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Substance Use

We recognize that addressing substance use concerns (alcohol, nicotine, and/or other drugs) is crucial for maintaining overall well-being, so we have curated resources available both within the university and throughout the broader community. Whether you're looking for training opportunities, educational materials, or local support services, Hokie Wellness is dedicated to assisting employees in locating a range of resources.

  • Employee Assistance Program is available to employees who are covered by the university’s health insurance. In addition to four free scheduled counseling sessions (including substance use support), all plans offer 24/7 telephone crisis support. Contact information for each plan can be found by calling Hokie Wellness at 540-231-8878 and pressing 2 or visiting
    • 540-231-8878 and press 2
  • Timely Care provides full-time faculty, staff and non-student wage employees with online counseling services (including substance use support), health coaching, self-care resources, and a talk now feature to speak with some whenever you need.
  • SAMHSA's National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. For assistance, call 800-662-HELP (4357).
  • New River Valley Substance Use Disorder Resources (NRVCS) works in partnership with consumers and other community agencies to implement innovative and evidence-based programs and services, including those targeted to assist individuals living with substance use disorders. All of these programs and services are designed to maximize value for both the individual consumer and the community.
  • Community Services Boards (CSBs) in Virginia, are the points of entry for publicly funded mental health, substance use disorder, and developmental services for intellectual disabilities and/or developmental disabilities. Availability of 24/7 crisis support may vary by location.
  • Quit Now Virginia is an evidence-based cessation service for those who want to quit smoking or using smokeless tobacco, nicotine and ENDs. The service offers choices of ways to receive the cessation services, to include planned one-on-one coaching sessions by phone, chat or text, in addition to coach-led group sessions.
  • The National Cancer Institute (NCI) created to help you or someone you care about quit smoking. is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' efforts to reduce smoking rates in the United States.


  • REVIVE! Opioid Overdose Emergency Response Training: REVIVE!, offered through Hokie Wellness, is the Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education (OONE) program for the Commonwealth of Virginia. REVIVE! provides training on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose emergency using naloxone.
  • Recovery Ally Training: The Virginia Tech Recovery Community also offers recovery ally training, an interactive training session on recovery from addiction, ways to eliminate stigma, and how to become a recovery ally.