Community Resources

A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges

This is the landmark report from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). In this report, the Task Force of the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism outlines a series of recommendations for colleges and universities, researchers, and NIAAA. What distinguishes this guidance from others is its firm reliance on scientific evidence and its call for collaboration between academic institutions and researchers.  

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. 

College Drinking Prevention

College Drinking Prevention - Changing the Culture is a one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.

Hazelden 

The leader in alcohol and drug addiction treatment, education and recovery Hazelden touches the lives of people every day. For individuals, families, and communities struggling with addiction to alcohol and other drugs, Hazelden (a nonprofit organization) helps people transform their lives by providing the highest quality treatment and continuing care services, education, research, and publishing products available today.

Learn To Cope

Learn to Cope is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one who is opiate dependent.

Understanding the High-Functioning Alcoholic

Understanding the High-Functioning Alcoholic, by Sarah Allen Benton, is an in-depth exploration of a hidden class of alcoholics. The author challenges the stereotype of the “skid-row” alcoholic by lifting the veil on alcoholics who believe they can hide behind their external successes. The book focuses on recovery and the obstacles that HFAs and all alcoholics face in terms of getting treatment. There is an exploration of the actions that sober HFAs find necessary not only to get sober—but to maintain long-term sobriety and find peace and spirituality within their lives. For more information about functioning alcoholism view this Alcohol Anonymous resource.

CollegeGambling.org 

Developed by the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) as a tool to help current and prospective students, campus administrators, campus health professionals and parents address gambling and gambling-related harms on campus. This site provides resources to help you learn more about this issue and how to get help if you need it. CollegeGambling.org builds on the recommendations of the Task Force on College Gambling Policies, which can provide your school with a roadmap for reducing gambling among students and enabling those who are struggling with addiction to participate more fully in college life. 
 

Sexual Harassment and Assault Resources
 

If you experience sexual assault or other forms of sexual harassment, resources are available to help you. Find all of the information you need at Harvard's Office for Gender Equity website.

The mission of OGE is to promote the compassionate and just treatment of student survivors, their friends, and significant others, foster collaborative relationships between campus and community systems, and affect attitudinal and behavioral changes on campus as we work toward the elimination of sexual violence against all people.

OGE staff members are trained to listen and help, confidentially. OGE strives to provide empathic, supportive services to students of the College who have experienced sexual assault. For 24-hour information and resources, call 617-495-9100.