Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention and Treatment Services

The University of Nevada, Reno seeks to promote student success and wellness. The University recognizes that students sometimes struggle with issues related to the misuse and abuse of alcohol and other drugs, which can begin to impact their social, academic and personal lives.

The Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention and Treatment offers support to University students facing issues with alcohol and other drug use, misuse and abuse. These services are provided for students seeking personal assistance to overcome their challenges with alcohol and other drugs. The Office offers a number of programs for students enrolled at the University who are seeking assistance with substance abuse. A licensed alcohol and drug counselor is available to provide individual assessment and counseling. All services provided by the office staff are confidential.

To participate in these services, please contact the office at (775) 784-4388. Resources for support and self-help are listed below.

Alcohol and Other Drug Counseling

An Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor is available to students at no coast. These services are provided to assist students in exploring their current substance use and how it is affecting their personal, social, academic and career goals. The services provided by this counselor include drug and alcohol assessments and individual substance abuse counseling sessions.

Underage Drinking Prevention

The staff in the Office of Student Conduct provides alcohol-free programs and activities for students at the University of Nevada, Reno. The goal of these services and programs is to prevent underage drinking; to address violations of the law for being a "Minor in Possession" of alcohol that occur on campus and in the student neighborhoods bordering the University campus; and to promote a campus environment supportive of responsible choices by students for socializing and recreating. If you or an organization you belong to is interested in hosting such a program, please contact Jo Harvey, Program Specialist at charvey@unr.edu.

Be in the Know

Be in the Know is a University wide promotion designed to support student socializing in risk-free ways. The campaign uses a variety of media outlets to provide students with current info regarding social events on and off campus, advice for hosting parties, program-related alcohol-free social events, ways for safely getting home from events and info about how alcohol impacts the body. For more information, visit their website at www.beintheknowtoday.org or download their phone app.

Nevada Recovery and Prevention Community (N-RAP)

N-RAP is a sober community at UNR, which provides support and resources for students who want to live sober, whether they are in recovery from addiction or choosing to abstain for other reasons. N-RAP provides wellness meetings, recovery support, 12-step meetings, healthy living support and a safe place to hang out during classes or for any reason between. For more information, find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NevadaRAP or call them at (775) 784-6224.

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