C.H.O.I.C.E.S at Western

Mission and History

CHOICES stand forCultivating Healthy Opportunities In College Environments. We are the alcohol and substance abuse prevention program at Western. We believe that all students want to succeed academically and fulfill their potential during the college years. When substance abuse gets in the way, it can seriously derail those dreams

Our Goals

  • Provide confidential assessment and counseling for students experiencing problems with any substance use/abuse
  • Provide resources, information and services that will help students make informed and responsible decisions about the use of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Educate students about healthy lifestyle alternatives

The CHOICES office will be closed for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester.  However, our phones and emails remain active and we check them continually during business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm).

During these very challenging times, be assured we are still here to help you. Below are some resources which can help students connect with a variety of virtual 12- step recovery meetings and other resources that have virtual capability. We will update these resources weekly as new, innovative practices are being created every day!!

We are contacting all students who were receiving services and will continue to support all referrals. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Sharon Guck 203 837-8899  opens in a new windowgucks@wcsu.educreate new email

Howard Senior 203 837-8899  opens in a new windowsenior003@wcsu.educreate new email

AA Resources

AA meetings are now being held virtually by many local providers. This link will help provide the most up to date information on meetings near you and their accommodations currently!

Spotify podcasts:

Sober Cast: Unofficial AA Podcast “An AA meeting in a podcast. Sober cast is an (unofficial) Alcoholics Anonymous podcast featuring AA speaker meetings and workshops. This is not a discussion podcast, simply speaker meetings and workshops in podcast format”

The Sober Experiment

“What would it be like to not take that drink? That snort? That pill? That needle? That tenth cookie? What would it be like to be SOBER – uninsulated from the slings and arrows of life’s sometimes excruciating reality? Nan poses the question?

Sober Pod – Recovery Podcast

“Sober pod is a podcast dedicated to the idea that one addict or alcoholic helping another to get and stay sober is an essential ingredient to building a foundation in a life of sobriety. We discuss recovery, sober living, sobriety, and more! Stay sober. Subscribe. Thrive!

Upcoming Events

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Meet Western’s C.H.O.I.C.E.S.

Contact Info & Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Midtown Student Center
Room 211


Meet your C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Team

Sharon Lawler, M.P.H | Coordinator

Stan Watkins, M.S.W | Counselor

Charla Beauvais | Team Member


This is What Addiction Looks Like

Created by Andreas Hykade