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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? See the below resources.

Contact: Resource Phone Numbers and Links

On Campus
Emergencies (if calling on campus)
(202) 885-3636
Dean of Students
Counseling Center
Public Safety
Student Health Center
Off Campus
Emergencies (if calling off campus)
Sibley Hospital Emergency Room
Suburban Hospital emergency Room
(301) 896-3880
The Addiction Treatment Center
Alcoholics Anonymous
National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline
National Cearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism