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Treatment and Early Recovery Services at CAPS

There is a broad range of options for Getting help for Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) concerns - from brief interventions for adverse consequences to inpatient rehabilitation for substance use disorders.

Short-Term Counseling and Referral Services

CAPS provides brief interventions and short-term treatment for full-time, registered students. The CAPS AOD program does not provide court-ordered services. CAPS staff also help with referrals to other providers of AOD services, including referrals for long-term counseling or higher levels of care. To receive treatment or referral services at CAPS for AOD concerns, please start by calling to schedule a phone screening appointment at 814-863-0395.

Group Support and Recovery

CAPS clinicians facilitate a drop-in SMART Recovery group during the academic year. SMART Recovery is a mutual self-help group offering skills-based training for problematic substance use and other compulsive behaviors. Feel free to drop by or learn more by contacting Lori at:

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Alcohol and Other Drug Concerns
Penn State Student Affairs
Counseling & Psychological Services
Main Location

501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802

Additional Locations

3rd Floor Bank of America Career Services Building
University Park, PA 16802

Allenway Building (Downtown)
315 S Allen Street
State College, PA 16801


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