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Alcohol & Substance Misuse Prevention



First-year students as well as upperclassman, graduate students, and non-traditional students are at risk for increased alcohol use and misuse during their studies. HPW provides support for those in recovery or those who are substance-free and educates on harm reduction strategies for those who do decide to drink.

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Cannabis is now the second most commonly used drug among college students. HPW engages students in discussion and education around cannabis to empower them to make informed decisions.

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Opioid Overdose Reversal and Prevention

Narcan, a brand of Naloxone, is a prefilled, needle-free device used to reverse the effect of an opioid overdose. If you are a student struggling with opioid use, know you have support and resources.

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Substance Free Living - SEEDS LLC

DePaul is proud to offer a Living Learning Community (LLC) for students who are committed to living a substance-free lifestyle.

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Get Help

Are you starting to question your relationship with alcohol and drugs? Are you concerned about a family member or friend's use? Learn about the resources at DePaul that will be most helpful to you.

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Our Programs

HPW can provide education about alcohol and other drugs in the classroom at an instructor's request. Initiatives such as Alcohol Awareness Days strive to reach the student body as a whole, with programs providing direct education about harm reduction or raising awareness of the impact of substance abuse.

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  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse Hotlines
  • Drug & Alcohol Screenings
  • Substance Abuse Statistics/Data
  • Tobacco Cessation Plan
  • More...

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Quick Contacts

  • DePaul Public Safety (Available 24/7)
    LPC: 7730.325.7777
    Loop: 312.362.8400
  • Chicago Police
    For Emergencies - Call 911
  • AOD Contact
    Office of Health Promotion & Wellness
    Lincoln Park Student Center, Suite 302
    2250 N Sheffield Ave.
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse Action Helpline
  • Dean of Students Contact
    Lincoln Park Student Center, Suite 307
    2250 N. Sheffield Ave.

DePaul University Statement Regarding Alcohol and Other Drugs

The alcohol & substance abuse prevention specialist helps students to make healthy and responsible substance use choices that contribute to wellness and safety, while avoiding harm to self and others. The specialist - in collaboration with campus colleagues - seeks to improve campus safety by promoting more moderate, realistic images of students' behaviors in addition to harm reduction education. The alcohol & substance abuse prevention specialist works with individual students, does outreach and programming for the campus as a whole, and collaborates with community stakeholders.