About Us

The UCSB Alcohol & Drug Program (ADP), a behavioral health program within Student Health, offers a safe, healthy, and learning-conducive environment through the promotion of healthy choices regarding the use of alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs. The program utilizes evidence-based, harm-reduction strategies and focuses on reducing high-risk behavior and encouraging personal and community safety and responsibility.

ADP works in collaboration with students, staff, faculty and local community partners to promote a healthy and safe environment by:

  • Offering free and confidential counseling for students
  • Integrating environmental prevention strategies including alcohol-free social programming
  • Promoting a recovery-informed campus and community
  • Informing students, staff and faculty about UCSB Substance Use Policies, including laws, ordinances, sanctions for policy violations and supportive programs and resources.
  • Providing campus and community members with current, timely and relevant safety information

ADP is aligned with the UCSB Division of Student Affairs strategic priorities:
1. Strengthen academic partnerships
2. Foster a safe, healthy and supportive learning community
3. Advance access, equity and inclusion
4. Maximize the potential in students and staff 
5. Invest in our future (budget, technology, staff and space)