Counseling and Treatment

The Counseling Center has alcohol and other drug information. The Counseling Center and the DPS participate in CHOICE. CHOICE is a coalition of Southwestern students, faculty, administrators, community leaders and agency professionals who are committed to increasing awareness of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, violence and traffic safety problems in higher education.

Southwestern’s Counseling Center sponsors BACCHUS (Boosting Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students) as part of the CHOICE Team. BACCHUS is an international university- based peer education program focusing on alcohol abuse prevention and other student health and safety issues. BACCHUS actively promotes peer education as a useful element of campus health education and wellness efforts and focuses on the development and promotion of healthy lifestyles and appropriate decision-making skills. To join the BACCHUS group or obtain more information, contact 235-2700, ext. 5566 or ext. 5398.

Southwestern’s Counseling Center also provides confidential counseling to assist students, faculty and staff. If requested, counselors will make referrals to professional treatment programs. Substance abuse information is available also through the Disability & Access Center. Counseling services are available at the following campuses:

Counseling Services Numbers

Belleville Campus Sam Wolf Granite City Campus Red Bud Campus
IS Building
618-235-2700, ext. 5206
Room 415
618-931-0600, ext. 7333

All campuses can be reached toll-free at 1-800-222-5131 or from St. Louis at 314-436-3218.
Community support groups are available also.
Group information is available through the
Counseling Center
618-235-2700, ext. 5206 or 5398.