Gordie Center

for Substance Abuse Prevention

Recovery Support

Fall Kick-Off Events -- Free Lunch & Free Coffee!

Come meet and socialize with other Hoos in recovery, and find out about the plans for the group in the fall semester at our Fall 2016 Kick-Off events:

Wednesday, August 24th at 5:30pm--FREE COFFEE and TREATS at Darden's iLab (621 Nash Drive)

Thursday, August 25th from 12-2pm--FREE LUNCH at the Student Health House (506 Valley Road--a short walk from Student Health, which is on the UVA bus system), catered by Take It Away on the Corner

Hoos in Recovery

In Recovery? Considering Recovery? Be part of a support network of recovering students, faculty, and alumni. All with an interest are welcome!  To join the confidential listserv send an email to to with the subject "subscribe hoosinrecovery."  General questions send an email to

Hoos in Recovery Brochure (PDF)

Fall 2016 Meeting Schedule

Food and coffee provided through a grant from the Parents Committee and the Stacie Mathewson Foundation.

Hoos Sober listserv

The ADAPT peer educators coordinate a weekly e-mail to 1,500 subscribers that details activities that are not alcohol-based and that are open to the public.  To subscribe, send an e-mail to to with the subject "subscribe hoos-sober."

DONATE HERE to help us sustain our programs for students in recovery!

Alcoholics Anonymous - Meetings in walking distance of UVA

Information and a listing of meetings close by can be found here.

If you have any questions please call the AA Answering Service at 434.293.6565, go to the Jefferson District Friends of Bill or send an e-mail to

Narcotics Anonymous

Information and a listing of meetings close by can be found here.

For additional information, visit the Piedmont Area of NA Web site or call the Piedmont area phoneline at 434-979-8298.

Al-Anon/Alateen Meetings Near UVA

Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who meet anonymously to share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems; adult children of alcoholics, parents, partners, spouses, co-workers, etc. can all find help in Al-Anon. Al-Anon is a separate fellowship from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Al-Anon is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions adapted from AA.

Find more information here


Treatment for Alcohol Problems: Finding and Getting Help

This webpage from the National Institutes on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism helps individuals and families understand available treatment options, including those that are effective but underutilized.  

Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What To Ask

This webpage from the National Institutes on Drug Abuse offers guidance in seeking drug abuse treatment and lists five questions to ask when searching for a treatment program.

Finding Treatment for Substance Abuse/Addiction

The Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is an on-line source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.  The site is sponsored by the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Self Assessment Tools - If you consume alcoholic beverages, it's important to know whether your drinking patterns are safe, risky or harmful. This screening will take only a few minutes, and will generate personalized results. - This self-screening tool is designed to help adults assess their own drug use, and find out their likely risk level for experiencing negative consequences.