CHOICES is an alcohol and drug program available to students who are concerned about their own alcohol and/or drug use (including tobacco) or the use of those close to them. It is also utilized in a sanction format for students found in violation of the college's policy regarding alcohol and drugs. CHOICES utilizes a variety of approaches to assist students in gaining a better understanding of their alcohol and drug use through the use of self-exploration and reflection. A licensed substance abuse counselor utilizes guided materials that assists students in furthering their knowledge about alcohol and drugs, with a strong emphasis on self-identifying areas which warrant a need for change. Students are offered additional resources with skills that will support their desire for change.
ARC Program
An intervention program designed for those students who have completed the CHOICES Program and have had another substance abuse related incident on campus. This is a sanction individualized program that helps the student to further explore their decision making while developing effective coping skills to help them to deal with whatever stressors that they are facing. This is not a treatment program but a program designed to offer further support to students who perhaps need the extra support to achieve their goals while on campus.
The ARC program helps the student to look at all areas of their lives and how their decision making is having a negative consequence and help them to work on problem solving which will hopefully help them to make better decisions. Students that are referred to the ARC program have very strict guidelines that they need to follow and if they are not in compliance they may be in jeopardy of being suspended or expelled from campus. Students will have access to counseling if needed and are offered additional resources with skills that will support their desire for change.
Online Self-Assessment Resources
Self-assessments and screening tools are not a substitute for actual professional advice. These tools do NOT provide a diagnosis. Neither Louisburg College nor the suppliers of the self-assessments accept any responsibility for decisions made based upon the use of these tools, nor for the accuracy of information provided by the web sites. Furthermore, such information is not a substitute for appropriate medical or mental health treatment.
These free tests all range from self-diagnostic psychiatric screening tests to academic research projects gathering data online. Other tests are enticements to pay for further services (books or web site memberships) and some are labeled "for entertainment only." Listed below are the free online tests. Each includes feedback about how to interpret results. No personal data is recorded by these sites unless otherwise indicated.
  • Al-Anon: Support and information for friends and family members of individuals dealing with alcohol abuse/addiction. Site provides link to local support.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): Wondering about your drinking? Check out this site.
Anxiety & Stress
  • Anxiety Disorders Association of America: information on anxiety disorders, screening tools, self-help, getting support.
  • Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center of Chapel Hill and Durham: Free anxiety self-help
  • Anxiety Disorders Association of America: information on anxiety disorders, screening tools, self-help, getting support.
  • International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression
  • Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance: information on depression/treatment; includes screenings.
  • National Center for PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder)
Eating Disorders
  • Resources on Eating Disorders: Books, newsletters, links, articles with information on eating disorders; includes a questionnaire, “Do I have an eating disorder?” and advice for family/friends.
  • Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
Faith, Religion and Spirituality
  • ULifeline: Self-Evaluation tool to address depression, anxiety, eating disorders, alcohol and drug use, suicidal thinking; Information on numerous topics related to college students.
  • Psychcentral: mental health network that provides reliable, trusted information and self-help support communities
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill: Provides information on illnesses such as depression & anxiety, medications, and local support groups for patients and their families.
  • Association for Death Education and Counseling –Grief
  • National Students of AMF Support Network (dedicated to supporting college students grieving loss(es)).
Relaxation & Stress
  • Safe Space, Inc.
    Franklin County (919) 497-5444
  • National Sleep Foundation (read about sleep myths and facts, insomnia, drowsy driving and more)