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Karen Kirkpatrick
Office Manager

Ph: (540) 464-7667
Fax: (540) 464-7025
Email Cadet Counseling

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Center for Cadet Counseling (CCC)
Virginia Military Institute
VMI Health Center
448 Institute Hill, 2nd Floor
Lexington, VA  24450

Alcohol Assessment and Substance Abuse

The CCC staff provide alcohol assessment and education for cadets. Each assessment is individualized and based on the particular cadet’s needs.

For more information on alcohol use, dependence, and how to identify a problem, visit special topics.

What constitutes dependence or problem use?

Abstinence   Non-Problematic Use
Complete non-use of substance

Use of substance in moderation, appropriate behavior, no harm from use (i.e. blackouts, fights, accidents, academic problems.
Incident Problem Use
An isolated event; a single episode of experiencing a problem or causing harm A pattern of use with negative consequences and multiple incidents; using despite knowledge that use causes harm or contributes to problems; use in situations that are physically dangerous (i.e. driving, swimming); moderation is still possible. 
Periodic loss of control in terms of how much you use and/or behavior surrounding use, substance use despite knowledge that causes problems for the individual, substance use criticized by family and/or friends, moderation becomes difficult or impossible.  

The "self-assessment" has two different assessments that are free and anonymous. After completing the assessment, you may want to discuss the results further. Please contact our office, 540-464-7667, to schedule an appointment. Please note that these assessments are NOT diagnostic tools and are meant to assess the presence and severity of symptoms.