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AI:MS

Addiction Illness : Medical Solutions

Addiction Illness : Medical Solutions began in 1986 when, in light of a tragedy, students asked for a new way to address concerns about alcohol and drugs. Today, professional staff and student-elected peer counselors are available to assist students who experience issues related to addiction.

Contact AI:MS

To contact AI:MS, you may contact any primary care provider in the Student Health Service or any counselor at either the Student Mental Health Service or the Center for Student Wellness.

Student Health Service: 212-305-3400

Student Mental Health Service: 212-496-8491

Center for Student Wellness: 212-304-5560

Or you may email for information at studentwellness@columbia.edu.

About Confidentialty

All contact with AIMS is kept confidential, except in cases of imminent serious risk to individual safety. We strive to be approachable and compassionate. No paperwork is generated, and AIMS cannot refer students for disciplinary action. AIMS is not affiliated in ANY way with Dean’s offices.

Confidentiality is of utmost importance in our services through AIMS. This holds true for all people who approach us, including those seeking help for their friends. The AIMS program was started to offer students an opportunity to address addiction issues without contacting administration or faculty.

Referrals

IN SOME INSTANCES, WHEN NECESSARY, AIMS CAN OFFER REFERRALS FOR ASSESSMENT. Students who are referred for assessment will be given three choices of practitioners, of whom at least one will be off-campus. They will choose a practitioner, contact them, and comply with the practitioner's recommendations. AIMS does not keep any paper trail on the visits, and will not have access to any information exchanged during the visit(s). We feel we have an important role to play for our class and hope that you will approach us with any questions you may encounter, no matter how small or trivial you think they may be. Please feel free to contact us any time either in person, on the phone, or via e-mail.




Quick Links

Heavy social drinkers show brain damage (CNN)

Nicotine addiction

"Study Drugs" @ NIH

NIDA Tobacco Addiction Report

Marijuana Facts

Cocaine: Abuse & Addiction

How to help a friend at risk for suicide

How to help a friend with an eating disorder

Referral Resources

Center for Student Wellness - Wellness counseling

Tobacco Cessation Clinic (@CUMC)

Local Alcoholics Anonymous meetings

Al-Anon

Local Gamblers Anonymous meetings

Overeaters Anonymous

Alice! Health Education & Information




Walk-in Hours:
M-F 10-2
Appointments:
M-Th 9-6; F 9-4

Center for Student Wellness - 107 Bard Hall - 212.304.5564 - studentwellness@columbia.edu

 
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