Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Hudson Valley Community College is committed to maintaining an environment that fosters academic success and personal well-being for all students.

Abuse of alcohol or other drugs is not only a harmful practice for the user, but interferes with our goal of maintaining a safe environment conducive to learning.

Aside from the potential legal consequences, the health risks and personal costs of alcohol/drug abuse can be quite extensive. For the user, the risks can range from poor academic performance, to death. Likewise, others may be affected, to various degrees, by someone else’s drinking or drug use.

In short, the problem associated with substance abuse are numerous and varied, and can happen to anyone. This page will highlight some important facts students and employees should consider.

Education plays a critical role in preventing substance abuse. Drugs of Abuse, A DEA Resource Guide (PDF), is designed to be a reliable resource on the most commonly abused and misused drugs in the United States. This comprehensive guide provides important information about the harms and consequences of drug use by describing a drug’s effects on the body and mind, overdose potential, origin, legal status and other key facts.

Important Information


Available Resources

In addition to the college’s Health Services and Counseling and Wellness Services, the following is a list of resources that offer assistance with alcohol and/or other substance abuse problems that you may experience either personally or through friendship with someone who experiences problems.

Community Treatment Centers:

Self-Help Groups:

Get in Touch

Health Services

Siek Campus Center, Suite 270

Fax: (518) 629-7471

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Summer 2024 Hours (May 20 - July 26): Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday, Closed