Oregon State University is committed to maintaining an educational environment and workplace free from drugs and alcohol.

The university supports programs for the prevention of abuse of alcohol and controlled substances by university students and employees, as well as assistance programs for those with problems related to controlled substance abuse. We strive to educate the campus community about responsible alcohol and other drug use.

The Joan and Tom Skoro Collegiate Recovery Community

College is a place to live and learn independently.

For some students, this transition involves high-risk drinking and drug use. Other students decide they will abstain from alcohol or other drug use due to addiction. Still others start college life already active in their sobriety. The general lack of understanding about addiction among college students can be stigmatizing. Statements like “Everyone drinks in college” are not uncommon. The early years in college are often dangerous for students who have been in recovery from addiction. Maintaining a lifestyle in recovery may feel at odds with the “typical” college experience.

We’re here to help.

Substance Use Services

Student Health Services
Phone: (541) 737-9355


Watch the Substance Use Services Overview Video


  • Doctoral Student (Counselor Education and Supervision), Oregon State University
  • Masters in Counseling, Oregon State University, 2009
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
  • Master Addiction Counselor, MAC
  • Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor, CADC III
  • National Certified Counselor, NCC


Affiliated with:
Student Health Services

Research/Career Interests:
I have provided treatment health services to the residents of the Willamette Valley and surrounding areas since 1994.

My research and professional interests include successful postsecondary outcomes with first generation college students, the underutilization of healthcare and mental health services by Asian-American cultures and expanding clinical supervision models in the field of substance use disorder treatment with adolescents and transitional age youth.

Personal Interests:
I'm also a writer and pursuer of things that challenge me in positive ways.

When not playing with my ferrets, friends and family, I enjoy the outdoors of the Oregon coast and mountains.