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Wellness Center
Hughes hall, Room 105

Pritma "Mickey" Irizarry
Director, Wellness Center

Wellness Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20018-8067

Information about Alcohol and Other Drugs

This page includes information/resources for alcohol and other drugs:

General Facts on Alcohol and Other Drugs



Other Drugs (from National Institute on Drug Abuse):

Online Assessments and Screenings:

Alcohol Edu is an online, personalized screening tool that lets you see how your drinking, family risk and campus norms affect your life and future.


Screening, counseling and treatment:

The Tobacco Cessation Workshop is a free program currently under development, and will be offered to all American University students who would like individual support to quit smoking or chewing tobacco in Fall 2013.

The Alcohol Workshop is an alcohol education program offered to all American University students who would like to explore personal decision making related to alcohol use.

The Marijuana Workshop is a two-session assessment and education program offered to all American University students who would like to examine their use of marijuana to reduce risky behaviors and harmful consequences.

Counseling Center
Mary Graydon, Room 214

Free, confidential services for AU students including:

  • Assessments
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Consultations
  • Referrals for Additional Help
  • Workshops
  • Self-Help Materials

Referrals to Private Care


How to Help a Friend


Sexual Assault Resources

Sexual Assault Resources On Campus

For anytime access to resources on your smartphone, check out this free app: U ASK APP


Support for recovery:

Al-anon (
For friends and family members of problem drinkers. (local chapter website)

Alcohol Anonymous (
(local website)

Narcotics Anonymous (
Free support for remaining drug-free (national website)


National Information and Referral Resources:

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

Information 800-729-6686
Treatment Referral 800-662-4357

National Institutes of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Rethinking Drinking – Concerned about your drinking habits?

National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)