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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. 450 Brook Street.

Nursing Services   401-863-3953
Nurses are available for phone consultation 24/7.

Student Support Deans, Dean of the Day available at 401-863-3145
Works with students who may be experiencing a wide range of complex or complicated situations that disrupt their potential to thrive at Brown, especially those who need support connecting with a coordinated set of resources or navigating systems. 

Local and National Resources

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

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 www.butler.org.

Live Another Day 
An outreach organization that provides extensive information on mental health and substance use resources for People of Color. They feature a College BIPOC recovery guide as well as a curated list of top-rated rehab centers in Rhode Island

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

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.

General Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs LInks

National Institute of Drug Abuse
NIDA provides research reports, answers commonly-asked questions and gives related links.

MEDLINEplus Health Information
This site will give you links to drug facts, prevention and screening, research, treatment and statistics. Information available in Spanish.

DanceSafe is a harm-reduction web site centered on drugs found in nightclubs and raves. The site offers drug information, a risk assessment, ecstasy testing kits and e-news.

Alcohol Links

e-CHUG is a free, anonymous assessment tool that provides individualized feedback on the role alcohol is playing in your life. You can also see how your use compares with other college students. If you would like to talk to someone about your use, you can call Health Education at 401.863-2794 for a confidential appointment.

The Blood Alcohol Educator
Learn how gender, body weight, food and how fast you drink can affect your blood alcohol concentration. This is an interactive tool that shows you how much alcohol is in different drinks and how your BAC would compare to male and female friends.

College Drinking: Changing the Culture
Click on the section for students to find out about myths and facts, take an interactive tour of the flow of alcohol through the body or learn about alcohol poisoning. You can use the Calorie Counter to learn about the number of calories in different drinks and you can send an eCard to someone who's drinking worries you.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NIAAA publishes research on many aspects of alcohol, answers frequently asked questions and provides pamphlets and brochures. The research papers and reports can be downloaded.

Tobacco Links

An online, interactive quit site developed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The Quit Wizard will help you assess your risk factors, set a quit date and keep you smoke free. Other features include success stories, expert advice and a bulletin board. There are many language options including Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Hatian-Creole, Russian and Portuguese.

WebMD's Smoking Cessation Center
This site allows you to set goals, design your own personalized quit plan, find out about nicotine replacement therapy and read up on quitting options. There is a smoking cessation support group and articles on the latest news, like facts about nicotine water.

Marijuana Links

Marijuana Anonymous
MA uses the basic 12-step recovery program for people who are addicted to marijuana. Online groups are available, as well as publications, frequently asked questions and 12 questions to determine if marijuana is a problem in your life. The literature section has stories by teens, help for loved ones of marijuana addicts, and the dangers of cross addiction.

e-toke is a free, anonymous assessment tool that provides individualized feedback on the role marijuana is playing in your life. You can also see how your use compares with other college students. If you would like to talk to someone about your use, you can call Health Education at 863-2794 for an appointment.

Ecstasy Link

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Provides information on ecstasy addiction, long-term effects and the history of ecstasy.

GHB Link

Project GHB, Inc.
This educational website provides information on the dangers of GHB, drugs that are similar to GHB and help for addiction.

Inhalant Link

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition
The FAQ section includes statistics on inhalant use, damage to the body and brain and how to help someone in a crisis. Information is also provided in Spanish.

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    Health Promotion
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    Health Services
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    Sexual Assault Response Line
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    Counseling & Psychological Services
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