Alcohol & Other Drugs

Alcohol & Other Drugs

GW is committed to equipping students with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed, healthy decisions regarding substance use and to reduce their risk for negative consequences related to substance use.




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AlcoholEdu® is an evidence-based training designed to prevent risky drinking and other drug use on campus and help students better reach their academic, professional and personal goals. All incoming first-year students, transfer students, and second-year residential students must complete AlcohoEdu.

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Intervention & GW's AOD Process

The Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) process is designed to inform students of the potential consequences of hazardous drinking and substance use, as well as assess students behavior relative to use. In conjunction with the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities, the AOD process involves a series of modules and screening tools designed to provide students with pertinent health and safety information, rather than simply being penalized for AOD violations.

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Substance Use Education


Substance use and abuse can have profound effects on physical and mental health, while also impeding life and academic success. At the office of Health Promotion and Education, we are committed to raising awareness on campus and empowering our student base to overcome substance-related issues. 

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Substance Use Recovery Resources at GW

Alcoholics Anonymous DC Meeting List

Browse an assortment of in person or virtual AA meetings in the DC area. 

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Narcotics Anonymous DC Meeting List

Browse an assortment of in person or virtual NA meetings in the DC area. 

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Recovery Clubhouses Near GWU

The Dupont Circle Club (DCC) first opened its doors in November of 1989. Today they provide space for over 90 recovery meetings each week and host eighteen different 12-step fellowships. These meetings bring hundreds of people a week into the rooms of the DCC. The DCC is honored to be part of the recovery community and we exist to help support all those who seek recovery to become more happy, joyous, and free.

Learn more about the DCC

The Club The Westside Club offers a number of services for the recovery community. Books, meetings, special recovery related events, snacks, coffee and fellowship are found here 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

Learn more about the Westside Club

The Triangle Club officially opened its doors on January 1, 1990. Since then, the Triangle Club, supported by membership dues, meeting rent and individual donations, has provided a safe, well-maintained facility where members of the LGBT community can hold meetings and gather in fellowship.

Learn more about the Triangle Club