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Substance Abuse Resources

The illegal or abusive use of alcohol or other drugs, or both, by members of the CCA community adversely affects CCA’s commitment to provide an environment of excellence in educating students to shape culture through the practice and critical study of the arts.

Fostering Good Health

As members of the CCA community, we all share in the responsibility for creating and maintaining a healthful and productive environment for work and study alike.

With this responsibility comes the obligation to be involved in preventing problems caused by the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

Health Risks of Abusing Alcohol/Drugs

Many well-documented risks exist associated with the abuse of alcohol and other drugs, affecting not only the individual user but also his or her family, friends, and roommates.

Alcohol abuse is frequently implicated in cases of sexual assault on campus, for example, and the misuse of drugs is sometimes a factor in violence on campus.

Other problems associated with alcohol and other drug abuse include:

  • poor academic or job performance
  • relationship difficulties, including sexual dysfunction
  • a tendency to verbal and physical violence
  • financial stress
  • injuries or accidents
  • violations of the law such as driving under the influence and willfully destroying property

Students are encouraged to seek immediate help through any of the following resources

CCA Resources for Students

Dean of Students Office
Health insurance; disability services; education programs and referrals

Counseling Services
Oakland: 510.594.3666
San Francisco: 415.703.9570
Individual and group counseling; presentations and workshops on topics related to student life; referrals to off-campus treatment

Student Conduct
Pertains to CCA policy and procedure as well as for a response to incidents involving violations of university policy.

Residential Life

CCA Cares
CCA's Care team engages students with the care and support needed during difficult and challenging personal and academic circumstances. Because of these circumstances, students may exhibit behaviors that can be seen as distressing, disruptive, disturbing, or dangerous. CCA community members can provide the CCA Care Team with information regarding the student they are concerned about. The team will determine how to best support each student.

Vice President for Student Affairs

Public Safety

Other Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous (East Bay)
Alcoholics Anonymous (San Francisco)
Oakland: 510.839.8900
San Francisco: 415.674.1821


Adult Children of Alcoholics

Cocaine Anonymous
Oakland: 510.268.0600
San Francisco: 415.821.6155

Co-Dependents Anonymous

Family Anonymous Drug Abuse

Marijuana Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous (East Bay)
Narcotics Anonymous (San Francisco)
Oakland: 510.444.4673
San Francisco: 415.621.8600

National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Smoking Cessation Resources

California Smokers' Helpline

Alcohol & Other Drug Descriptions

Beyond Hangovers: Understanding Alcohol’s Impact on Your Health (PDF)
Commonly Abused Drugs Chart (PDF)
Selected Prescription Drugs With Potential for Abuse (PDF)
Tobacco Addiction (PDF)
Information and Side Effects of Prescription Drugs and Over-The-Counter Medications