Oregon State University is committed to maintaining an educational environment and workplace free from substances  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 use. We strive to educate the campus community about responsible alcohol and other drug use.

The Joan & Tom Skoro Collegiate Recovery Community

College is a place to live and learn independently.

College is a place to live and learn independently. For some students, the transition may involve high-risk drinking or other substance use. Some students decide to abstain from substance use. Reasons may include harm reduction goals, health and wellness, or even recovering from a substance use disorder. Still others, start college life already committed to long-term recovery. There can often be a general lack of understanding about substance use, harm reduction or recovery among college students that can be stigmatizing. The Joan & Tom Skoro Collegiate Recovery Community aims to provide an open environment that works to actively and deliberately increase awareness and decrease stigma, while promoting help-seeking for students at OSU who are seeking recovery support, harm reduction, or struggling with substance use and its potential barriers to academic, social, mental, physical, cultural, spiritual and overall well-being. If you are a student on our campus with questions or looking for support please contact us at [email protected].

We are here for you.

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.