Addictive Behaviors Resources

On Campus Resources 

Moderation Management (SHS)

Program provided for individual students on addictive behaviors including alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and gambling.

Amanda Hoylman is an SHS staff member on campus. She promotes student health and well-being and is always available to talk about what’s going on in your life. She specializes in healthy alcohol and drug use, with a very person-centered approach to these conversations. She is not a mandatory reporter and can’t mandate you to see outside resources, so you can talk to her about any of your concerns. She can be especially helpful if you are concerned for a friend’s drinking or drug habits.

WashU Recovery Group

  • (314) 935-7386
  • Amanda Hoylman, Substance Abuse Speacialist

The WashU Recovery Group provides a safe place for students in recovery to connect with others with similar experiences on campus. The group provides local resources, support, meetings, and activities. The group is not a recovery program, but iresource that students can add to their support system while attending the university.

Off Campus/Online Resources 


Online behavioral health treatment services locator for persons seeking treatment facilities for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Follows the 12 Step Recovery Program, also coordinates the Bridging the Gap Committee (connects those with interest in AA to current members), group meetings, peer support groups, and sponsors. Nondenominational and non-affiliated.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse – St. Louis Area

A community health agency in eastern Missouri that provides information, intervention, referral to treatment, prevention, and advocacy services.  Website includes self-assessments, educational resources, and information on local treatment options.  Counselors are available by phone or in-office Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM.


A worldwide organization offering a self-help recovery program for families and friends of alcoholics.

Cocaine Anonymous

Follows the 12 Step Recovery Program, group meetings, peer support groups.


Meetings and support groups for (1) compulsive gamblers and (2) family, friends, and loved ones of people with gambling addictions.  Follows the 12 Step Recovery Program

Marijuana Anonymous

Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction.  The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana.  Website includes information on local support groups as well as general information on marijuana addiction.

Bridgeway Behavioral Health

Bridgeway Behavioral Health provides drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs in the St. Louis Metropolitan region. They offer different levels of service, including both inpatient and outpatient services.


  • (314) 535-0413

Periodically hosts substance abuse support groups that are not religious-based (depends on grants). The SPOT does have a counselor who can work with students on a one-on-one basis for substance abuse. Can direct clients to call The SPOT to find out what specific programs they have running at any given time.


Addiction Guide a reliable source on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances. The website provides information on how drugs and alcohol affect the body, how to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse, resources for family/ friends and where to seek effective treatment or other resources for recovering from addiction.

    Addiction Center is a free web information guide that connects addicts and their families with the help they need to put their lives together. Their goal is to help these individuals and loved ones by providing them with information and support on different substances, addictions, and recovery support.

A convenient online guide to help students quit smoking, further understand the effects of smoking, and learn how to support friends who are trying to quit. Also includes links to free downloadable mobile apps such as NCI QuitPal, which was designed by the National Cancer Institute to assist smokers who want to become smoke-free, and to SmokefreeTXT, a mobile text messaging service created for young adults who are trying to quit smoking.


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