Drug and Alcohol Prevention
Department of Counseling Services
Counseling Services staff are available for students who are concerned about their own misuse of substances, are in recovery or are an ally (family or friend with an addictive disorder). Talking can help!
Office: Counseling Services
Room: C2101, General Studies Building
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
College Students and Substance Use
Each year an estimated 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle crashes.
Each year an estimated 599,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are unintentionally injured under the influence of alcohol.
Each year an estimated 696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.
Each year an estimated 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape.
What Can You DO?
Join Student's HOPE.
Northeast State's Students HOPE provides a safe place for students in recovery and ally's to support one another and engage in sober activities.
Email hope@NortheastState.edu for more information.
Call the Tennessee REDLINE. It is a free resource providing accurate, up-to-date alcohol, drug, problem gambling, and other addiction information and referrals to all citizens of Tennessee. Resources will be given for the Tri-Cities area. It is coordinated by the Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug & other Addiction Services (TAADAS) and funded by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services.
Learn about ADDICTION
Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict
What You Didn’t Know About Addiction - The Recovery Village
Your Brain on Drugs: Alcohol - AsapSCIENCE
The Effects of Drunk Driving - Christiana Rennie-Varner
For the latest information on the region's efforts to provide substance abuse prevention and treatment, please visit the following links:
If you have a loved one who is at risk of overdosing on an opioid medication, please contact Brianne Dunning at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 423.742.5819 to receive information on naloxone HCI training, an Opioid Overdose Prevention Kit, and referrals for support services. For more information on naloxone HCI, visit
Officers with the Northeast State Police Department, in accordance with TCA § 63-1-152, have been trained to possess and administer naloxone HCI to treat and reduce injuries and fatalities due to opioid-involved overdoses that may occur on a campus site. Emergency notifications can be made directly to Campus Police at 423.677.7927 (emergency cell) or by calling 9-1-1.
Northeast State Community College employees and students are prohibited from engaging in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, use, or being under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol on the College campus, at off-campus facilities owned or controlled by the College, or as a part of College-sponsored activities. All categories of employees and students are subject to this policy and to applicable federal, state, and local laws related to this matter. (NeSCC Policy
05:04:02) For more information, click here.