Substance Use Risk Reduction
Education and Outreach Programming
The University Counseling Center distributes informational materials and provides educational programming in an effort to increase accurate knowledge about drug and alcohol risks and substance use. The University Counseling Center is committed to culturally relevant discussions about substance use that are free from shame or judgment.
The University Counseling Center works with students navigating substance misuse, substance abuse, or any complicated relationship to substances, to reduce harm and change their behaviors regarding substances of abuse.
One-on-one personal counseling is available to any currently enrolled Loyola undergraduate, graduate and law student. Students may seek counseling for their personal relationship to substances, or for concerns about family, friends, or others who may have a substance use problem. Additionally, please inquire about a counseling group for students centered on substance use harm reduction, which may be offered on a semester basis.
Please contact the UCC at Loyola University (504) 865-3835 to schedule an appointment, or stop by our office on the second floor of the Dana Center.
When a student is in need of substance use counseling or other treatment, the University Counseling Center is available to provide assistance in locating and selecting a mode of treatment that recognizes and responds to the individual needs of that student.
There are a variety of options for substance use treatment, including: outpatient treatment programs, hospital inpatient programs, and support groups. If it is necessary for the student to seek medical withdrawal from the University in order to obtain treatment, the UCC will assist in this process.
If you are a student who is experiencing difficulties related to substance use, or if you are a concerned friend, teammate, family member, or concerned faculty member, call to schedule an appointment (504) 865-3835 or stop by the UCC located in the Danna Student Center on the 2nd floor.
Drugs, Alcohol, and You: Resources to Learn More
How Alcohol Interacts with the Body
Information about Binge Drinking and College Students
National Institute on Drug Abuse: Drug Facts
Information for Friends and Families of Alcoholics or Addicts
Columbia University: Go Ask Alice!
Terms to Use and Avoid when Talking about Addiction
Drug and Alcohol Use: News and Treatment
National Harm Reduction Coalition
Blood Alcohol Content Calculator
Alcohol Screening - how much are you drinking?
Partnership to End Addiction: The Latest News from our Field
Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research Based Guide
Community Meetings (offered in person and virtually)
NA - Narcotics Anonymous New Orleans (12 step meeting)
AA - Alcoholics Anonymous New Orleans (12 step meeting)
Al Anon of New Orleans (for family and friends of individuals with substance use disorders) (12 step meeting)
Harm Reduction or Moderation Based
HAMS: Harm Reduction for Alcohol
We Connect: Online Recovery Support Meetings
Tobacco Resources and Reduction Support
Ochsner Smoking Cessation Services