Counseling, Treatment and Rehabilitation

Drug and alcohol counseling, treatment and rehabilitation/re-entry programs for faculty, staff and students are available from a variety of sources. Anyone who recognizes that they have a drug or alcohol problem or is concerned about another student or co-worker may contact the following resources.

Students are encouraged to contact the Whitman College Counseling Center at (509-527-5195) and/or the Whitman College Health Center (509-527-5295) for confidential personal counseling and/or information regarding treatment services and self-help programs related to chemical use and abuse.

Employees have two options for dealing with drug or alcohol abuse. The College contracts with Cigna to provide an employee assistance program which include anonymous, confidential alcohol abuse and/or drug abuse counseling and resource referrals. Also, employees who are enrolled in the College's medical plan are provided with a chemical dependency treatment benefit (including both alcohol and drugs).

Student and Employee Drug and Alcohol Resources in Walla Walla

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international fellowship of people who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem. AA meetings in Walla Walla may be found on several websites including:

https://www.sober.com/meetings/aa

http://www.simeetings.com/LA/WA/WallaWallaMtgs.html

LifeRing

LifeRing is an abstinence-based worldwide network of individuals seeking to live in recovery from addiction to alcohol or to other non-medically prescribed drugs. Founded in 2001, there are now about 150 weekly LifeRing weekly face-to-face meetings throughout the United States as well as dozens of online meetings. In Walla Walla, a LifeRing recovery support group meeting takes place every Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the 3rd floor (Fireplace Room) of the First Congregational Church at 73 S. Palouse. For more information about LifeRing, see: www.lifering.org/. For information about the Walla Walla meeting, email: liferingww@gmail.com.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a nonprofit fellowship or society of people for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. NA meetings in Walla Walla may be found on several websites including:

http://www.bluemtnarea-na.org/meetings

https://www.sober.com/meetings/na

http://www.drugstrategies.org/NA-Meetings/Washington/Walla-Walla/First-Congregational-Church-3199

Serenity Point Counseling Services

Serenity Point Counseling Services is a family owned company, dedicated to serving those with addictions. We believe that alcoholism and drug addiction is a disease. Left untreated, this disease can lead to deterioration in every aspect of your life including work, health and family. If you are ready to say yes to getting the help you need for yourself or for a loved one, we can promise dedicated care and the highest quality of services. To learn more about Serenity Point Counseling Services call 509- 529.6036 or http://serenitypointcounseling.com.

Sober @ Whitman

Sober@Whitman is a confidential group of members of the Whitman community including students, faculty, staff, and local alumni. The group meets weekly to support each other in recovery from addiction(s). If you are an addict or alcoholic working to stay sober, or you want to explore seriously the question of whether or not you have a problem with drugs and/or alcohol, you are welcome to join us. To learn more, email sober@whitman.edu or https://www.whitman.edu/student-life/student-affairs/sober-at-whitman