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.

Substance Use and Social Justice  

Stories of recent murders and acts of violence towards people of color have shown a light on the persistent and devastating impacts of systemic racism in our country. At the ATOD Center we have been listening as people of color share their stories and recognize that as a nation, strategies used to address alcohol or drug misuse have created and increased health disparities.

We acknowledge that we have work to do as a Center to create more inclusive prevention and treatment resources, while taking action against systemic racism including removing barriers that prevent students from receiving services on campus. We stand with all of our students of color and promise to continue to engage in anti-racist work.

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.

Social Host Ordinance

Tigers, if you choose to attend an off-campus gathering, remember that the Baltimore County Social Host Policy could impact YOU

The Social Host Policy is intended to provide neighborhoods with a more effective tool to address the problems emanating from loud and unruly house parties. The policy allows police to write civil violations on the spot, similar to a speeding ticket, to the property owners, property managers, management company, occupants and/or tenants when a loud and unruly party takes place.

To determine if you are ever in violation of this policy, review the full details about the policy here

And remember, students who engage in disruptive behavior off campus such as hosting parties will also face disciplinary action from the university. 




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



Contact Information

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Center

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