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Dean of Students

Alcohol and Other Drugs

American University’s Statement of Common Purpose says, “The central commitment of American University is to the development of thoughtful, responsible human beings in the context of a challenging yet supportive academic community.” Survey data collected on campus indicates that students’ alcohol and drug use can have a significant effect on their academic performance and on their living and learning environment.

Interventions that mitigate these negative effects and help students realize their academic potential are closely aligned with the university’s achievement of its educational objectives and its mission.

The university is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe community through education and intervention efforts for alcohol and other drugs.

Understanding Alcohol

Questions about alcohol use or abuse? Concerned about a friend or relative? Just want more information? Contact: Resource Phone Numbers and Links

Questions about alcohol use or abuse? Concerned about a friend or relative? Just want more information?

Contact: Resource Phone Numbers and Links

On Campus  
EMERGENCIES (if calling on campus)  885-3636
Dean of Students  885-3300
Counseling Center 885-3500
Public Safety  885-2527
Student Health Center  885-3380
   
Off Campus  
EMERGENCIES (if calling off campus) 911
Sibley Hospital Emergency Room (202) 537-4080
Suburban Hospital Emergency Room  (301) 896-3880
Treatment  
Suburban Hospital Behavioral Health Services:
The Addiction Treatment Center
(301) 896-2036
Alcoholics Anonymous (202) 966-9115
National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline 1-800-662-HELP
   
Materials  
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (301) 896-2036
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (301) 443-3860
   
Web Sites*

How to Cut Down on Your Drinking
Alcohol Impairment Chart
Alcohol on Campus
Alcohol and Your College Experience


*We have done our best to select interesting and informative links, but we cannot guarantee their content.