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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? 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)
(202) 885-3636
Dean of Students
(202)885-3300
Counseling Center
(202)885-3500
Public Safety
(202)885-2527
Student Health Center
(202)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
The Addiction Treatment Center
(301)896-2036
Alcoholics Anonymous
(202)966-9115
National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline
1-800-662-HELP
Materials
National Cearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
(301)896-2036
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
(301)443-3860