On-Campus Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings occur on campus during the school year. The schedule is Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm in Sub I, Room 3008. Note: Students interested in observing AA meetings for educational purposes are asked to attend off-campus meetings. See “Off-Campus” Resources.

Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO is a free, online and anonymous assessment that generates personalized feedback about your own patterns, risk, and aspirations/goals.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides short-term counseling to help students address personal or relationship concerns that may be influencing their substance use.

Student Health Services offers a full range of primary and preventive health care services, including testing for sexually transmitted infections. Studies have shown that the more someone drinks, the more likely they will have unprotected sex.

 Off-Campus Resources

 Self-help Support

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) is an anonymous 12-step program for those who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional families.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) AA is a “fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.” 703-876-6166

Al-Anon offers support to friends and family of problem drinkers.; (703) 534-HELP (4357)

Marijuana Anonymous (MA) is “a fellowship of men and women who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction.” (800) 766-6779

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) “is a nonprofit Fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem.” (888) 452-4673 – National Number; (703) 435-1230 – Dulles Corridor

SMART Recovery provides support to individuals who are considering or engaging in abstinence from any type of addictive behavior. (703) 486-0202

Substance Abuse Treatment


Individual clinicians conduct substance abuse assessments and provide treatment in the community. Consult the provider list on your health insurance company’s web site and look for therapists who are Certified Substance Abuse Counselors (CSAC after their name) or Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioners (LSATP).

Private Agencies (in alphabetical order)

Harrison House (Annandale): (703) 256-6474

Inova Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Services (CATS): (703) 776-7771

National Counseling Group (Annandale): (703) 813-5982

Phoenix House (Arlington): (703) 841-0703 Ext. #1

Recovery Center of Northern Virginia (Herndon and Leesburg): (703) 464-5122

Virginia Hospital Center’s Addiction Treatment Programs (Arlington): (703) 558-6451

Public agencies

Arlington County Behavioral Healthcare: (703) 228-4900

Fairfax County Community Services Board: (703)383-8500

Prince William County Community Services: (703) 792-7800


Fairfax Bar Lawyer Referral Services: (703) 246-3780