Alcohol & Other Drugs
Alcohol & Other Drug use, misuse, and abuse is a serious issue that impacts Texas Tech students. RISE and TTU offer many resources for alcohol & drugs including education, recovery support, and clinical services. Resources available through partnering departments are also included below.
Online self-assessment for drinking patterns and feedback. Available anonymously to all students.
Raider Assistance Program
The Raider Assistance Program (RAP) is a confidential resource for students concerned about their drinking or substance use. More information about this opportunity can be found on their website.
Student Counseling Center
Licensed therapists and psychologists at the Student Counseling Center can also screen for use and abuse concerns.
Think About It
All incoming first year and transfer students are required to complete this online primary prevention course. Alcohol is one of the many topics covered in Think About It.
Alcohol Awareness Courses
DB Education offers state certified courses for MIP, MIC, PI, DUI Minor and DWI Education classes. Though these courses are not affiliated with Texas Tech, they are conveniently held on campus. More information and links to registration can be found on their site.
Texas Tech Academic Courses
Texas Tech is home to some of the leading scholars in the field of addiction and recovery. The Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences major allows students to prepare for a career in a variety of fields, or to have a well rounded base knowledge for applying to graduate programs in therapy, social work, law, and related fields. For students wanting to specialize in addiction counseling, the Addictive Disorders & Recovery Studies Minor meets all of the course work required to sit for the state licensing exam. Students may also take these courses to fulfill core and elective requirements on their degree plans.
RISE and Texas Tech are committed to providing safe, alcohol free events. Visit the Events page for an upcoming schedule.
The Tech Activities Board (TAB) programs day, night, and weekend events every semester that are free to all students. These programs are always substance free. Their parent department, Student Union & Activities, hosts a weekly 'Thursday Night Movie' in an attempt to provide safe alternatives.
RISE participates in the annual National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. A full schedule of the RISE events can be found here.
The RISE Office offers a variety of presentations to address alcohol safety and related concerns for academic courses, department, fraternities & sororities, and student organizations. Request a program.
Tech boasts one of the leading recovery support systems in the country. The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) is an on-campus resource for students in recovery attending Texas Tech. The CRC offers courses for academic credit, physical gathering space on campus, sober housing on campus, access to addiction & recovery professionals, resources for academic success, and much more. Students must apply to be part of the CRC. Several 12-Step and support meetings are held in the CRC building that are open to students, faculty, staff, and community members struggling with addiction & recovery, regardless of CRC membership.