Alcohol & Other Drug Resources

On-Campus Resources

To schedule a free, confidential appointment to discuss substance use, please schedule an “Alcohol and Other Drug- Wellness Meeting (initial)” appointment through the Habif Student Portal.

If you’d like more information about joining the Recovery Group, contact us.

Year One College Behavior Profile​

The Year One College Behavior Profile (Y1CBP) is an evidenced-based, online, brief intervention program designed to reduce high-risk drinking, marijuana use, and related substance use among college students. The Y1CBP can also reinforce low-risk behaviors and reaffirm those who choose to abstain from alcohol and marijuana use.

Students complete the Y1CBP in a confidential platform by indicating their plans for use while in college. Based on student response, the Y1CBP gives students real-time feedback with information about their alcohol and marijuana use including risks, expectancies, perceptions of social norms, along with options for reducing problems and consequences that may be related to their use. The Y1CBP is used at WashU as a pre-matriculation prevention program, required of all entering first-year students to help correct the misconceptions students have about the prevalence of alcohol and marijuana use before they begin their college career at WashU.

Questions about the Y1CBP.

College Behavior Profile

The College Behavior Profile is similar to the Year One College Behavior Profile.  Students can take this assessment at any time to assess their substance use.

Take the self-assessment.

Washington University Recovery Group​

The WashU Recovery Group is open to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in recovery from alcohol and/or drug use. The group is a great opportunity for students to meet others and get support on campus in a private setting. Each semester, the group hosts regular meetings and social events. To learn more about meetings, events, or how you can get involved, you may contact them via email​.

BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening Intervention for College Students)​

BASICS is a two-session intervention program that provides alcohol education and harm reduction techniques through motivational interviewing. Students are referred to the Alcohol and Other Drug Health Educator through emergency incident reports, the Office of Student Conduct, Residential Life, the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, or the WashU Cares Team. The students referred to BASICS may have already experienced negative consequences related to their alcohol use. This intervention is provided to students for free and includes a brief assessment of their current drinking habits. In advance of the meeting, students complete the College Behavior Profile so the results can be reviewed with the Health Educator. Based on the outcomes of the two-session intervention, if the student shows signs of addiction or a more serious mental health concern, the Health Educator will provide a referral to both campus and community resources. These typically include community AA meetings, campus/community Mental Health providers, and/or intensive outpatient treatment or inpatient treatment facilities.

Prescription Drug Safe-Disposal Box

The Washington University Prescription Drug Return box is located in WUPD. Staff, faculty, and students can safely dispose of unused and/or expired medications in a secured and monitored box attached to the wall.

Accepted Items:

  • Prescription Medications (including controlled substances)
  • All over-the-counter medications
  • Pet Medications
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Medicated ointments, lotions, creams and oils
  • Liquid medications in leak-proof containers
  • Homeopathic and herbal remedies
  • Suppositories

Items Not Accepted:

  • Illegal drugs
  • Needles/sharps
  • Syringes with needles
  • Thermometers
  • IV Bags and Tubing
  • Bloody and infectious waste
  • Personal care products
  • Empty containers
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Aerosol cans and containers

Online Resources

Missouri Department of Health

Statewide recovery support resources


Local organization dedicated to preventing the harms of alcohol and other drug use through education, intervention, and advocacy.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration

National directory for treatment referrals and information regarding substance use disorders and mental health issues


TED Talks


Email questions or requests for more information related to a particular resource.