Resources and Links

Resources at Brown

Brown Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 401.863-4111
Emergency response available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click here to find out what happens when you call EMS.

Dean of Chemical Dependency, Kathleen McSharry 401.863-2536
The Dean of Chemical Dependency provides comprehensive academic and social support in non-clinical settings for Brown students, faculty and staff affected by alcohol or drug abuse. You can contact her by email at Kathleen_McSharry@brown.edu.

Health Education 401.863-2794     
If you are concerned about your own use of alcohol or other drugs or a friend’s use, you can have a free, confidential appointment at Health Education. Our focus is harm reduction, not abstinence, and we will work with you on the changes you choose to make. Located on the third floor of Health Services.

Health Services 401.863-3953  
Confidential walk-in or appointment health care for Brown students. Located at the corner of Brown and Charlesfield streets.

Early Sobriety Group
A group for Brown students in recovery. The group’s aim is to help students develop the social supports necessary for sustained recovery.

Psychological Services 401.863-3476 
Confidential appointments for alcohol or drug concerns and for adult children of alcoholics (ACOA). Located on the fifth floor of J. Walter Wilson.

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Resources in Providence

Alcoholics Anonymous
Confidential and anonymous twelve-step recovery program for people with drinking problems. Meetings near Brown: 5:00pm Mondays and 5:30pm Thursdays in the Common Room of Alumnae Hall. For more meetings and information, go to the AA web site. Some groups listed are specifically for young people.

Marijuana Anonymous
MA uses the basic 12-step recovery program for people who are addicted to marijuana. Online groups are available, as well as publications, frequently asked questions and 12 questions to determine if marijuana is a problem in your life. The literature section has stories by teens, help for loved ones of marijuana addicts, and the dangers of cross addiction.

Narcotics Anonymous
Confidential and anonymous twelve-step recovery program for people with drug problems. Meeting near Brown: 7:30pm Thursdays, Commons Room of Alumnae Hall. For more meetings and information, call the number above or go to their website.

Al-Anon/Alateen 
Confidential and anonymous twelve-step program for friends and family members of people with drinking problems. Some groups are specifically for adult children of alcoholics (ACOA). Al-Anon meetings near Brown: noon Tuesdays and Thursdays at St. Stephen's Church Parish House (on George Street between Brown and Thayer). For online Al-Anon groups follow this link. For other meetings in Rhode Island, click here.

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General Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Links

National Institute of Drug Abuse 
NIDA provides research reports, answers commonly-asked questions and gives related links.

MEDLINEplus Health Information  
This site will give you links to drug facts, prevention and screening, research, treatment and statistics. Information available in Spanish.

DanceSafe 
DanceSafe is a harm-reduction web site centered on drugs found in nightclubs and raves. The site offers drug information, a risk assessment, ecstasy testing kits and e-news.

National Institutes of Health Club Drugs Site
Provides trends and statistics, research reports and health information on club drugs.

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Alcohol Links

e-CHUG  
e-CHUG is a free, anonymous assessment tool that provides individualized feedback on the role alcohol is playing in your life. You can also see how your use compares with other college students. If you would like to talk to someone about your use, you can call Health Education at 401.863-2794 for a confidential appointment.

The Blood Alcohol Educator  
Learn how gender, body weight, food and how fast you drink can affect your blood alcohol concentration. This is an interactive tool that shows you how much alcohol is in different drinks and how your BAC would compare to male and female friends.

College Drinking: Changing the Culture  
Click on the section for students to find out about myths and facts, take an interactive tour of the flow of alcohol through the body or learn about alcohol poisoning. You can use the Calorie Counter to learn about the number of calories in different drinks and you can send an eCard to someone who's drinking worries you.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism  
NIAAA publishes research on many aspects of alcohol, answers frequently asked questions and provides pamphlets and brochures. The research papers and reports can be downloaded.

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Tobacco Links

Trytostop.org  
An online, interactive quit site developed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The Quit Wizard will help you assess your risk factors, set a quit date and keep you smoke free. Other features include success stories, expert advice and a bulletin board. There are many language options including Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Hatian-Creole, Russian and Portuguese.

WebMD's Smoking Cessation Center  
This site allows you to set goals, design your own personalized quit plan, find out about nicotine replacement therapy and read up on quitting options. There is a smoking cessation support group and articles on the latest news, like facts about nicotine water.

Quitnet 
Run by Boston University, Quitnet offers quitting guides, personalized quit plans and forums with expert counselors.

Marijuana Links

Busted: America's War on Marijuana  
This PBS Front-line program goes behind the scenes of America's marijuana industry, examining the production, sale and effort to eradicate the use of this drug. Topics include the criminal justice system, marijuana's treatment in popular culture and efforts to prevent use by teenagers. Online features include interviews, video excerpts and health effects of marijuana.

Marijuana Anonymous
MA uses the basic 12-step recovery program for people who are addicted to marijuana. Online groups are available, as well as publications, frequently asked questions and 12 questions to determine if marijuana is a problem in your life. The literature section has stories by teens, help for loved ones of marijuana addicts, and the dangers of cross addiction.

e-TOKE  
e-toke is a free, anonymous assessment tool that provides individualized feedback on the role marijuana is playing in your life. You can also see how your use compares with other college students. If you would like to talk to someone about your use, you can call Health Education at 863-2794 for an appointment.

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Ecstasy Link

National Institute on Drug Abuse 
Provides information on ecstasy addiction, long-term effects and the history of ecstasy.

GHB Link

Project GHB, Inc.  
This educational website provides information on the dangers of GHB, drugs that are similar to GHB and help for addiction.

Inhalant Link

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition  
The FAQ section includes statistics on inhalant use, damage to the body and brain and how to help someone in a crisis. Information is also provided in Spanish.

Rohypnol Links

National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDA drug pages have research reports, statistics and information on addiction.

Center for Substance Abuse Research
This page includes the drug's profile, history, slang terms and research citations.

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Disclaimer: Health Education is part of Health Services at Brown University. Health Education maintains this site as a resource for Brown students. This site is not intended to replace consultation with your medical providers. No site can replace real conversation. Health Education offers no endorsement of and assumes no liability for the currency, accuracy, or availability of the information on the sites we link to or the care provided by the resources listed. Health Services staff are available to treat and give medical advice to Brown University students only. If you are not a Brown student, but are in need of medical assistance please call your own health care provider or in case of an emergency, dial 911. Please contact us if you have comments, questions or suggestions.