Alcohol & Other Drugs Services


The CWC’s Alcohol and Other Drugs Services supports students who want to better understand the impact of substance use on their lives and the lives of those around them. It is our hope that these services will help students explore the source of their substance abuse, change their substance use patterns, and  gain assistance with maintaining their recovery from addiction.

AOD Groups

Success Not Excess

In this group you will discuss your use of alcohol and other drugs in a non-judgmental setting, develop an understanding of drugs of abuse and potential effects, identify warning signs for developing an addiction, and clarify your values.

Recovery Support

This group offers the opportunity to learn how to maintain recovery in college, where there are many potential obstacles and relapse triggers.  Facilitators will emphasize stress reduction and relapse prevention strategies and group members will have an opportunity to learn from the experience, strength, and hope of others.  Anyone at any stage in recovery is welcome.

For more information about these groups, visit our groups listing page.

Cross-Campus Collaborations

This is a two hour seminar put on by the University Police Department that covers the basics of alcohol/drug use. It highlights the consequences and responsibilities from both a legal and social perspective. This seminar includes a discussion of prescription drug use as well.
This is a one hour one-on-one appointment for students who have been referred by the Dean of Students Office as part of UF’s Medical Amnesty Policy. This program is designed to educate students regarding their behavior and choices that led them to need Medical Amnesty at UF.  During their appointment the Medical Amnesty Policy is explained, the student is given an Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), and their individual drinking and substance use habits are reviewed with a counselor.
This ninety minute seminar is designed to provide support for more adaptive decision making related to substance use and to educate on services available to students if they continue to have substance related problems.  CWC offers this program two to three times a semester to 12 students who have had conduct referrals due to alcohol/drug use. This group provides students a forum in which they describe the incident for which they were referred and to receive feedback from counselors and peers regarding their choices.
The Substance Abuse Screening and Intervention Program is to provide students with the opportunity to speak with a mental health counselor to explore the student’s current and past substance abuse, family history of substance abuse, and other factors that may affect their risk of developing a substance use disorder.
The Back on TRAC (BOT) program is voluntary for students facing potential separation from the university due to alcohol/other drug use.  The program emphasizes accountability and personal responsibility while providing on-campus treatment resources, case management, peer-group support and individually tailored treatment plans.  This program is based on the community drug-court model combined with the best practices of Student Affairs and Higher Education.  The program is a minimum of four months and utilizes three phases to focus on specifics competencies.