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Contact:
Pritma "Mickey" Irizarry
Director, Wellness Center

Hughes hall, Room 105

Health Promotion & Advocacy Center 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016 United States

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Alcohol and Other Drugs Initiatives

HPAC houses the university’s Alcohol and Other Drug Initiatives (AOD) where we provide trauma-informed alcohol and other drug interventions and prevention programming for the campus community.

Philosophy

HPAC & the AOD Initiatives team is committed to providing shame-free, reality-based drug education to the AU community. We commit to provide trauma-informed and student-centered advocacy meetings that consider the student as a whole being and never a singular issue. We understand that addiction is a disease influenced by both environment and biology. We believe in the thriving and recovery of our students and community.

Our Coordinator for Alcohol & Other Drug Interventions provides:

  • 1-on-1 support for students in recovery, interested in recovery, or seeking to minimize or stop drug use
  • Referrals to on-campus resources and off-campus resources related to recovery and support
  • Smoking/ Vaping Cessation Planning
  • Substance misuse prevention training and guest lectures for classes, student organizations & clubs
  • Partnership with clubs/ student organizations focused on substance abuse prevention and recovery

Book an appointment with our Coordinator for Alcohol and Other Drug Initiatives.

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