ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG USE | University Benefits | Kent State University


Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States. Over time, excessive alcohol use can lead to numerous health problems, chronic diseases, neurological impairments, and social problems. Alcohol should be consumed in moderation, which equates to two drinks or less per day for men and one drink or less per day for women.

Alcohol and drug addiction is a preventable disease. If you are concerned that you or a family member may have a problem, Kent State can help you to address these concerns. View the resources below, which include alcohol screening opportunities and counseling services offered to Kent State employees, students, and often family members, too. 


The Counseling and Human Development Center offers individual, group, family, couple and child counseling to KSU students, faculty, staff, family and community. The counseling is provided by masters, and doctoral level students preparing for licensure. These students are supervised by a professional licensed counselor.  

Contact: Dr. Jason Miller

Address: 325 White Hall

Phone:  330-672-2208


Eligible:  KSU students, employees and their family and community members

Cost:  Free to KSU students, faculty, staff and family; minimal charge (from $5 - $25 based on income) to community members.

Additional Information:  Call to make an appointment 330-672-2208, or visit the office at 325 White Hall. Counseling provides help for a variety of concerns; alcohol and/or drug concerns, anxiety, anger management, career issues, childhood and/or adolescent issues, depression, gender issues, grief, school problems, self-esteem issues, stress, thoughts of suicide and time management.

Impact Solutions Employee Assistance and Work Life Program-University Benefits

In life, you face a whole range of everyday issues and questions. While managing your work, personal and family needs can become a daily challenge. That's why Kent State University provides the Employee Assistance and Work/Life program through Impact Solutions

The IMPACT program can assist with problems such as stress, anxiety, depression, child management, marital concerns or substance abuse. They can also provide assistance for child or elder care, financial or legal matters. All resources are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. IMPACT services are confidential and provided by credentialed professionals.

IMPACT provides up to six confidential counseling sessions, at no cost. If treatment or services needed go beyond the six sessions, IMPACT will make every effort to transition the client to a provider that participates in their network. 

There are no limitations to telephonic or online resources provided by IMPACT or its comprehensive work/life website. 

Contact:  Impact Solutions

Phone:  800-227-6007


Eligible:  KSU employees and family members

Cost:  N/A

Additional Information:  The username to the site is “kent”.  

You can reach IMPACT directly at 1-800-227-6007,  24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


National Alcohol Screening Day-University Health Services

National Alcohol Screening Day® (NASD) is an annual event that provides information about alcohol and health as well as free, anonymous screening for alcohol-use disorders. The program is designed to provide outreach, screening and education about alcohol’s effects on health for the public. NASD is typically held around the first week in April every year.

Contact: University Health Services

Address: 1500 Eastway Drive, Kent State University, Kent OH, 44242

Phone: 330-672-8266

Website Link

Eligible:  KSU employees, employee dependents, students and community.

Cost:  N/A

Additional Information:  N/A

University Health Services

University Health Services is a full-service primary care medical facility. We can meet the majority of your health care needs including acute problems such as fevers, respiratory illnesses, stomach pains, sprains and strains, skin rashes, and minor emergencies. Appointments in our general medical and women’s health clinic are available for students and employees. Most insurance plans accepted and reasonable self-pay rates are available. 

Contact: University Health Services

Address: 1500 Eastway Drive, Kent State University, Kent OH, 44242

Phone: 330-672-2322

Website: University Health Services

Eligible:  KSU students, KSU employees

Cost:  Costs are dependent on service needed.

Additional Information:  Insurance may be billed for services.