Getting Help



The Personal Counseling Assistance Program (PCAP) is a free and confidential service provided to CPCC students who are facing challenging times. The student and the Counselor work together to discover solutions for problems and create strategies for successfully meeting goals. CPCC provides individual counseling to students with concerns about their use and abuse of substances. You may call your nearest campus to make an appointment with a counselor.


The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides professional counseling and referral to CPCC employees and their family members. For issues of drug and alcohol abuse, short-term counseling is available through this program. If necessary, referrals can be made to private counselors or community agencies. Treatment may also be avaiaible to employees and their family members through their health coverage. All services of the Employee Assistance Program are confidential. Call your EAP any time, day or night, to talk to an experienced counselor at 800-633-3353.You can also access other tools on the McLaughlin Young Associates website.



Other Resources:



Addiction and the Family: Healing and Recovery
Video from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration examines the effect of alcohol abuse and drugs on children in homes with parents or guardians who have addiction problems. Click on the link under “Download Digital Version.”

Parental Alcoholism Carries Risk for Offspring to Develop the Same, Population-Based Study Confirms
Article gives information about the genetic predisposition to alcoholism

Are you in an unhealthy relationship with a person who is abusing alcohol or drugs? Read about patterns and characteristics of codependence. If you identify with any of the characteristics common to codependency, contact a counselor or attend an Al-Anon meeting.

College Students

Youth and College Drinking: Breaking the Patterns
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration describes this video: Examines youth and college student abuse of alcohol, illegal drugs, and prescription drugs and the effects of substance abuse on student life and achievements. Discuss contributing factors and the prevention role that parents and schools can play. Click on the link under “Download Digital Version.”

Recovery at Any Age: Young People Can and Do Recover
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration describes this audio recording: Examines substance abuse and youth. Explores factors that can lead to alcohol or drug addiction, how illicit drugs and alcohol can affect their development, and the role of modern technology, such as social media, in treatment and recovery services. Click on the link under “Download Digital Version.”


Recovery and the Military: Treating Veterans and Their Families
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) describes this video: Explores alcohol and drug addiction among veterans, post-traumatic stress disorder and other contributing stressors, and the effect of addiction on families. Discusses addiction treatment issues and the service options available to veterans and their families. Click on the link under “Download Digital Version.”

Veterans Resource Center
CPCC resource that provides counseling services for veterans and their family members



Support Groups

Metrolina Intergroup Association
Find information on local Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Information for NC/SC Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

Information for Narcotics Anonymous, a 12-Step Recovery program for individuals who want to stop using drugs


Carolina Region of Narcotics Anonymous


Al-Anon provides support to individuals who have been affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use. Find local meetings.

Support Works

One-stop forum for information on finding or forming support groups