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FAQ

What is ASAP?

The Alcohol and Substance Awareness Program (ASAP) serves the Barnard Community by providing drug and alcohol education, prevention, and intervention efforts on campus.  Our purpose is to promote the healthy development of students, enabling them to reach their full potential. We aim to encourage students to explore their options and ultimately make choices that are positive for them as individuals.  ASAP is part of the Rosemary Furman Counseling Center.  

What should I expect during my ASAP session?

ASAP staff are invested in who you are and how you are.  Our sessions focus on you and your needs related to alcohol or drug use, as well as any stressors you may have.  ASAP services are non-judgmental, non-labeling and confidential.  The goal of ASAP is to provide a safe and open environment for students to reflect on their use of substances and to reduce high-risk behaviors and harmful consequences related to substance misuse.

Most sessions last about 45 minutes.  Many students choose to attend on-going sessions, while other students attend only one.  Please come to the Rosemary Furman Counseling Center at 100 Hewitt, a few minutes before your session to fill out some paperwork.      

What if my ASAP session is in response to an alcohol or drug policy violation or sanction?

Students referred to ASAP through the conduct process or Responsible Community Action Policy must complete an assessment as determined by the ASAP staff member.  In many cases, this is satisfied through a single session, in some instances, follow up may be required.  The ASAP appointment must be scheduled according to the deadline provided with the referral.  Students who have met with an ASAP staff member in the past benefit from revisiting this service and may also choose to schedule future follow up at their own discretion.  

How do I schedule an ASAP appointment?

To schedule an appointment with a member of the ASAP team, please call the Rosemary Furman Counseling Center at 854-2092, or stop by the Counseling Center at 100 Hewitt.  Make sure to say that you are calling to schedule an ASAP appointment.  

Where is ASAP located?

The ASAP office is in 96 Brooks (first floor), just down the hall from the Counseling Center.  When you arrive for your ASAP session, please check in with the reception at the Rosemary Furman Counseling Center at 100 Hewitt.

How much do the services cost?

All ASAP services are free, for members of the Barnard Community.  

Who will know if I have attended an ASAP appointment?

ASAP services are confidential.  If you are referred to ASAP through another Barnard Office (Res Life, Community Conduct) we will let them know that you attended the appointment, but we will not disclose any content of the session.  If you would like us to collaborate with anyone outside of the ASAP office, just ask and we will discuss confidentiality and consent.