The Grand Group: Alcohol and Drug Harm Reduction
The Grand Group is an opportunity to explore the impact alcohol and drugs are having in a student's life. The program is offered in two or four hour sessions.
The Recovery Group
The Recovery Group is based on an abstinence model for those who have decided to live a clean, sober life. Students support each other in recovery.
The Bridge Group
The Bridge Group is for those who have decided that alcohol and drug use has interfered with their health and well-being. Students help each other make healthier choices.
Basics is a one-to-one program that helps students look at substance abuse behavior.
For more information about the Grand Group, the Recovery Group, the Bridge Group and BASICS, contact Lisa Arnold, LADC, Substance Abuse Counselor at (203) 254-4166 or email@example.com
Assessment of Substance Use
Because excessive alcohol and/or drug use by college students can become somewhat "normalized," it is often difficult for students to determine if their own substance use is problematic. If you think you may have a problem with alcohol and/or drugs, feel free to complete this self-screening questionnaire. If you would like to schedule a confidential assessment, please call Lisa Arnold, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) at (203) 254-4166.
Dean of Students Referrals
Students who have been referred by the Dean of Students will receive a Substance Use Education or Assessment form which indicates their requirement for the Dean of Students Office. Options include: Substance Abuse Assessment, Choices, BASICS, The Grand Group or The Recovery Group.
e-CHUG is a brief self-assessment that provides you with accurate, detailed, and personalized feedback on your use of alcohol, and specific information and helpful resources in the Fairfield University community. e-Toke is a self-assessment providing feedback about your marijuana use.
For more information contact Lisa Arnold, LADC at (203) 254-4166.
Fairfield Corps is a program dedicated to educating students about healthier choices concerning alcohol use.
Learn about the Red Watch Band program.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Groups on Campus
AA meetings are held on campus several days each week at various locations:
- Wednesday: Noon - Egan Chapel, McGrath Room
- Sunday: 11 a.m. - Canisius Hall, Ground Floor
NA meetings Narcotics Anonymous
Al-Anon and ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Both of these organizations provide information and support resources for those individuals affected by someone else's drinking:
Intensive Substance Abuse Treatment
Call Lisa Arnold at (203) 254-4166 for treatment referrals.