Resources & Support

Want to discuss making a change?

Know a friend, roommate, or student you are concerned about?

Students may walk in, be referred anonymously by other students, faculty, or staff, or be referred after violating the campus Alcohol and Other Drug policy to the Sandler Center for an assessment. This meeting consists of an assessment of the student's alcohol or other drug use with the purpose of helping the student to reevaluate the affect that substances are having on his/her life. The student may be referred to other programs and services in order to best assist him/her in making positives changes.

Let us help you navigate tough situations involving substance use.

  • Come to the Sandler Center for an assessment meeting, or refer a friend whose life is negatively affected by alcohol or other drugs.
  • ANONYMOUS AND CONFIDENTIAL! This meeting is about helping the student understand that alcohol or other drugs are putting them at risk. It also serves as a first step for students who want to make positive change in their own life. This is a caring process dedicated to providing the best resources available to make sure that the student has a safe, healthy, fun, and successful experience at UM.


If this is an emergency or there is an immediate threat of harm to a student or the community contact University Police at 305-284-6666 or 9-1-1.

The reports are reviewed by designated University administrators who will reach out and respond to the student of concern by the next business day. It is our goal to intervene before the student reaches a crisis level. If you are a UM faculty, staff, or administrator, we encourage you to reach out directly to the Dean of Students Office or Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Anyone providing false information may be subject to University disciplinary action.

Community Resources

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  • URecovery: a Collegiate Recovery Community

    URecovery is a collegiate recovery community that provides a nurturing and affirming social environment at the University of Miami. As a student organization, URecovery provides a peer to peer network that is devoted to supporting students recovering from addiction. With the support of UM students, staff, family, and allies URecovery aims to provide students in recovery with a normative collegiate experience and serve as a catalyst for a culture shift on campus.

    Interested in Joining? Click Here to get Involved: URecovery

  • Support Groups

    Alcoholics Anonymous
    • Miami-Dade County - (305) 371-7784
    • Broward County - (954) 462-0265
    AA Meetings
    • Central Service Office
      299 Alhambra Circle #369
      Coral Gables, FL 33134
      (305) 461-2425
    • Coral Gables Group 
      1100 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
      Miami, FL 33134

      (305) 446-9558
    AL-ANON: Friends and families of alcoholics
    • Miami-Dade - (305) 663-1432
    • Broward - (954) 491-1915
    Co-Dependents Anonymous
    • Miami-Dade and Broward - (954) 341-9911
    Emotions Anonymous
    • Miami-Dade - (305) 375-2293
      Contact is George
    • Broward - (954) 961-8402
      Contact is Joe
    Gamblers Anonymous
    • Miami-Dade and Broward - (800) 891-1740
    • FL Council on Compulsive Gambling - (888) ADMIT-IT
    Narcotics Anonymous
    • Miami-Dade - (305) 265-9555
    • Broward - (954) 476-9297
    Overeaters Anonymous
    • Miami-Dade - (305) 274-8800
    • Broward - (954) 938-9586
    Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
    • Miami-Dade - (305) 621-4589
      Contact is Tim

  • Treatment Hospitals and Centers

    UM Jackson Memorial Hospital Health and Recovery Center
    For free confidential assessment and referral, call (305) 324-HELP (4357)
    More Information

    The South Miami Hospital Addiction Treatment Program
    6200 SW 73 rd St.
    (305) 662-8118

    The Village
    3180 Biscayne Blvd.
    (305) 573-DRUG

    Narcotics Anonymous Meetings (call 265-9555 for meeting day/times)

    • NA Information & Help 4716 S.W. 75 th Ave. 265-9555
    • Breakfast Club 8603 S.W. 40 th Street (Behind Denny's)
    • Electric Lunch South Miami Lutheran Church - 7190 Sunset Drive
    • Recovery in the Grove St. James Church – 3500 Charles Avenue
    • Primary Purpose Group St. Matthews Church – 7410 S.W. 72 nd Street
    • From the Heart Group Lord of Life Lutheran Church - 9225 S.W. 137 th Ave.