The University Health Center is committed to providing reliable resources to the community. Below is a list of resources available to students, staff, and anyone interested in recovery. If you have questions, please email Madeleine Moore, the Substance Use and Harm Reduction Coordinator in HPWS, at           

Recovery Brunch

First Friday of every month from 11am-12pm
Wellness and Recovery Drop-In Space
University Health Center

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Terps for Recovery Weekly Meetings

Mondays, 5pm-6pm

Stamp Student Union, Nanticoke Room (Crossland Room on 2/26)

Please note: this group is student-focused, and faculty/staff should refrain from joining this group. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to attend!

Terps for Recovery

Terps for Recovery (TFR) is a student organization that works closely with the University Health Center staff. The students in TFR seek to provide a supportive atmosphere on campus for students who are in recovery, or wish to recover, from an addiction, persons who are affected by another person’s addiction, and all friends of recovery. Recovery is more fun and sustainable when you are part of a recovery community! To learn more about Terps for Recovery, please email Madeleine Moore at

Wellness and Recovery Drop-In Space

The Recovery Lounge (Drop-In Space) is a room available in the Health Center every Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm. Students in recovery can use the area to relax and unwind from their stressors in an undisturbed and substance-free space. The lounge is also home to regular social events hosted by Terps for Recovery, including our monthly Recovery Brunch from 11am-12pm. You can find more information by emailing

Recovery Brunch

Join us each on the first Friday of each month for free brunch, fresh coffee, and the best way to start the day - recovery community!  Recovery Brunches are held in the Wellness and Recovery Drop-In Space on the Ground Floor of the University Health Center from 11am-12pm.  Pop in for a quick bite or for the full hour!  

Fall 2023 Recovery Brunches will be held on October 6, November 3, and December 1, 2023.  For additional information, please email Madeleine Moore at

Harm-Reduction Oriented Recovery Support Group

As long as you are sure that you need to make or maintain some kind of change in your substance use, you’re probably going to find someone in this group you connect with. This group is a choose-your-own-adventure model of recovery. For some, moderation is a gateway to long term abstinence, and for others, abstinence is a gateway to long term moderation. You can find out the current date/time of this group by calling 301-314-8106 during typical business hours or emailing

Consultation and Assessment

Confidential consultation services are provided via phone and in-person meetings, at no charge. We encourage family members, guardians, friends, roommates, faculty and staff to contact SUIT (301-314-8106) to discuss ways to support students with concerning drug and alcohol use. Short-term individual counseling is available.

Drug Testing

Drug testing services are available for those individuals who wish to be tested for any reason, including those who are required to be drug tested (by the court system, employers, attorneys, treatment providers, or the Office of Student Conduct).

Substance-Free Housing

In addition to the outpatient and supportive living environments provided by the Haven at College, the University offers a substance-free residence hall (Carroll Hall) in which students commit not to bring substances into the living space. You can find more information at: While this program does not offer support specific to students in recovery, it does present a lower risk housing option for people with well-established recovery.

12-Step Groups

There are two AA meetings on campus, one of which has a very strong student presence. There are also several meetings nearby, listed at The Thursday meeting at 7:30pm in the University Memorial Chapel is primarily composed of students and is an excellent first stop for connecting with other students in recovery on campus, and to learn which area meetings currently have the most vibrant attendance by young people and college students. Nearby meetings in St. Andrew’s Church at 4512 College Ave. often have a strong student presence.

Counseling Center

While they do not offer programming specific to students facing problematic substance use, they are a good resource for students whose primary concern is mental health oriented, rather than substance use oriented. The Counseling Center is located in 1101 Shoemaker Building and is available to students 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, and during the fall and spring semester, it is open until 9 pm from Monday to Thursday.

Terps after Dark

Terps After Dark is an annual 6-week program at the beginning of the school year that consists of late-night, substance-free events. The initiative was driven by studies suggesting that the first six weeks of college predicts the drinking patterns of students across their four years in college. Hence, the University has initiated Terps After Dark to promote substance-free entertainment to students. Events that comprise Terps After Dark include comedy shows at The Stamp Student Union, recreational events at Eppley Recreation Center, bowling at Terp Zone, and more fun activities! A list of Terps After Dark events may be found by visiting