There are many resources available to UCLA students in recovery! If you know of any resources that should be added to this list, please e-mail

If you are currently experiencing a crisis, please refer to the Student In Crisis page as to who to contact. If you in immediate medical danger, dial 911.



  • UCLA Career Center offers career workshops, counseling and other support
  • The Career Closet is located near campus (900 Hilgard) and offers gently-used professional attire to UCLA students free of charge

Community Service


Financial Resources

Food Services

  • The Community Programs Office Food Closet is located in an unmarked storage room in the Student Activities Center. Any student on campus can anonymously go to the Food Closet to get basic food items. Non-perishable items including canned goods and snacks are available, as well as toiletries and other necessities.
  • 580 Cafe provides free meals and a space to study and hangout for students near the UCLA campus. It is located at 580 Hilgard at St. Alban’s Church, but no church affiliation is required
  • UCLA offers a limited number of meal vouchers to students experiencing economic hardship or food insecurity. Vouchers are distributed on campus


My Sober Roommate allows people in recovery to be connected to other like minded people in the area


  • UCLA Student Legal Services provides confidential legal counseling to all enrolled UCLA students
  • UCLA Office of Ombuds Services provides neutral and confidential assistance to students, staff, faculty, and administrators in resolving complaints, conflicts, and disputes on an informal basis.

Scholarships for Recovering Students


Several scholarships are available specifically to students in recovery. Generally, all that is needed to apply is a 500-1000 word essay. Awards range between $500-$1000. Please visit each site for specific information.

    North Point Recovery Scholarship

    Zelus Recovery Scholarship

    Ashwood Recovery Scholarship

    Denver Recovery Center

    The Watershed Recovery Scholarship

    Social Services

    Student Organizations

    • Bruins 4 Recovery is a student organization at UCLA dedicated to supporting students recovering from addictive behaviors, and their allies, family, and friends.

    Treatment and Support

    • Take a free online screening to determine if your drinking / using habits put you at risk for a a Substance Use Disorder
    • Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator Rehabilitation facilities
    • Connections in Recovery (CiR) refers individuals and families struggling or recovering from addiction to community resources in their area. They offer individual case management and help clients connect to sober companions, treatment programs, addiction support services and more. CiR is not under contract with any specific treatment center and does not take referral fees.
    • Search and read about different recovery options and programs near you
    • The National Treatment Navigator provides a directory of treatment options for Substance use Disorder

    12-Step Recovery

    12-Step Recovery Groups

    12-Step groups are fellowships of people who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from various substances / behaviors.


    • Al-Anon is a fellowship for friends and family of those who struggle with alcohol

    All Drugs Including Alcohol

    Specific Drugs

    Compulsive Behaviors