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Alcohol & Other Drugs Information

We look forward to seeing you during 2021 Family Weekend October 1st-3rd!

Substance Use Panel Family Weekend

Friday, October 1st, 11:30am-12:30pm

This panel-style presentation discusses the potential impact of substance use on young adult development and provides information about programming, campus policies, and support resources related to substance use. The panel also addresses the critical ways parents can contribute to their child’s decision-making around these issues. Panelists include the director of the University Counseling Center, the senior director of Residential Education, a wellbeing coordinator from the Center for Student Wellbeing, and two undergraduate student leaders.

The services of the office of Center for Student Wellbeing  include:

  • Wellbeing, academic, and peer coaching
  • Recovery support services
  • Meditation and Yoga
  • Student-led initiatives
  • Skill-building workshops
  • Trainings to identify and respond to student needs
  • Substance use screenings
  • Awareness and prevention programming
  • Referrals

Alcohol & Other Drug Counseling and Services

University Counseling Center (UCC) provides a certified substance abuse therapist, who can help students enter a treatment facility, prepare to return to campus from rehabilitation, or develop relapse prevention plans.  The UCC also provides counseling/therapy.  Cost of services is covered in the undergraduate and graduate students activities fees.

Office of Religious Life

Students can access counseling through their respective campus ministries or the chaplain and assistant chaplain of the university.  No fee involved.

Vanderbilt Medical Center
Most medical insurance will cover some cost, but always check your policy.  The substance abuse therapist at the UCC can assess and refer to this treatment program or a treatment program near home.

12-Step Program
There are several meetings within walking distance to Vanderbilt.  The Friendship House is the AA meeting house (within .5 miles of campus) and is open Sunday – Wednesday 8am-10pm, Thursday 8am-11pm, and Friday/Saturday 8am-Midnight.

VU Alcohol Policy

Vanderbilt’s Alcohol Policy is included in the Vanderbilt Student Handbook.