Accessing Care

Resources at Brown

Below you will find Brown University resources for substance use education, support and treatment. 

Resources at Brown

BWell Health Promotion 401.863-2794
BWell provides individual confidential appointments where a Health Educator and the student collaborate to develop a schema about the effects of their substance use. These conversations can be a powerful tool in helping to make informed decisions, reduce harm, prevent  relapse or connect with additional resources. Call 401-863-2794 or request an appointment online.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) 401-863-3476     
Provides treatment for a range of psychological concerns, including drug and alcohol use issues, in confidential setting, and a goal-focused, collaborative framework.

The Dean for Recovery and Substance Free Students 401.863-2536
Brown University is committed to the maintenance of a campus environment that supports all students in achieving their academic goals. To that end, the University dedicates resources to   support students in recovery from addiction and substance use disorders. The Dean for Recovery hosts the Early Sobriety at Brown group for students who are committed to abstinence.

Brown Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 401.863-4111
Emergency medical care available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Signs of when to call EMS include:

  • Loss of consciousness or unresponsiveness
  • Seizures or severe shaking
  • Physical injury
  • Continued vomiting or blood in vomit
  • Slowed or irregular breathing
  • Hypothermia (low body temperature), bluish skin color or paleness

Click here to find out what happens when you call EMS.

Health Services 401.863-3953
Confidential health care for Brown students. 13 Brown Street, across from Keeney Quad.

Nursing Services   401-863-1330
Nurses are available for phone consultation during business hours.

Student Support Deans, Dean of the Day available at 401-863-3145
Seeks to support students who encounter a wide range of issues, connects them to resources that fit their situation, and serves as a sounding board to explore options and develop plans to help them manage the issue and its impact on their time at Brown.



Local and National Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous 401-438-8860
Anonymous twelve-step recovery program. For information and meetings, go to

Butler Hospital 1-800-433-6888 (inside RI) or 1-800-272-9699 (outside RI)
When you or someone you know is ready to commit or re-commit to recovery the patient assessment team at Butler can  assist in finding the right program.  For more information visit

Narcotics Anonymous 866-624-3578
12 step recovery program that focuses on the disease of addiction rather than any particular drug.  Visit to find local meetings or access the helpline information.

The Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Health Care, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH)
This site offers a listing of licensed substance use treatment agencies throughout Rhode Island. List includes agencies licensed to provide detox, residential, outpatient, and medication-assisted treatment services.

Rhode Island’s Hope & Recovery Support Line, 401-942-STOP (7867)
This support line connects people to treatment and recovery services 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year.

SAMHSA's National Helpline  1-800-662-HELP (4357) TTY: 1-800-487-4889 
This Helpline provides 24-hour, free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish.

Allows you to review  local (Providence and Boston area) therapists.  You can filter options by selecting alcohol, substance use or recovery focus.  You can also filter by insurance accepted and schedule a phone consultation to see if it is a right fit.



  • 401.863-2794
    Health Promotion
  • 401.863-3953
    Health Services
  • 401.863-6000
    Sexual Assault Response Line
  • 401.863-4111
  • 401.863-3476
    Counseling & Psychological Services
  • 401.863-4111