Alcohol and Other Drug Programs

We’re building an environment that affirms healthy choices.

We are committed to reducing the negative consequences associated with alcohol and other drug use while helping to create a safe and healthy environment for all of our students. We take a comprehensive approach to addressing the dangers of substance misuse both on and off campus and provide the following services:

Boston University students are eligible for free and confidential appointments with our clinicians to explore their use of alcohol or other drugs.

View instructions on how to schedule an appointment.

Wellness & Prevention Services offers support for students in recovery. Boston has a great recovery community including many AA and other 12-step meetings on-and-around the BU campus. Wellness & Prevention Services will help get you connected with counseling, peer support, and sober activities in the Boston area!

Learn more about Recovery at BU.

These 90-minute interactive classes focus on harm-reduction strategies for alcohol and marijuana use and help students reflect on their personal goals.

Learn more about the CHOICES classes.

This evidence-based brief intervention provides students with personalized feedback about their substance use and addresses strategies for reducing negative consequences related to alcohol.

View for instructions on how to schedule.

This 10-minute web-based personalized feedback tool about alcohol helps students analyze their relationship with alcohol. Responses are anonymous and confidential.

Start e-CHECK UP TO GO for Alcohol now.

This brief online personalized feedback tool about marijuana helps students analyze their relationship with marijuana. Responses are anonymous and confidential. It only takes 10 minutes to complete.

Start e-CHECK UP TO GO for Marijuana now.

If you are interested in making changes to your substance use and think a supportive group setting may be right for you, please call (617) 358-3569 to find out more. This student support group meets weekly throughout the academic year.

If you are worried about a Boston University student who may have trouble with their use of a substance, do not worry alone. Please call (617) 353-3569 and request a consultation on how you may be able to best help them or for support around how their use is affecting you. We provide consultations in both English and Spanish.

This is the community-based cornerstone of our strategy to address dangerous alcohol use at Boston University.

Learn more about the Alcohol Task Force at BU.

If you have questions…

  • About a program you are required to complete by Boston University, read more or contact the office you were referred by.
  • About any substance-related services offered through Student Health Services, please call (617) 358-0485.
Please Note: These services are free for eligible students at Boston University and are NOT available to students for the purpose of completing a court-mandated requirement. Paperwork cannot be provided for this purpose.