Brown University is committed to the maintenance of a campus environment that ensures the health and well-being of all students, faculty, and staff. To that end, the University dedicates resources to assist Brown community members who are negatively affected by their own or others' substance abuse. Students, faculty, and staff with concerns about alcohol or other drug use are encouraged to contact one or more of the offices listed below for information, support, and/or referral.
Dean for Issues of Chemical Dependency401 863-2536
The Dean for Issues of Chemical Dependency provides comprehensive academic and social support in non-clinical settings for Brown students, faculty, and staff in recovery from chemical dependency. The Dean is available for one-on-one and group consultation for Brown community members who are concerned about their use of drugs and alcohol, who suspect that someone they know has a problem, or who are negatively affected by others' substance abuse. All inquiries are confidential.
Office of Health Education401 863-2794
Brown's Office of Health Education offers individual counseling and referrals, facilitates interactive workshops, and coordinates special events on a wide range of health topics, including alcohol and other drug use.
Office of Psychological Services401 863-3476
Brown's Office of Psychological Services provides crisis intervention and short-term psychotherapy to students. Psychological Services also offers a variety of workshops, support groups, and presentations on mental health issues, including alcohol and drug issues, throughout the year. The Office provides Providence-area referrals to students who need longer-term treatment.
Office of Student Life401 863-3145
The Office of Student Life sponsors programs that enhance the quality of campus life and that support students in living healthy, balanced lives. Student life mental health deans provide support for students who need assistance or advice regarding any personal issue, including those involving alcohol or other drugs. The Director of Disability Support Services is an additional source of support for students in recovery from chemical dependency.
Faculty-Staff Assistance Program401 863-2141
Brown employees who have concerns about their own or a family member's use of alcohol or other drugs may contact Brown's Faculty-Staff Assistance Program for confidential assessment and referral. Eligible faculty and staff may directly access the confidential assessment services of the FSAP by calling the toll free number 1-877-695-2789 and identifying themselves as covered by the Brown contract. Supervisors may also refer employees whose work performance is affected by personal problems or a crisis. In cases where participation in the FSAP is made a condition of continued employment by the supervisor, the course of treatment is still confidential; the supervisor is only informed that the referred employee is making satisfactory progress in the recommended course of treatment.