on/off campus resources


Student Health Outreach & Promotion - SHOP is UCSC's destination for information, conversation, and self-exploration. It's the place for students to go to learn about health and wellness in a safe, non-judgmental environment. SHOP provides opportunities for students to explore and enhance their health and wellness as they pursue their academic goals. SHOP offers information, education, resources, and support on issues related to Alcohol & Other Drugs, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Sexual Health, Mental Health and other concerns relevant to college students. All UCSC students are welcome and encouraged to drop in and speak with SHOP's professional and student staff. 

Student Health Services - Our primary mission at UCSC Student Health Services is to provide quality health care focused on the particular needs of students. UCSC Student Health Services strives to create a caring and supportive environment to assist students in maintaining their physical and emotional well being as they work toward the achievement of their academic goals. 

Counseling & Psychological Services - Counseling And Psychological Services (CAPS) offers a variety of counseling services for personal, academic, social, or family concerns. These counseling services include: individual or personal counseling, group counseling, couples and family counseling, crisis counseling, and behavioral stress reduction services. 

The Cove - The Cove is where Slugs for Health and Growth students and guests can meet other members, learn more about recovery, hang out, and participate in fun and supportive activities with other sober students. Students that are questioning their relationship to alcohol and other drugs are welcome as well.


off campus

Recovery Wave - Santa Cruz County's Alcohol and Drug Abuse help pages. If you think that you, a family member, or a friend has an alcohol or drug problem, you've come to the right place. 

Alcoholics Anonymous - Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety. 

Narcotics Anonymous  - Call for current open meeting schedules. Disabled Accessibility. 

24 Hr Hotline: (831) 429-7436

Marijuana Anonymous - Self-help (non-religious) fellowship group for those who cannot control their marijuana use and are experiencing adverse effects in other areas of their life. No fee is charged. 

P.O. Box 1481 

Santa Cruz, CA 95061 

SC Hotline/Meetings: (831) 427-4088