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Health Education/Resources

College health educators bring the world of health, wellness and disease prevention to life. On our campus, our health educator puts together an array of passive and active programming that focuses on the needs of our students. She is also responsible for helping students complete judicial sanctions for on-campus alcohol and drug violations.

SUNY Potsdam's Health Educator
Bridget Bradish
(315) 267-3676

The possession or use of illegal drugs, or the abuse of those which may otherwise be legally possessed, seriously affects the University environment, as well as the individual potential of our students and staff. The Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act was enacted to ensure that any institution of higher education that receives funds under any federal program has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the use of illicit drugs and abuse of alcohol by students. Required Alcohol & Other Drug Information (PDF)

Orientation 2020

Alcohol and other Drug Education
This short video has resources about alcohol and other drug use among college students, as well as SUNY Potsdam specific data collected in the spring semester of 2019.  Also included in this video are tips for a responsible drinker, how to avoid negative consequences of alcohol and other drug use and a brief description of conduct sanctions involving alcohol or other drugs.

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Who Can Help?

If you think you have a substance use disorder, there is assistance available at 12 Elm Street (St. Lawrence Health System Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Services), which is a short walk from campus. Please call (315) 353-2572 or walk in and they will assist you immediately.


To combat the deadly opiate epidemic, Governor Cuomo requires all NYS colleges to educate their students about opiate use, misuse and abuse. Learn More (PDF)