Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Abuse Prevention Center

Towson University's Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Prevention Center strives to create an environment conducive to academic success and wellness.

Towson University’s Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) Prevention Center strives to create a campus community which encourages responsible decisions related to substance use, in pursuit of the University’s academic mission.  Through the infusion of harm reduction and strength-based approaches we create strategies and interventions to help students navigate the complex situations in which substance use occurs.  By utilizing a comprehensive approach including, peer-education, multi-level prevention programming, and supportive resources, we empower students to make informed decisions related to substance use. 

The ATOD Prevention Center is proud to sponsor and mentor Tigers in Recovery: A collegiate recovery program. This program is designed to support TU students that are in or seeking recovery from substance abuse disorders. 

Take a T Break & One Less Support Groups

This semester we are offering two support groups for students who want to take a break from or reduce their use of cannabis or alcohol. These groups are a great space for students who are thinking about cutting back but are not sure how to start, want to take a brief or extended tolerance break, or have already begun to cut back and are looking for support along the way. Take a T Break (focused on cannabis use) meets weekly on Mondays at 11am. One Less (focused on alcohol use) meets weekly on Fridays at 11am. Both groups will meet in the Counseling Center.

To register in advance or ask questions, contact Zack Hitchens at 



We offer information about services and resources for students, faculty/staff, and parents.



The ATOD Center also offers free educational resources.

Some topics covered include:

Take this free & confidential quiz to assess your drinking patterns.

Alcohol e-CheckUp

Take this free & confidential quiz to assess your marijuana habits.

Marijuana e-CheckUp

Take this free & confidential quiz to evaluate your gambling behavior.

National Council on Problem Gambling Screening Tools

Cannabis on Campus

While Maryland state law now permits limited personal cannabis use for those over the age of 21, federal law prohibits the use of illicit drugs and controlled substances on college campuses. As such, TU policies remain unchanged, and all cannabis products – including recreational and medical marijuana – are not permitted on university grounds. To support student health and safety, TU offers the Responsible Tiger Protocol Amnesty Program. If you or a friend experiences a medical emergency after the consumption of drugs or alcohol, please seek help right away.

Contact Information

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Center

Counseling Center
Ward and West
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.