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Substance Use


The Life Ahead

A judgment-free group discussion co-facilitated by UH Wellness and Cougars in Recovery. This community is for students who are curious about reducing negative impacts related to their substance use but are not currently abstinent.


Brief Alcohol Screening in College Students (BASICS) and Cannabis Screening and Intervention for College Students (CASICS) are one-on-one conversations with a facilitator regarding an individual's alcohol and drug use.

Cougars in Recovery

An on-campus community that provides students in recovery from addiction a safe, supportive, and substance-free environment.

Counseling and Psychological Services

The mental health office that provides University of Houston students with free counseling and referrals to substance use treatment and recovery support groups.

Student Health Center and Campus Pharmacy

The University of Houston department that offers medical care, medications including over-the-counter naloxone, and a prescription drug take back program.

UH Care Team

University of Houston students can submit a report if they are concerned about a student's behavior. This multidisciplinary team of staff members then helps students develop a comprehensive plan of action.

UH Health Family Care Center

A medical clinic located in the Health 2 building that offers primary care, mental health services, and behavioral health services. The UH Health Family Care Center also offers a sliding fee discount program to ensure affordable access to healthcare.


Free Naloxone

Naloxone Texas

A statewide initative that aims to end the state's overdose epidemic through free naloxone distribution and public awareness.


Bay Area Council on Drugs & Alcohol (BACODA)

Nonprofit organization that offers substance abuse counseling, classes, and other recovery services

Hope and Healing Center and Institute (HHCI)

Organization that offers support groups including addiction and mental health support groups in Houston

Substance Anonymous Meeting Locators

Alcoholics Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous

Crystal Meth Anonymous

Marijuana Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous


National Institute on Drug Abuse

Government entity that provides research, online information, and connection to services regarding drug use and addiction

Saying When

Free mobile app that helps users quit or limit their drinking


National nonprofit that works to end the stigma around addiction and connect people to resources and treatment

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Government agency that aims to improve the behavioral health of the nation through programs, research, and tools to find support