Alcohol and Substance Abuse


Want to get smarter about alcohol? Concerned about your own drinking? Worried about a friend’s drug use? The Well is a great place to learn about available services and get information about alcohol and other drug use. Please see below for resources and links. For more information or to schedule an educational program for your group, please call the Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator at (804) 828-2086.

Choices is a free, two hour, small group alcohol education class is held regularly at The Well. You can sign up for Choices here. If you have questions about Choices, please call (804) 828-9355.

Want to talk to counselor trained in substance abuse intervention? All VCU students have free access to counselors at University Counseling Services. Call (804) 828-6200 to make an appointment at the Student Commons location, or 828-3964 for the MCV office.

Alcohol and Drug Self-Assessment

For those who wish to examine their relationship with alcohol and other drugs, there is an online assessment tool that is both confidential and anonymous. Log onto the assessment and use the referral code vcurams in order to access it. The assessment is best viewed in Firefox or Internet Explorer.

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Alanon offers support to friends and family of problem drinkers.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous® 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.”

Moderation Management
A recovery program and national support group network for people who have made the healthy decision to reduce their drinking and make positive lifestyle changes.

Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous is a community-based association of recovering drug addicts with meetings available all over the world.

SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training)

SMART provides support to individuals who are considering or engaging in abstinence from any type of addictive behavior.  SMART empowers individuals to develop skills to stop destructive thought patterns, emotions and actions and start living the life they want.

Sober Sources Network
The Sober Source Network is an exhaustive resource and support network for alcoholism and addiction. Resources include links to 12 step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous and alternatives to such programs.

Contact Us

815 S. Cathedral Place
Richmond, VA 23220

Phone: (804) VCU-WELL (828-9355)
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Get Help

VCU Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Services (M-Th 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., F 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

24/7 VA Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 838-8238

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