While in college, some students may engage in underage or high-risk drinking. At John Carroll University, one in three students do not drink at all (NCHA, 2016). Of those who do consume alcohol, the majority indicate they consumed 1-4 drinks the last time they socialized or partied (NCHA, 2016). Alcohol-related problems exist on college campuses, and it is our hope that John Carroll University students realize that violations of the University Alcohol Policy are serious, and that being a responsible member of the JCU community is necessary for a successful, healthy college experience.

All incoming first-year and transfer students are required to complete an online evidence-based alcohol prevention program, AlcoholEduthat provides a tailored educational experience focusing on the impact of alcohol on the mind and body. Failure to complete AlcoholEdu and Haven (sexual assault prevention) in its entirety will result in a Violation of the University Alcohol Policy and a $100 fine. Part 1 of AlcoholEdu and Haven are due no later than August 22, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Incoming students can access the courses through BannerWeb using their JCU email address.

The University prohibits the illegal use, possession, or distribution of illegal drugs or controlled substances or association with (including presence at) gatherings involving such use, possession, or distribution. Illegal drugs or controlled substances will be considered in one’s possession if on one’s person, in one’s room, in one’s car, or in any bag or other item used to carry the drug, etc.

Members of the University community are expected to be aware of and obey federal, state, and municipal laws or ordinances regulating the use, possession, or sale of alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, or controlled substances. Those who are cited for violations of law or ordinances by state, federal, or municipal authorities also may face University conduct proceedings and may be required to pursue counseling and participate in an educational program or treatment.

Students in Recovery

Some students enter college recovering from substance abuse, or begin their recovery journey once in college.  John Carroll is committed to helping those students through on and off campus resources.

Alcoholics Anonymous®

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

There is an open meeting that takes place every Thursday night at 7:00pm across the street at the Church of the Gesu.  For other meeting times and locations please visit Alcoholics Anonymous Cleveland.


This is a free, confidential tool that helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. It was developed with the input of leading clinicians, experts from leading organizations like SAMHSA, and people in recovery themselves. Here, individuals can hear stories from people with similar life experiences, discover the answers they need for recognizing and dealing with substance use issues, and locate support. Family and friends can learn about addiction and how to encourage treatment, and support sober living on the website.

On the Wagon

In addition to this, if you are searching for other centers to help with recovery from addition, below is a link through “On the Wagon” to help you search for the best resources near you.

Cleveland Addiction Rehab Centers