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On-Campus Resources

Counseling Services 

University of Tampa Counseling Services provides alcohol and other drug assessments, psychoeducational groups, 1-1 counseling, and referral to treatment as needed. Please contact counselingservices@ut.edu or call (813) 253-6250 to make an appointment. 

12-Step Meetings

On-Campus Alcohol Anonymous (AA) Meetings are hosted by the UT 717 Group and typically meet in person. As part of the Spartan Shield Safety Plan during the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings are currently held every Friday at 7:17 p.m. on Zoom. For login information, please contact the Wellness Center at wellness@ut.edu.

Find a Recovery Meeting Near you 

  • Online resource list on virtual recovery meetings (national or CRC level), social events and staff support events.
  • Students in Recovery Support Group via GroupMe for all students in recovery. This GroupMe group’s purpose is to connect students in recovery across the nation during a time of social distancing. Students in this group can use this group to connect, share information about virtual events and webinars, and more on a mass level. Join the GroupMe chat.
  • Recovery Pen Pal program. Students will complete a survey, and ARHE interns and staff will match students based on their preferences and interests. Students will have the option to send snail mail, use video platforms, or email/call. Anyone interested in participating can fill out the survey for the Pen Pal Program.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Eating Disorders Anonymous
  • Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
  • Codependency Anonymous
  • Sex Addicts Anonymous

Online Resources

Alcohol Addiction Resources

Drug Addiction Resources

Tobacco Information and Cessation

Tobacco, Nicotine and Vaping 21 Law: Purchasing, possessing or using tobacco, nicotine or vapes under the age of 21 is prohibited by law. FDA (2021)

Ready to quit tobacco/e-cigarettes? We are here to help. Virtual cessation is available. Email us at wellness@ut.edu.

Alcohol and Other Drug Resources

Gambling Addiction Resources

The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) is committed to increasing public awareness about problem and compulsive gambling. The FCCG provides referral services and supports residents in need of assistance with a gambling addiction, as well as to professionals and others servicing this population. FCCG provides problem gambling information for college students and loved ones. Please call 888-ADMIT-IT or text (321) 978-0555 for assistance.

Other Addiction Resources

Recovery Resources

Addiction and Recovery Video Resources 

Addiction and Recovery Resources for Support Systems

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University of Tampa Recovery Community (UTRC)

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The University of Tampa (UT) Collegiate Recovery Community (UTRC) is a part of Live Well UT through Wellness Services located on the second floor of the Dickey Health and Wellness Center. This is a new program that started in the fall of 2016 and is slowly evolving. University of Tampa Recovery Community is a safe space for UT students struggling with addiction and substance abuse to come together and support each other.

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Watch Your BAC (Alcohol Education and Awareness)

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Watch your BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) is a harm reduction program that encourages colleges students to lower their risk if they choose to drink alcohol. Areas of alcohol education include: None For the Road; Staying In Your Green Zone (keeping your BAC below a .06); and Standard Drink Equivalents to reduce alcohol related problems.

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Rx Factor (Prescription Drug Education and Awareness)

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The Rx Factor's mission is to educate students at University of Tampa on prescription drug misuse and abuse and medication safety, with the ultimate of enhancing positive coping skills for dealing with the daily stresses of life without misusing and abusing medications. The R goal x Factor regularly collaborates with other organizations to promote a healthy campus environment.

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Students Advocating Gambling Awareness (SAGA)

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Students Advocating Gambling Awareness (SAGA) is dedicated to supporting the UT community affected by problem gambling with mutual support and cultivating healing techniques. SAGA established goals to support the community with problem gambling by offering peer support, intervention, education, mind/body healing techniques, and outreach programs. As an advocating initiative, it is important to continue educating and advocating for research and education to support individuals with problem gambling here at the University of Tampa.

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Breathe-Easy UT (Tobacco Peer Education and Awareness)

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Breathe-Easy UT is the University of Tampa's tobacco/smoking/vaping peer education program. Our mission is to create a tobacco free and breathable atmosphere for all students and faculty. We function to educate students on the dangers of all forms of tobacco use, including e-cigarettes, hookah and vaping, as well as provide resources for students who wish to quit through smoking cessation classes offered through the Dickey Health and Wellness Center.

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DisJointed (Marijuana Education and Awareness)

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DisJointed focuses on teaching students the risks of marijuana including health, cognitive and occupational risks. DisJointed also can be seen describing THC potency in all forms of marijuana including edibles in order to promote awareness of the substance, as well as providing warning signs of overuse and abuse.

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