why Students Use the ASAC

  • Chemical dependency/addiction
  • Alcohol use/misuse
  • Anger resolution
  • Alcohol, drug, public intoxication, minor in possession and DUI assessments
  • Interventions
  • Substance abuse court/legal issues and requirements
  • Substance abuse individual, family and group counseling
  • Co-dependency counseling
  • Alcohol and drug resources
  • Substance abuse and relapse prevention

 

How do I know I need assessment or counseling?

Peer pressure about drinking or taking drugs can be stressful and overwhelming. Assessment and counseling can be ordered as a result of an arrest, legal requirements or student conduct requirements. Students seek counseling for a variety of reasons. Any substance abuse issue of concern is a legitimate topic to explore with the counselor. Assessments can determine if you have a substance abuse problem.

 

What happens in a counseling session?

Sometimes students shy away from counseling because they do not know what to expect. The ASAC offers a safe, nonjudgmental environment where you may speak privately yet openly about thoughts and feelings. An ASAC counselor can help you gain insight into your concerns about substance use/abuse and explore options for change. You and your counselor focus on your concerns; however, decisions about solutions are yours to make.

 

What if I don't want anyone to know I'm seeing a counselor?

Confidentiality is taken seriously at the ASAC. Only you have the right to tell others you are speaking to a counselor. The ASAC staff are ethically and legally bound and committed to maintain your privacy. There are specific exceptions to confidentiality that will be explained when you initiate counseling.

 

How do I make an appointment?

Currently enrolled OSU students are eligible for services. To schedule an appointment, call 405-744-2818 or come by 320 Student Union. In your first session, you will see an ASAC counselor for an intake; thereafter, group counseling is available. Individual counseling is also an option.

 

How much does an assessment cost?

Court-Ordered Assessments and Group Counseling: DUI and alcohol and drug assessments related to driver’s license reinstatement, cost $160. The cost for assessments associated with public intoxication, drug possession, transporting an open container, social hosting, providing alcohol to minors or minor in possession arrests is $100. Fees must be paid prior to scheduling an assessment appointment. Fees for court-ordered assessments may not be charged to your Bursar account. The ASAC accepts cash or check only for the exact amount.

Mandated sessions cost $10 per session. These fees may not be charged to your Bursar account. The ASAC accepts cash or check only for the exact amount. There is no charge for non-court ordered group counseling.

 

What is the cost for voluntary counseling?

For voluntary counseling with ASAC, the intake appointment and four additional counseling sessions are free per academic year. Sessions 5-12 cost $10 per session.

 

 

Contact Us
320 Student Union
Stillwater, OK 74078
405-744-5472 phone
405-744-8380 fax

Open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Walk-in Counseling, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

If you are a student with an urgent need, an on-call counselor is available. Examples of urgent needs include thoughts of harming yourself, thoughts of harming others, recent sexual assault or a recent traumatic experience. After 5 p.m. weekdays and weekends, counseling staff may be reached through the OSU Police, 405-744-6523.
Emergency Contacts
  • 911
  • OSU Police, 405-744-6523
  • OSU Sexual Assault Advocate, 405-564-2129
  • Wings of Hope 24/7 Crisis Line, 405-624-3020
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800-273-8255