Wellness Wheel

Additional Resources: 

If you would like to speak with a Wellness Educator/Counselor about your use or someone else's use of alcohol (tobacco or other drugs), please call 603-862-3823 or make an appointment online

Confidential Education/Counseling Services 

  • Individual sessions with the our Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Educators/Counselors 
  • You may also attend an alcohol or other drug education class, at no charge 
  • Make an appointment by calling (603) 862-3823 
These sessions are covered by tuition fees for full-time UNH students. 

Mandated Alcohol and Other Drugs Programs

Campus Events, Groups and Workshops 

Local Support Groups

SOS Recovery Community Organization

The mission of SOS Recovery Community Organization is to reduce stigma and harm associated with addictive disorders by providing safe space and peer based supports for people in all stages of recovery. Conveniently located in Durham, NH at 1 Park Court, SOS offers peer support groups, telephone and text support services.

NH Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. 


Granite State Area of Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Narcotics Anonymous does not refer to any particular drug or group of drugs. NA's program focuses on addiction, the obsessive compulsive behavior, and recovery from it, not on any specific drug. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using. 

NH Al-Anon/Alateen

Al-Anon/Alateen provides support to individuals who are dealing with someones else's use of substances. This could be a family member, friend or loved one. 

Self-Assessment of Your or Someone Else's Alcohol Use

You can learn more about your alcohol use patterns by taking this confidential self assessment or by answering the following questions:

  1. Do you occasionally drink heavily after a disappointment, a quarrel, or when the boss gives you a hard time?
  2. When you have trouble or feel under pressure, do you always drink more heavily than usual?
  3. Have you noticed that you are able to handle more alcohol than you did when you were first drinking?
  4. Did you ever wake up on the "morning after" and discover that you could not remember part of the evening before, even though your friends tell you that you did not "pass out"?
  5. When drinking with other people, do you try to have a few extra drinks when others will not know it?
  6. Are there certain occasions when you feel uncomfortable if alcohol is not available?
  7. Have you recently noticed that when you begin drinking, you are in more of a hurry to get the first drink then you used to be?
  8. Do you sometimes feel a little guilty about your drinking?
  9. Are you secretly irritated when your family or friends discuss your drinking?
  10. Have you recently noticed an increase in the frequency of your memory blackouts?
  11. Do you find that you wish to continue drinking after your friends say they have had enough?
  12. Do you usually have a reason for the occasions when you drink heavily?
  13. When you are sober, do you often regret things you have done or said while drinking?
  14. Have you tried switching brands or following different plans for controlling your drinking?
  15. Have you often failed to keep the promises you have made to yourself about controlling or cutting down on your drinking?
  16. Have you tried to control your drinking by making a change in jobs, or moving to a new location?
  17. Do you try to avoid family or close friends while you are drinking?
  18. Are you have an increasing number of financial and work problems?
  19. Do more people seem to be treating you unfairly without good reason?
  20. Do you eat very little or irregularly when you are drinking?
  21. Do you sometimes have the "shakes" in the morning and find that it helps to have a little drink?
  22. Have you recently noticed that you cannot drink as much as you once did?
  23. Do you sometimes stay drunk for several days at a time?
  24. Do you sometimes feel very depressed and wonder whether life is worth living?
  25. Sometimes after periods of drinking, do you see or hear things that aren't even there?
  26. Do you get terribly frightened after you have been drinking heavily?

If you answered Yes to any of these questions, you have some of the symptoms that may indicate alcoholism. 

Yes answers to several of the questions indicate the following stages of alcoholism: 

  • Questions 1-8: Early Stage
  • Questions 9-21: Middle Stage
  • Questions 22-26: Beginning of the Final Stage

These questions were written by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD). If you would like to talk with our Educator/Counselor about this assessment, please call 603-862-3823 or make an appointment. 

Additional UNH Services and Resources 

If you have any questions about the other drugs education and counseilng services we provide to the UNH community, please call 603-862-3823.