Resources for Recovery

The University provides confidential services and resources for community members who experience difficulties related to alcohol and/or drugs. The following on-campus programs are available:

For Students:

First Step at the Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Program Initiatives

3611 Locust Walk, 3rd floor


The First Step Program is a confidential, brief harm-reduction intervention for any student experiencing negative consequences resulting from alcohol or other drug use. Students identify behaviors that lead to these consequences, and learn practical ways to avoid or reduce them in the future.

Counseling and Psychological Services
2nd Floor, 133 S. 36th Street

Counseling and Psychological Services offers a wide range of services, including individual and group counseling and therapy, crisis intervention, structured workshops, psychological testing, medication reviews, and consultation. One or more of our services could be suitable for you. Your first appointment allows us to gather information, get a clear picture of your needs, and make some decisions about the most appropriate course of action. At times, this could involve referring you to some other office on campus or to some other agency or professional who may better serve your needs.

Student Health Services
3535 Market Street
Suite 100

For Faculty and Staff:

Penn Employee Assistance Program
The Penn Employee Assistance Program is a free, confidential one-on-one counseling service provided by the University for Penn faculty and staff and their family members. This program can offer assistance with serious life issues 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 888-321-4433. Services are available at more than 450 locations throughout the Delaware Valley, including an office on campus at 3535 Market Street.

For Everyone:

Philadelphia Alcoholics Anonymous
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