Substance Use

Substance use is the use of alcohol or other drugs. Not all students choose to use alcohol or other drugs. Students who do choose to use alcohol or other drugs can make smart and informed decisions about substance use and help create a safer campus community for everyone.

AlcoholEdu® for College

The online AlcoholEdu® for College Training helps prevent risky drinking and other drug use on campus. This training is required for new first-year undergraduate and transfer students.

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Alcohol & Cannabis Education Classes

These peer-led classes provide accurate information about alcohol and cannabis use so that students can make informed and intentional decisions about substance use.

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Overdose Prevention Trainings

Learn how to identify an overdose, administer nasal naloxone, and perform rescue breathing at an Overdose Prevention Training.

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Alcohol Education Programs for Student Organizations

Shared expectations around alcohol safety helps create a safer and more inclusive environment for your community. Whether or not members choose to drink, this program will help your group make informed decisions.

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BASICS & Required Appointments

Required appointments are an opportunity to connect with a Wellness Counselor about your substance use in a confidential space.

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Good Samaritan Policy

The Good Samaritan Policy is a BU policy to help make sure all students look out for one another in case of an alcohol or drug emergency.

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Alcohol Task Force

The Alcohol Task Force is a collaborative effort of many BU programs, offices, and departments ro reduce high-risk drinking at BU.

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Recovery from Substance Use

Many students choose not to use alcohol or other drugs. One reason a student may not use alcohol or other drugs is because they are in recovery from substance use.

Collegiate Recovery Program

The Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) is an anonymous supportive community of students in recovery from substance use. Members share the common goals to develop long-term sobriety and not use alcohol or other drugs.

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All-Recovery Meeting for BU Students

Open to all BU students who struggle with addiction, are affected by addiction, or support a recovery lifestyle. All pathways of recovery are embraced here.

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