If you are concerned about your own use of alcohol and/or other drugs, there is help available at UNH.
- We offer counseling and support for any UNH student who wants to learn more about their own or someone else's drinking or drug use.
- All counseling visits are confidential and free for students who have paid the Health Fee.
- You may also attend an alcohol or other drug education class, at no charge.
- Appointments can be made online or by calling (603) 862-3823.
Recovery Mentors is a peer-to-peer support program which connects trained students who are committed in their recovery and interested in providing support, information and appropriate referrals to UNH students who maybe struggling with alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues and/or concerns. To request a mentor, please call (603) 862-3823.
Campus Groups and Workshops
Local Support Groups
UNH does not have any AA or NA meetings on campus. However, there are groups available in Durham and the seacoast community. Please refer to the AA and NA Web sites for meetings in your area:
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.
- Young People's AA Meeting, Fridays, 12 noon - 1:00 p.m., Durham Community Church
- New Hampshire A.A. Hotline (800) 593-3330
- New Hampshire A.A. Meeting List
The name “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.
Learn More About 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:
- Do you occasionally drink heavily after a disappointment, a quarrel, or when the boss gives you a hard time?
- When you have trouble or feel under pressure, do you always drink more heavily than usual?
- Have you noticed that you are able to handle more alcohol than you did when you were first drinking?
- 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"?
- When drinking with other people, do you try to have a few extra drinks when others will not know it?
- Are there certain occasions when you feel uncomfortable if alcohol is not available?
- 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?
- Do you sometimes feel a little guilty about your drinking?
- Are you secretly irritated when your family or friends discuss your drinking?
- Have you recently noticed an increase in the frequency of your memory blackouts?
- Do you find that you wish to continue drinking after your friends say they have had enough?
- Do you usually have a reason for the occasions when you drink heavily?
- When you are sober, do you often regret things you have done or said while drinking?
- Have you tried switching brands or following different plans for controlling your drinking?
- Have you often failed to keep the promises you have made to yourself about controlling or cutting down on your drinking?
- Have you tried to control your drinking by making a change in jobs, or moving to a new location?
- Do you try to avoid family or close friends while you are drinking?
- Are you have an increasing number of financial and work problems?
- Do more people seem to be treating you unfairly without good reason?
- Do you eat very little or irregularly when you are drinking?
- Do you sometimes have the "shakes" in the morning and find that it helps to have a little drink?
- Have you recently noticed that you cannot drink as much as you once did?
- Do you sometimes stay drunk for several days at a time?
- Do you sometimes feel very depressed and wonder whether life is worth living?
- Sometimes after periods of drinking, do you see or hear things that aren't even there?
- 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).
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