KNOW the warning signs. KNOW your options; Know how to get help NOW.

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Collin College is committed to providing a healthy, safe, drug-free environment. KNOW NOW is an initiative to educate students about issues related to substance use/abuse and to empower you to make positive choices for your future.

Signs of problem substance use

The 3 Cs of Addiction*:

  1. Cravings
  • Experiencing a strong urge to use or constant thoughts of using
  • Spending a great deal of time in activities necessary to obtain or use alcohol or other drugs
  1. Loss of Control
  • Using more than intended or for longer periods than intended
  • Engaging in unexpected or unplanned behaviors while using
  • Difficulty cutting back or controlling use
  1. Continued use despite negative consequences
  • Recurrent social, financial, legal, or interpersonal problems
  • Continuing to use despite problems in these areas

*Adapted from the American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM5. Washington, D.C: American Psychiatric Association.

The following services are available at Collin College Counseling Services locations below:

  • Assessment and appropriate referral for students concerned about substance use, misuse, or abuse
  • Consultation and/or counseling for enrolled students regarding peers or loved ones with substance use issues
  • Presentations and programming for prevention and education about substance use issues
  • Free online screening tools to help determine whether someone’s use is problematic

  • Outreach events and informational tables that educate students about community resources for treatment including no/low cost treatment options.

Spring Creek Campus –  Rm. D134


Preston Ridge Campus – Founders Rm. 144


Central Park Campus – Rm. B336


Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Thursday  9am-5pm Friday
Evening hours vary. Contact your campus location for details.
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