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Mental Health

Student Assistance Program (SAP)

Student Assistance Program (SAP)

WVU’s Student Assistance Program offers an array of services for students with alcohol or other drug concerns, including individual assessment, individual and group counseling, and educational activities. Students who seek our services participate in an evaluation/assessment, which is reviewed by the SAP staff. WVU SAP also helps coordinate Alcoholics Anonymous groups on campus.

Since each individual’s needs are different, a referral may be made to one of the following:

-A Carruth Center psychologist or psychiatrist

-12-Step Programs (Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Al-Anon)

-In-patient hospitalization

Student Assistance Program Referrals/Sanctions

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

The Carruth Center Student Assistance Program coordinates on campus meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous.

When: Sundays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Where: 106 Oglebay Hall (Downtown Campus)

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

The Carruth Center Student Assistance Program coordinates on campus meetings for Narcotics Anonymous. Three meeting options are available at this time:

When: Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

When: Fridays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Where: 123 Health & Education Building (Evansdale Campus)

When: Sundays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Where: 123 Health & Education Building (Evansdale Campus)

New Nar-Anon Family Meetings in Morgantown

Nar-Anon Family Meetings are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by the addiction of someone near to them. Meetings are held on Tuesday nights from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Cheat Lake Community Church, 527 Tyrone Road, Morgantown. For more information: 1-800-477-6291 or visit their website at www.nar-anon.org

Symptoms of a Drinking Problem

- High tolerance – the need to drink more to get drunk

- Getting drunk when you intended to stay sober

- Blackout – the inability to remember what happened while drinking

-Mood swings or personality changes

-Getting drunk frequently

- Inability to consistently control your drinking

- Engaging in illegal behavior while drinking

- School, job, or financial difficulties related to drinking

-Injuring yourself or others while drinking

-Family or social problems caused by drinking

- Hangovers that last longer or are more severe

-Starting the day with a drink (weekends count, too)

-Finding reasons to be in drinking situations

Any one or more of the symptoms listed above may indicate a drinking problem. This is the time to be truthful with yourself about the severity of your problem. Sometimes, the people closest to you recognize your problem but are afraid to talk about it. If someone has talked to you about a possible drinking problem, you have a very strong reason to take an honest look at your drinking habits.

Appointment No Show Policy

If you have an appointment with SAP and do not show up for your scheduled appointment you will be charged $25.00. If you cannot make your scheduled appointment you must cancel and or reschedule at least 24 hours before your appointment or you will be charged $25.00 to your student account.

Student Assistance Program Staff

Missy Pforr, MSW
Program Coordinator and Counselor

John Spraggins, M.S.W. Therapist,
Student Assistance Program Director/Counselor


Visit us at our new location at:

Health and Education Building
390 Birch Street
PO Box 6422
Morgantown, WV 26506-6422