Adult Children of Alcoholics

Adult Children of Alcoholics is an anonymous Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of women and men who grew up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional home. We meet with each other in a mutually respectful, safe environment and acknowledge our common experiences. We discover how childhood affected us in the past and influences us in the present. We take positive action. By practicing the Twelve Steps, focusing on The Solution, and accepting a loving Higher Power of our understanding, we find freedom from the past and a way to improve our lives today.

It is for those individuals who feel that their lives have been affected another individual's alcohol and/or drug problem and are seeking support from their peers. It is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend.

Adult Children of Alcoholics Meetings are on Wednesday every week from 8:30-9:30 p.m. at 711 Michigan Ave (the white house next to Wesley).

Any questions? Please don't hesitate to contact Amanda Bode at or Kiernan Gamel at or call 629-0236.

Students For Recovery

Students For Recovery is a balanced program that helps Albion College students overcome their hurts, hang-ups, and habits. It is a 12 step based support group designed to help those struggling with mental health or substance misuse problems.

Students For Recovery meets weekly on Wednesdays at 711 Michigan Ave. (the white house next to Wesley) from 7-8 p.m. It is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend.

Connect with us on social media to stay up to date with events and meetings!

Follow @BritonRecovery on twitter and Like us on Facebook!

Any questions? Please don't hesitate to contact Amanda Bode at or Kiernan Gamel at or call 629-0236.

Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol/Drug Abuse

Substance Use Disorders (as summarized from DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria)

Dependence- recurrent substance use resulting in at least 3 of the following symptoms in a 12-month period:

  1. Tolerance- a need for increased amounts of a substance to achieve desired effect OR significant decrease in effect using the same amount.
  2. Withdrawal- as shown by the specific symptoms characteristic of a particular substance OR using a substance to avoid or relieve the particular withdrawal symptoms.
  3. The substance is taken in larger amounts or over longer periods of time.
  4. Persistent desire to control the substance use is unsuccessful.
  5. Considerable time is spent associated with the substance, i.e. obtaining, using, etc.
  6. Important social, occupational, or recreational activities are reduced or avoided.
  7. Continued use despite knowledge of having recurrent physical or psychological problems caused by the substance, i.e. depression or ulcer.

Abuse- recurrent substance use resulting in significant impairment or distress expressed by 1 or more of the following in a 12-month period (and the symptoms have never met the criteria for dependence).

  1. Failure to meet obligations at work, school, or home, i.e. repeated absences, expulsion, etc.
  2. Using in hazardous conditions, i.e. while driving.
  3. Legal problems, i.e. arrests.
  4. Continued use despite creation or exacerbation of social or interpersonal problems.

Alcohol and Drug Resources

Fact Sheets

Alcohol Education/Prevention


Internet Resources

Federal Government Agencies and National Organizations

Michigan Organizations

My Student

In order to better assist students who want to know more about alcohol and other drug use, Albion College has purchased services provided by the website, The services and information are CONFIDENTIAL for the users and will provide you with feedback regarding (1) your beliefs about alcohol and other drugs; (2) your personal risks surrounding the use of alcohol and other drugs; (3) your lifestyle in relationship to alcohol and other drug use; (4) the potential consequences, if any, of continuing to maintain your current pattern of behaviors. Additionally, the information offered is related to college student research so that it is useful and helpful for people like you. Skill-building strategies for responsible drinking are provided to guide you in managing your use of alcohol.

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  • Go to
  • Click on unregistered user
  • A reminder that your registration is confidential and the information that you provide in the assessments, other comments and inquiries that you make cannot be accessed by anyone else.
  • For School Code, you will enter: BRITONS
  • For User Name, you will create your own unique name
  • For Password, you will also create your own unique password

After completing this process, you will have access to all the features of

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