Alcohol & Other Drugs Information
What Parents Need to Know about Substance Abuse at Vanderbilt:
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
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.
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.
Vanderbilt’s Alcohol Policy is included in the Vanderbilt Student Handbook.
- Parents Notification, Inter-Association Task Force on Alcohol & Other Substance Abuse Issues
- American Council for Drug Education
- Higher Education Center for Alcohol & Drug Prevention;
- Facts on Tap – great information and brochures aimed at college students