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Substance Abuse Services



Student Wellness Services - (319) 273-6119

104J Wellness & Recreation Center
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614

Consultation and referral services for students, and programs for students who have violated University alcohol or drug policy.

Counseling Center - (319) 273-2676

103 Student Health Center
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614

Individual counseling, consultations and referrals.

Student Health Clinic - (319) 273-2009

Student Health Center
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614

Consultation and referrals for substance abuse-related problems. Pharmacological therapies available when appropriate.

After Hours Help

Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline (319) 291-3627

The hotline can transfer the caller to a volunteer. These volunteers, who are in addiction recovery, can provide emotional support and/or meeting accompaniment.

Statewide Crisis Line 1-800-332-4224

*The Foundation 2 Crisis Line is Certified by the American Association of Suicidology.

University Police (319) 273-4000

When appropriate for a crisis-oriented situation, the Police will contact an on-call UNI Counseling Center staff member and ask the counselor to return a call to the distressed student.


In case of immediate danger (e.g. an alcohol or drug overdose), call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Substance Abuse Hotlines

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Hotline - (319) 291-3627

AA Downtown Group - (319) 235-7710
327 E. 4th Street, Waterloo

Westside Alcoholics Anonymous - (319) 234-9434
613 W. 5th Street, Waterloo

Study Group on the Hill
2422 College Street, Cedar Falls
Wesley Foundation
Saturdays, 9-10:30am

AA is a group of men and women who share their experiences, strength and hope to help one another recover from alcoholism. There are no fees and the only requirement for attendance is a desire to stop drinking. Call for local meeting times and places.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Information about the group may be found at and questions may be directed to

Al-Anon & Alateen Hotline (319) 291-3660

Both support groups are open to anyone who feels his or her life has been or is being affected by close contact with a problem drinker. Al-Anon & Alateen have one purpose: to help families and friends of compulsive drinkers. We are not affiliated with any religion. Members are anonymous and anonymity is a cornerstone of both programs. What is said in meetings and member to member must be held in strict confidence. The group is entirely self-supporting through member contributions and using a 12-step approach.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Hotline - (319) 291-8803

NA is a group of recovering addicts who live without the use of drugs. There are no fees for meeting attendance. The hotline provides information regarding local meeting times and places.

Alcohol and Drug Recovery

The BACCHUS Network™ is a university and community based network focusing on comprehensive health and safety initiatives. It is the mission of this non-profit organization to promote student and young adult based, campus and community-wide leadership on health and safety issues.

For over 60 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. CDC is committed to programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death and disability, thereby ensuring a long, productive, healthy life for all people.


Parents and family members have a great opportunity to impact the choices made by their student. There are a variety of ways parents and family members can make a positive impact on their students’ success by addressing drinking and its co-variables.

Self-Help Resources

The Wellness Resource Lab, located on the 1st floor of the Wellness Recreation Center in Room 104, has many free pamphlets on a variety of health and wellness topics. If you have concerns about accessing materials from the Wellness Lab in person, please contact a Substance Abuse Services staff member to make confidential arrangements.