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:
Counseling Sessions for Alcohol or Drug Use
Boston University students are eligible for free and confidential appointments with our clinicians to explore their use of alcohol or other drugs.
Recovery at Boston University
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!
Alcohol or Marijuana Education Classes
These 90-minute interactive classes focus on harm-reduction strategies for alcohol and marijuana use and help students reflect on their personal goals.
BASICS Brief Alcohol Screening & Intervention for College Students
This evidence-based brief intervention provides students with personalized feedback about their substance use and addresses strategies for reducing negative consequences related to alcohol.
e-CHECK UP TO GO for Alcohol
This 10-minute web-based personalized feedback tool about alcohol helps students analyze their relationship with alcohol. Responses are anonymous and confidential.
e-CHECK UP TO GO for Marijuana
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.
Group Support for Students
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.
Consultations with Staff
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.
Alcohol Task Force at Boston University
This is the community-based cornerstone of our strategy to address dangerous alcohol use at Boston University.
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.