Substance Abuse and Recovery


Our substance abuse and recovery services provide opportunities for students to receive  treatment, support, and education for situations involving alcohol and/or other drug use. We use a comprehensive, community-based approach to engage students in difficult conversations around substance abuse and guide them to appropriate resources both on and off-campus.

It can be easy to fall into an abuse problem when dealing with life stresses or attempting to "fit in". Our office provides short-term counseling to those needing help with substance abuse problems. We also work with recovering students on relapse prevention and on re-entry to the SMU community following treatment.


We meet with students to discuss their use of alcohol or other drugs. We encourage students to look for underlying causes of any problems and seek to help them explore appropriate responses for problem resolution. We also meet with students who are referred by SMU Judicial Affairs for violations of Standards of Conduct or SMU policy regarding alcohol and other drugs.


Working with students, family, friends, faculty and staff, we're available to students struggling with substance use issues and provide them access to appropriate help and/or resources. We work with students who come to us directly as well as with others who may be concerned about a family member, friend or employee.

Are you struggling with alcohol or other drugs and need a change?

The SMU Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) is a group of students seeking freedom from addiction and alcohol/drug dependencies. This group meets regularly to provide support to one another in a judgement-free space. Open to all students, this group strives to build community, help struggling SMU students, and find joy in college life without the need for alcohol and/or other substances.  

Meeting Times:

Male Group:
  • Tuesdays at 5:30pm
  • Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports - Room 104
Female Group
  • Mondays at 5:00pm
  • Location: Please contact Brett Majorie for further information.

Contact Brett Majorie at for more details. 

Here you will find a list of local Dallas Recovery Groups.

Alcohol Recovery

  • Sober Mustangs Support Group (Open 12-step group)
    • Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm
    • Highland Park Methodist Church, Room 213
    • 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75205
  • Upper Room (Open AA Group)
    • Thursdays at 6:00pm
    • Highland Park Methodist Church, Room 385
    • 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75205
  • Cornerstone (AA Group)
    • Call 214-827-3972 for updated schedule
    • 6760 Abrams Road, Suite 215
    • Non-smoking
  • Highland Park Presbyterian Church (AA Group)
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm
    • 3821 University Blvd, West End of Building Basement
  • Preston (AA Group)
    • Call 214-368-8866 for updated schedule
    • 6024 Luther Lane at Preston Center
  • Whiskey and Milk (AA Group)
    • Central Congregational Church
    • 5600 Royal Lane, Dallas, TX 75229
  • For More information

Drug Recovery

  • 4th Dimension (Cocaine Anonymous)
    • Center for Spiritual Development
    • 5324 West Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75220
  • Firing Line (Cocaine Anonymous)
    • Creekside Baptist Church
    • 1105 N. Waterview Drive, Richardson, TX 75080
  • Central Group (Narcotics Anonymous)
    • 8304 Esters Blvd #845, Irving, TX 75063
  • For More Information

Below you will find a list of transitional/sober living options for students in recovery:

We offer Training in Intervention Procedures (TIPS), a bystander training program which empowers students to identify and intervene to prevent alcohol-related incidents on campus. 

Click Here for more information on how to register!

Information & Self-Help Support Groups Phone Numbers
Al-Anon/Alateen 800-356-9996
Al-Anon Family Groups, Inc. 800-344-2666
Alcoholics Anonymous 212-870-3400
Compulsive Gambling Hotline 800-LOSTBET
CSAP Nat'l Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information 800-729-6686
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment 800-662-HELP
Marin Institute for Prevention of Alcohol & Other Drug Problems 415-456-5692
Narcotics Anonymous 818-773-9999
Nat'l Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information 800-729-6686
Nat'l Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence Hope Line 800-475-HOPE
Nat'l Rehabilitation Information Center 800-43-NARIC
Relapse Prevention Hotline 800-RELAPSE
Sex Addiction Hotline 800-551-9888
Students Against Driving Drunk 508-481-3568

Programs and Events

Learn more about ongoing and upcoming events, groups, and discussions.

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