Alcoholic Support Groups:

  • Alano Club of St. Joseph
    401 S. 11th Street
    St. Joseph, MO
    816-364-9179
    Open meetings are held at noon Monday through Saturday, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.
    Closed meetings are at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday except for Thursday.
  • 510 Group (Non-Smoking)
    3410 Ashland Avenue
    St. Joseph, MO
    Open meetings are held at noon Monday through Friday.
    Closed meetings are held at noon Saturday.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous for Women – Sober Skirts (Non-Smoking)
    Huffman Methodist Church Enrichment Center
    28th and Sacramento
    St. Joseph, MO
    Open meetings are held at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday. Women only.
    Closed meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. Women only.
  • Accent on Sobriety (Non-smoking)
    404 South 8th Street
    St. Joseph, MO
    (816-279-5767)
    Meetings are held at noon and 7:00 p.m. on Sunday through Friday and at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.
  • Sobriety and Beyond
    2210 South Belt Highway
    St. Joseph, MO
    Open meetings are held at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
    Closed meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday and at 8:00 p.m. on Friday.
  • Savannah Bootstraps (Non-smoking)
    511 W. Market Street
    Savannah, MO
    Closed meeting and handicapped accessible.
    Meetings are held at 8 p.m. on Monday, Thursday and Saturdays at the First Christian Church. Thursdays and the first Saturday of the month are the only open meetings.
  • Platte City Solutions Group
    230 Main Street
    Platte City, MO
    816-858-3117
    Meetings are held at the following times in the afternoon:
    Monday 12:00, 6:00, 8:00
    Tuesday 12:00,6:00, 8:00
    Wednesday 6:00, 8:00
    Thursday 12:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00
    Friday 12:00, 6:00, 8:00
    Saturday 10:00, 8:00
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Guide
  • MACRO (Missouri Alliance of Collegiate Recovery Organizations) Additional Resources

REALITY BYTES

Forty-two percent of MWSU students have consumed no alcohol in the past year.
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MWSU PIP Contacts

Primary:
Dr. Brett Bruner
Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students
816-271-5991
bbruner1@missouriwestern.edu

Secondary:
Katie Miron
Director of Counseling
816-271-4327
kmiron@missouriwestern.edu

Risks of College Drinking

  • Nationally
    • Approximately 1,800 college students die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries (including motor vehicle crashes) each year.
    • About 696,000 students are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.
    • Approximately 97,000 students report experiencing alcohol-related sexual assault.
    • About 1 in 4 students report academic consequences from drinking (missed class, performing poorly on exams/papers, lower grades overall.
    • About 20% of college students nationwide meet the criteria for an alcohol use disorder.
  • In Missouri
    • Approximately 25% of Missouri college students meet criteria for binge drinking (4+ drinks in 2 hours for women, 5+ drinks in 2 hours for men) in the past 2 weeks, and 33% meet criteria for binge drinking in the past 30 days.
    • 12% of Missouri college students report being forced, pressured, or coerced into consuming more alcohol than they wanted at least once in the past year.
    • 66% percent of Missouri college students who are under the age of 21 report drinking in the past year and 23% meet criteria for binge drinking in the past two weeks.
    • 16% of Missouri college students report driving after consuming alcohol in the past year.

Risks of common binge drinking of College students

  • Sobering Statistics:
    • According to the Core Institute, an organization that surveys college drinking practices, 300,000 of today’s college students will eventually die of alcohol-related causes such as drunk driving accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, various cancers and heart disease.
    • Almost one-third of college students admit to having missed at least one class because of their alcohol or drug use, and nearly one-quarter of students report bombing a test or project because of the aftereffects of drinking or doing drugs.