Substance Use Counseling

Substance use counseling:

  • Involves individual or group counseling specifically focused on substance use issues in a confidential, non-judgmental environment
  • Can be sought by those interested in gaining support for your recovery
  • Assessments can be mandated by various on- or off-campus offices or you may ask for treatment referrals if you wish to complete mandated treatment elsewhere

To get started with substance use counseling, call our office at 252-328-6661 to schedule an appointment with a counselor.

Collegiate Recovery Community

ECU’s Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC), also known as ECU Recovery, is designed to provide educational opportunities, personal development, and social enhancement to your recovery from mind-altering substances and to the allies that support your journey to a better self. The goal of ECU Recovery is to create a welcoming environment for all students of the University and to create a culture within the University that supports abstinence within a model of a recovery-based system of care. Simply put, ECU Recovery values you and supports your individualized needs.

Did You Know?

University Good Samaritan Regulation

  • A tool designed to provide support for those needing medical assistance in an alcohol-related emergency
  • Promotes/encourages Pirates to engage in responsible action, bystander intervention
  • Removes fear of negative consequences by waiving the first alcohol offense through the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (OSRR)
  • Instead of disciplinary action, OSRR will use a more educational approach

How it works:

  • An individual is in need of medical assistance due to possible alcohol poisoning/over intoxication.
  • Student alerts the proper authority (For example: RA, Residence Hall Coordinator, 911 or ECU Police); these individuals will document the occurrence
  • Individuals remain with the person needing medical attention until help arrives
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responds to the individual in need of medical attention
  • Your name must be listed within the documentation acknowledging your assistance in seeking help

Who does this help?

  • Individuals in need of medical assistance due to over intoxication
  • Persons who seek medical assistance, but may also be under the influence of alcohol

Failure to report a serious alcohol emergency will result in more severe consequences through the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (OSRR).