Get Help & Support

How does your alcohol or drug use impact your academic, personal, and social life? What aspects of your current use may be high-risk and how can you reduce the harms associated with your use. Are you concerned about a friend’s substance use? We can help.


AODS is committed to continuing to support students during the COVID‑19 pandemic.

Online screening tools for alcohol and cannabis continue to be available. In lieu of in-person substance use assessments and BASICS appointments, AODS staff will facilitate these meetings virtually using Zoom. If you're interested in participating in AA meetings virtually, visit http://aa-intergroup.org to learn more.

If you need help or support during this time, please email aods‑appointments@mit.edu or call 617-258-6499 and leave a voicemail.



Online Screening


Alcohol and Cannabis Self-Assessment Tools

These confidential online tools will provide you with personalized feedback about your drinking and/or cannabis use patterns, specific health and personal consequences, unique personal and family risk factors, and campus and community support services. The program takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

In-Person Screening


BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students)

A 2-session program that walks you through conversations that illuminate your social habits and patterns, such as:

  • your relationships with friends
  • how your social behaviors compare with other MIT students
  • what role your alcohol use plays within these contexts

This is a private, non-judgmental conversation that emphasizes your health and safety. You will not get in trouble for underage alcohol use or illegal drug use. You can decide what, if anything, you’d like to change, and we'll help you develop a plan to meet your goals.

Schedule an appointment: https://studentlife.mit.edu/aods-appointments

Self-Help


Alcohol and Narcotics Anonymous

  • Meetings based on a 12-step model that promotes sobriety from alcohol and other drugs
  • Meetings held both on campus and within surrounding community
  • For more information on AA meetings across the greater Boston area: https://aaboston.org/
  • For more information about NA meetings: https://nerna.org/find-a-meeting/

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