Alcohol and Other Drug Resources & Referral Info

Alcohol & Marijuana - When To Be Concerned and What To Do

Check out our brochure for tips on warning signs for alcohol poisoning, when to be concerned with marijuana usage, and what to do:

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In Recovery or Seeking Treatment

On-Campus - Groups

Mindfulness for Healthy Living, Hall Health Mental Health Clinic

Fall Quarter: 10/20 – 12/5/16
Mondays 11AM – 1PM

Designed for people who want to change maladaptive behavior patterns and/or learn to manage stressors and improve life balance. The group sessions will focus primarily on mindfulness, meditation, and yoga practices aimed at learning and practicing skills for healthy everyday living.

Who: Open to ALL UW students
Cost: $57/quarter
Where: University of Washington, Hall Health Center, Mental Health Clinic
Group Facilitators: Ryli Webster, LICSW and Carey DeMartini, LMHC
To register: call (206) 543-5030 to schedule an initial group screening


DBT Skills Group

Mondays 2 – 4PM, Thursdays 1 – 3PM

Come join us to learn how to increase self-awareness, build relationship skills, manage crisis situations, and better control your emotions. Mindfulness is taught every quarter, with Distress Tolerance in the Fall Emotion Regulation in the Winter, and Interpersonal Effectiveness in the Spring.

Ask your provider for a referral to join the DBT Skills Group.

Who: Open to ALL UW students
Cost: FREE
Where: University of Washington, Hall Health Center, Mental Health Clinic
Group Facilitators: Treg Isaacson, MA, LMHC, and Chia-Wen Moon, MA, LMHC
Contact: (206) 685-1011


On-Campus - Individual

Individual Evaluation and/or Counseling, Psychological Services and Training Center
For a substance abuse assessment/evaluation and/or follow-up for those maintaining changes in their substance use (including relapse prevention), contact the Psychological Services and TrainingCenter (“the Clinic”)

For more info on the Clinic:


Individual Alcohol Assessment/Feedback, Hall Health
Students can access the BASICS program through Hall Health at no cost!

For more information:

Off-Campus - Self-Help Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA):

Note:  Although you can search for meetings (and meeting type) anywhere in Seattle, there are three general meetings within blocks of campus:

  • Friday, 6:00 p.m., University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave NE, Rm 139, 98105
  • Saturday, 6:00 p.m., Covenant House at 4525 19th NE
  • Sunday, 7:00 p.m. University Christian Church at 4731 15th Ave NE, 98105

Narcotics Anonymous (NA):
As with AA, you can search for meetings (and meeting type) anywhere in Seattle.


Off-Campus - Treatment (Outpatient and/or Inpatient)

SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator:
Use this portal to find any specific treatment needs or requests, and sort by a range of variables (including distance from campus by searching with UW’s 98195 zip code)

Washington Recovery Help Line: a 24-hour help for substance abuse, problem gambling, and mental health 1.866.789.1511 |

Additional Resources

On-Campus Resources

Marijuana-specific resources:

Watch a short video of Dr. Jason Kilmer answer some common questions about marijuana:

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has published the latest research and evidence about marijuana and it's impacts on health:

Hall Health Resource and Information on Marijuana:

On Campus Resources:

Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors (CSHRB)

CSHRB's mission is to eradicate the harm caused by engagement in a variety of health risk behaviors through the development and implementation of novel prevention and treatment approaches.

A review of current projects can be found at


Counseling Center

University of Washington
401 Schmitz, Box 355830
Seattle, WA 98195

  • Counseling is available for students who need to resolve personal issues and to cope with stressors before they lead to the abuse of alcohol and other drugs.
  • Referrals are made for those students who are in need of long-term treatment.

Hall Health Primary Care Center

University of Washington
East Stevens Circle
Box 354410
Seattle, WA 98195

  • The Center provides outpatient health and medical care for students enrolled at the University and their families, as well as faculty, staff and the community.
  • One office visit per quarter is free for currently enrolled students; most major medical insurance plans are accepted for care provided to others.
  • The Wellness Resource Center in the Health Education Department provides information, educational materials and workshops on moderate and responsible use of alcohol and other drugs, and tobacco cessation counseling programs.
  • The mental health clinic provides referral for alcohol- and other drug-abuse problems, therapy for a variety of personal concerns, and medications management.

UW CareLink – Faculty & Staff Assistance Program


Off-Campus Resources

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) Clearinghouse

1107 NE 45th St., Suite 120, Seattle, 98105
Tues-Fri, 10-4

  • Resource center serving the residents of Washington state
  • Assistance in prevention & alcohol/drug information programs
  • Free materials for students and the public (brochures, posters, booklets)
  • Video lending library

Learn About Marijuana

Science-based information for the public

Stop Overdose

Crisis Clinic
24-hour toll free number: 866.4CRISIS or 866.427.4747
TTY/TDD number: 206.461.3219

Start Your Recovery

" is built for people in any stage of the recovery journey — so it can be a tool to engage with patients who may be reluctant to seek treatment or to help their family members lend support."

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