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Substance Abuse Resources

UTHSC recognizes that drug abuse is a preventable and treatable condition and acknowledges that, as an institution dedicated to healing, the institution has a goal to facilitate prevention activities and provide resources and information regarding treatment options to students who are affected by alcohol and drug abuse issues.

UTHSC strongly encourages all students with drug and/or alcohol abuse problems to seek help voluntarily and favors the earliest possible intervention. UTHSC will make treatment and referral services available to students upon their request. Contact SASSI for more information at 901.448.5056, or visit our website. For more resources, please see below.


#takecare Hotline, Available 24/7

  • 901.448.CARE

Student Academic Support Services and Inclusion (SASSI)

University Health Services (UHS)

  • 901.448.5630- During working hours
  • 901.541.5654- Emergency After hours

Graduate School Mental Health Resources

Treatment Referral Hotline


Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.)

  • Helps individuals with problems controlling how much alcohol they drink, and who wish to stop drinking. Al-Anon supports individuals affected by alcoholic family members or friends.

Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.)

  • Assists individuals who want to stop abusing prescription or illegal drugs. NAR-Anon supports individuals affected by someone using and abusing drugs. T

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

  • Offers veterans and their families support services for addiction: The VA treatment center can have substance abuse disorder (SUD) treatment programs or a VA medical center with mental health specialists. Contact the Veterans Crisis Line at 1.800.273.8255 and press 1, chat online with a VA responder, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Jun 5, 2024