While you are at Rutgers University you will make decisions that can affect you now and later in life. One decision that you may make is whether or not to use alcohol and/or other drugs. We are committed to providing you accurate, factual, and realistic health information on the use, misuse, and abuse of alcohol and other drugs.


New Jersey’s “Overdose Prevention Act” (P.L.2013 c. 46) provides protections for the victim and those who seek help during an overdose from arrest, charge, and prosecution for obtaining, possessing, using, or being under the influence of drugs; using or possessing drug paraphernalia; revocation of parole and probation based on these charge.

If you are concerned about your own use or of someone you are close to, call Counseling, Alcohol and Drugs Assistance Program, and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) and talk with an Alcohol/Drug Counselor. The Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program also provides consultation services to faculty and staff to assist them in referring students. 

Rutgers is a community that cares. We DO SOMETHING when we are concerned about one of our community members.