College is a time when many people can develop unhealthy relationships with alcohol and other substances, and it’s important to keep a clear view of the impacts and warning signs of substance abuse. Below are some resources to help educate, explore recovery, and reduce risk of harm if you choose to use alcohol, cannabis, or other drugs while on campus.
Questioning whether you have a healthy relationship with alcohol? Explore these resources to learn more about the impacts of alcohol and tips for how to consume in less risky ways.
Student’s Guide to Drinking Responsibly in College
Learn what responsible drinking looks like in college, how to stay safe in situations where alcohol is involved, and know when to get help.
What is a standard drink?
This is a helpful resource to learn about what equals one standard drink size, which can help reduce risk of harm.
If you’re struggling with alcohol use or addiction, use this free resource to help connect with others and start taking steps toward sobriety.
AlcoDroid Alcohol Tracker: This app can estimate one’s blood alcohol content. Available for download free on Google Play.
DrinkControl: Alcohol Tracker: Another alcohol tracker. Available for download free on the Apple App Store.
Understanding more about cannabis and identifying resources can help people cut back or quit, make informed decisions, and lead a healthy lifestyle.
The 12 Questions
Twelve questions from Marijuana Anonymous to help you figure out if cannabis is becoming a problem in your life.
Drug Facts: Marijuana
Science-based information on cannabis, including the impact of cannabis use.
eCHECKUP TO GO Cannabis
A brief, anonymous assessment to learn more about your individual cannabis use and how it compares to other students.
Marijuana on Campus
Information on cannabis use on college campuses and things to consider as a college student if you choose to use.
A complete guide for cannabis users who want to take a tolerance break or stop using, including a self-assessment and daily programs to support making a change.
Educating yourself about drugs can help you reflect on the role that you may or may not want substances to play in your life. Learn more about related risks and resources available to support students who want to make changes or stop using drugs.
Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction
Information on treatment approaches that are available to help individuals with substance use disorders.
Some students identify that substance use has become an issue in their life and decide that living a sober lifestyle better aligns with their goals. Check out these resources and apps to start exploring recovery.
Roads to Recovery
This local nonprofit agency partners with the University of Lynchburg for substance abuse services and hosts a variety of treatment and counseling programs.
What is Addiction?
A resource to help understand the difference between use and addiction, statistics on addiction, and the costs of substance use.
An online magazine for college students with articles and resources on substance use, recovery, and well-being.
RecoveryBox: Sobriety toolset with goal setting, daily reflections, accountability tools, trigger tracking, and rewards for reaching achievements. Available for download free on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
12 Steps AA Companion: A companion to Alcoholics Anonymous, including Big Book reader, search tool, sobriety calculator, notes, and an AA contacts database. Available for download for $2.99 on the Apple App Store and for $1.99 on Google Play.