S-CAPS Services Offered

Services are free to all currently enrolled Fairleigh Dickinson University students. This includes part-time, full-time, commuter, residential, undergraduate and graduate students.


  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Referrals to other professionals / agencies

Consultation to faculty and staff

Expert assistance and advice is available to staff and faculty concerning issues or problems of a human relations / psychological nature.

Group seminars and workshops

Student Counseling and Psychological Services offers a variety of seminars and workshops that include, but are not limited to: communications skills, relaxation techniques, substance abuse education, anger management, test anxiety, values clarification, time management, personal growth, assertiveness, etc.

Self-help library

There is a lending library of books available on various mental health topics, including many popular self-help titles.

Relaxation Room 

The Relaxation Room contains self-help materials to assist you in developing your own personalized stress management program. In privacy and comfort you may watch videos, listen to cassettes or read books that can help you reduce stress and tension. Information on a variety of wellness and health-related topics is available for use in the room. Enjoy our I-Joy massage chair while exploring our materials in the Relaxation Room, or come just to use the massage chair.

Student advocacy

Student Counseling and Psychological Services can serve as a student advocate and liaison to faculty, staff and administration as the situation warrants. Upon student request, Student Counseling and Psychological Services staff may notify professors and/or administrators regarding special needs/extenuating circumstances.

Training / supervision

Training and supervision are offered to peer counselors, resident assistants, orientation leaders and other student leaders (i.e., student government).

Substance abuse education

Student Counseling and Psychological Services offers information on alcohol and other drugs and their effects on the body as well as training on how to abstain / use responsibly and safely.

Club Drugs: Information You Need to Know

Drug awareness information provided to students of FDU: Know the full potential effects of the chemicals others may offer you. If you have a question regarding Club Drugs and their effects, Please call: Kathy Azzaro 692-2174

MDMA (Ecstasy)

  • MDMA is a stimulant with mild hallucinogenic properties, similar in chemical structure to both (amphetamine) and mescaline.

  • In its most common form, Ecstasy is a small tablet that is impressed with any one of a number of logos. The tablets are marketed in a variety of colors and shapes. Today, the diamond “Mitsubushi” corporate logo is a common design scored into Ecstasy tablets.

  • E, Adam, XTC, X, M, Bean, Roll, Hug Drug

  • Ecstasy is taken orally. Users (claim) Ecstasy provides them with an increased sense of energy and heightened sensory perception to enhance their experience at the “clubs” or “raves.”

  • Some difficulties may include confusion, depression, sleep problems, drug cravings, severe anxiety, restlessness, anxiety and paranoia. Blood pressure and heart rate are also increased. Symptoms include elevated body and temperature reaching up to 106 degrees, loss of appetite, dehydration, muscle tension, involuntary teeth clenching, nausea, blurred vision, fully dilated pupils, rapid eye movement, faintness, and chills or sweating. MDMA causes long-term damage to parts of the brain critical to thought and memory. The duration of short-term effects last up to 4-6 hours.


  • Ketamine is a central nervous system depressant and a rapid-acting general anesthetic.

  • Ketamine is a white crystalline powder that appears similar to cocaine. It can be made into capsules or found in liquid form.

  • Special K, Vitamin K, New Ecstasy, Ketaset0, Ketalar0, Ketaject0, Super-K, Psychedelic Heroine, K, Ket, Kit Kat

  • It is generally snorted, but is sometimes sprinkled on tobacco or marijuana and smoked. In liquid form it can be orally ingested or injected into the bloodstream.

  • As a depressant, this drug produces PCP-like effects, which include mild intoxication, hallucination, delerium, catatonia and/or amnesia. Other effects can include potentially fatal respiratory problems and impaired motor function.


  • GHB is a central nervous system depressant.

  • It can be produced as a clear liquid, white powder, tablet or capsule form. It is colorless, and odorless.

  • Grievous Bodily Harm, G, Liquid Ecstasy, Georgia Home Boy, Gamma-oh, Goop, EZLay

  • It is made clandestinely as a white powder, and reconstituted into a clear liquid. While it is odorless and colorless, GHB creates a bitter taste when ingested orally.

  • As a depressant, the drug decreases the user’s heart rate, blood pressure, and respiratory rate. In combination with other drugs, such as alcohol, it can result in nausea, drowsiness, confusion, vomiting, and difficulty breathing. It causes a reduction in social inhibitions, increases the libido, and can increase aggressive or sexual behavior. GHB may also produce insomnia, anxiety, tremors, and sweating. High doses may result in sleep and eventually coma or death. GHB has been used in cases of sexual assault and rape. The duration of short-term effects last approximately 4-6 hours.


  • Oxycodone is a central nervous system depressant.

  • Oxycodone and its time-released formula, Oxycodone HCI Controlled-Release, comes in tablet form.

  • Oxy, “O.C.” and Killer, Oxycotton, Oxies & OC’s

  • Oxycodone and its time-released formula, Oxycodone HCI Controlled-Release, are distributed in tablet form. Oxycodone HCI Controlled-Release, when misused/abused, is crushed to allow the abuser to snort it; it is also abused by crushing the tablet, mixing in water and injecting it.

  • As a central nervous system depressant, this drug has many possible effects on the body. Effects may include the following: Euphoria, constipation, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, headache, dry mouth, sweating, constricted pupils, itching, red eyes, and sedation. Other effects can include potentially fatal respiratory problems, impaired motor function and ulcers.