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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. 

Referral Information

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.

Additional Resources

Drugs, Alcohol, and You: Resources to Learn More

What is Alcohol Poisoning? 

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

SAMHSA: Find Treatment

Community Meetings (offered in person and virtually)

Abstinence Based

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)

New Orleans Recovery Dharma

BIPOC Only Recovery Dharma

Refuge Recovery

SMART Recovery

Harm Reduction or Moderation Based

Moderation Management

HAMS: Harm Reduction for Alcohol

We Connect: Online Recovery Support Meetings

Tobacco Resources and Reduction Support

Smoking and Health Database

Smoking and Oral Health

Ochsner Smoking Cessation Services