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 email@example.com.
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.
- The UCLA Academic Advancement Program (AAP) provides academic support to students from diverse backgrounds through academic advising, workshops, mentoring, summer bridge programs, and scholarships.
- The Student Retention Center (SRC) has programs to serve historically underserved communities that are faced with low retention and graduation rates by providing a variety of services.
- The Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars provides specialized programs and services for international students on campus.
- The Center for Accessible Education (CAE) provides services and accommodations for students with a verifiable medical disability.
- Academic counseling available to all students though College Academic Counseling (CAC)
- UCLA Study Abroad offers academic programs for students who want to spend a quarter overseas.
- 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
- The UCLA Center for Community Learning works with campus academic departments to provide undergraduates with opportunities to participate in civic engagement through structured academic courses that link theory with practice.
- The UCLA Volunteer Center provides opportunities for students to be of service.
- The UCLA Student Wellness Commission provides services and programs that benefit student's well-being and health. The commission is run mainly by students; apply today!
- UCLA Scholarship Resource Center
- UCLA Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
- List of Scholarships available specifically to UCLA Students
- The UCLA Financial Wellness Program offers workshops and counseling to students to aid them in managing their finances.
- Student Jobs are available through ASUCLA as well in the dining halls.
- 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.
- Los Angeles County Department of Social Services (DPSS) oversees cash assistance, food, health, and job programs for people in need of assistance.
- You can dial 211 on any phone to hear a list of community food banks and local resources.
- 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 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
Nar-Anon is a fellowship for friends and family of those who struggle with substances