Student services and resources concerning alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

Alcohol Free Community

Within the alcohol free community, residents will receive education and peer support for responsible living. Students assigned to this community must be committed to living an alcohol-free lifestyle.

Tigers in Recovery

Tigers in Recovery is the Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) for Towson University. This program is designed to support TU students that are in or seeking recovery from substance abuse disorders. Tigers in Recovery and its programs help students have an authentic college experience while maintaining their recovery.

Harm Reduction Guides

The ATOD Prevention Center offers support guides to help students cut back on their alcohol and/or cannabis use. If you are interested in trying to cut back on your use and are looking for support, consider downloading one of the guides. Prefer to follow the guide in print version? Send us an email at to pick up a guide from the Counseling Center.

One-Less: The One Less Guide helps students who are cutting back on their alcohol use. This guide helps monitor and improve relationships to alcohol over a 2-week period.

T-Break: The T-Break Guide helps students who are cutting back on their cannabis use. This guide helps monitor and improve relationships to cannabis use over 21 days.

E-Check Ups

Get to know your alcohol consumption habits.

Alcohol E-Check Up

Get to know your marijuana consumption habits.

Marijuana E-Check Up

Enforcement and Intervention

For a detailed description of "Alcohol and Other Drugs Programming Efforts," please read the following Biannual Report.

The University Police have also drafted a "Manual of General Directives" that outlines Substance Abuse Codes of Conduct

Here are some other codes, policies, and procedures to know of:

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. 


The Health Center is currently offering individual smoking cessation counseling or smoking cessation products such as nicotine replacement therapy and Chantix.

If you are interested in quitting smoking you may attend one of the cessation classes offered by the Baltimore County Health Department.

On-Campus Services

The Counseling Center provides a variety of counseling services to students and the university community. The Counseling Center can provide:

  • Programs
  • Training
  • Teaching and consultation with students, faculty, and staff.

The center can help students turn difficulties into opportunities for personal growth and improved self-confidence. Services are confidential and there is no fee for most services.

The Health Center’s mission is to enhance students’ ability to participate fully in opportunities for learning and personal development at TU by addressing:

  • Students' immediate health care needs
  • Promoting wellness and responsible health behavior
  • Helping students learn to take an active and proactive role in their own health and health care.

Their goal is to provide accessible, high quality primary care services, including health promotion and education.

The TUPD is located in the Public Safety Building. They respond to emergencies and patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can reach them at:

Emergency phone: 410-704-4444
Business phone: 410-704-2134

Off-Campus Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. 

AA is non-professional, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere.

There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

Find a meeting location near you!

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 43,900 weekly meetings in over 127 countries worldwide.

There are no age or education requirements and most groups are open to anyone!

Find an NA meeting location near you!

SMART Recovery is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group.

Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups.

Find a SMART meeting location near you!

SAMHSA is the leading administrator to compile national research and resources. SAMHSA can help provide information for people looking for: