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Drug and Alcohol Resources
Signs of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
- Neglecting responsibilities, such as missing classes or work
- A change in appetite or sleeping patterns
- Putting themselves or others in danger, such as driving under the influence or using dirty needles
- Legal troubles due to substances
- Fighting with friends and family or losing some of their friends
- Unexplained need for money and may borrow or steal to obtain it
- Change in personality or attitude
The RMU Counseling Center is available to meet with students who are concerned about themselves or a friend's alcohol or drug abuse. Counselors can provide referrals and support to students who are struggling with their drug or alcohol use and will help the student connect with local agencies to find the needed resources.
PA Medical Amnesty Law
The Pennsylvania Medical Amnesty Law provides intoxicated minors (Under 21) amnesty if they call emergency responders due to a friend experiencing alcohol poisoning. In order for the student to receive amnesty, they must comply with ALL of the following:
- The student must believe the person they are calling for is in need of immediate medical attention.
- The student must be the first to call the university police at 412-397-2424.
- The student must comply with the police and give their name and the name of their friend.
- Only one person is able to stay with their sick friend and they must remain with the person in need of medical attention until the help is received.
Local Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers
(800) 637-4673 (main) or 412-788-6292 (Robinson location - offering IOP and partial hospitalization)
An evaluator from Greenbriar will come to RMU and provide a free and confidential Drug and Alcohol Assessment to give students options to help them reach their goal of sobriety. Multiple locations in PA offering drug and alcohol treatment services including detox/inpatient (dual diagnosis), partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs (IOP).
(800) 472-1177 (main) or 412-747-0390 (Robinson location - offering individual outpatient therapy, IOP, and partial hospitalization)
Multiple locations in PA offering drug and alcohol treatment services including detox, inpatient (28 days), partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient programs (IOP), and individual outpatient therapy.
Live chat on their website is available Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.
Turtle Creek Valley MH/MR, Inc. - Alternatives
412-351-0222 (option 2 for intake) or 412-381-2100 (office)
Offering dual diagnosis individual and group therapy, intervention groups for parents and teens, intensive outpatient programs, AA meetings, and DUI evaluations. Located in the South Side of Pittsburgh.
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