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Treatment and Early Recovery Services at CAPS

Getting help for Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) concerns includes a broad range of options, from brief interventions for negative consequences of binge drinking or other substance misuse 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 and/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 support and skills-based training to help with substance use problems or other compulsive behaviors that have become problematic. Feel free to drop by or learn more by contacting Lori at:

For more information, including public meeting information, please visit:

Treatment Services in the Community

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