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Drug and Alcohol Abuse Assistance

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Assistance

Drug and alcohol abuse is a serious problem among members of the legal profession, including law students. It is often cited as the leading cause of disbarment, and each year, law students around the nation are denied the right to sit for the bar because of incidents resulting from drug and alcohol abuse. Whether it is our nature or the demands of our chosen profession, we are much more likely to suffer from addiction than are members of the general public.

The good news is that help is available. If you even suspect that you have a problem with drugs or alcohol, take advantage of that help.

Assistance at the University of Dayton

Contact the Dean of Students to schedule an appointment at 937-229-4676 or use the online contact form.

Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Resources and Education: 937-229-1233.

University of Dayton Counseling Center: Counseling Center services are free to law students: 937-229-3141

University of Dayton Health Center: Most Health Center services are free to law students: 937-229-3131

The Counseling Center can provide individual counseling for students, and the Center for Alcohol and Other Drugs Resources and Education (CADRE) can provide a referral to the University of Dayton Substance Education Program, to outside assistance or to Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous or Adult Children of Alcoholics.

Assistance from the Ohio Bar

Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program's national 24/7 hotline: 800-348-4343

The Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program (OLAP): a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Ohio's judges, attorneys and law students obtain treatment for substance abuse, chemical dependency, addiction and mental health issues. Through OLAP, judges, attorneys and law students receive confidential advice about individual problems; help in arranging and implementing formal interventions; help in making treatment decisions; and monitoring and aftercare services.

Additional Sources of Assistance

Alcoholics Anonymous: 937-222-2211

Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County Addiction Services: 937-461-5223

Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services: (937) 443-0416

Al-Anon/Al-Ateen: 937-427-5439

Get Help Now App

Greene Hall (Greene Memorial Hospital): 937-429-3360

Narcotics Anonymous: 937-640-1813

Turning Point (Miami Valley Hospital): 937-208-4673


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300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2760