Counseling Services provides confidential education and counseling services to students
regarding the harmful effects of abusing alcohol/drugs, and how to enjoy academic
and college life without the use of such substances. Randi Buerlein is our Coordinator
of Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention. Students who are concerned about
their own use of alcohol/drugs, or are worried about a friend's use, should contact
the Center at x7270 and ask to speak with one of our counselors, or with Randi.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Students who wish to begin or continue their recovery
from substance abuse can attend the local AA group on Monday and/or Thursday nights,
8:00p.m. at 401 Virginia Street (Ashland Presbyterian Church, 2 blocks from campus).
For other local AA meetings in the Richmond area, call 804-355-1212.
Narcotics Anonymous: A Narcotics Anonymous meeting is held Friday
nights at 7:30p.m. at St. Ann's Parish Center on 105 Snead Street in Ashland. It
is approximately one mile from campus. Call 804-798-5039 for more information.
Additional substance abuse information and resources can be found at the following
Alcohol Education Resources for R-MC students:
Calculate your BAC (blood
alcohol concentration) levels Determine your BAC based on your weight, sex,
and the amount of alcohol you consume to maintain low-risk behavior drinking habits.
prevention and education. A clearing house of information for students,
parents, higher education administrators and faculty.