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Recovery and Sobriety Support

Support for Boston College students Living Substance Free

At Boston College we have a variety of support services for students both in recovery and exploring ways to de-emphasize the role of drugs and alcohol in their lives. Services include:


Recovery Housing:

Boston College Office of Residential Life is proud to offer housing specific to those in Recovery. Click here for more information.

For more information please contact Nic Sperry, Assistant Director - Recovery and Support Programs at


Individual Support: 

Nicolas Sperry, Assistant Director Recovery and Support Programs,, 617-552-2366.

Alcohol and Drug Education: Staff, clinical interns, and substance abuse specialists are available for confidential conversations and short term counseling.  Please email for more information.

University Counseling: University Counseling Services include individual counseling and psychotherapy, consultation, and self-help assistance. Visit their website for information on how to make an appointment.


Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings:

 “Sober on the Heights”

Wednesday 8:00PM – Greycliff Hall Basement (2051 Commonwealth Ave. Rear Entrance)

This "Young Person’s” meeting is appropriate for all individuals seeking support. New-comers are encouraged and welcome - However, this meeting is not open to individuals who are not actively interested in changing their relationship with alcohol and other substances. (Those who are interested in observing a meeting as an external member are asked to attend the Lake Street Meeting instead). This meeting was founded by members of the Boston College Collegiate Recovery and Support Programs with the intention of serving both the Boston College students and the surrounding community.

“Lake Street Meeting”

Friday 6:30PM – St. Ignatius Church (Intersection of Commonwealth Ave. and Lake St.)

This is an “Open Beginner’s Meeting” appropriate for all individuals in early sobriety seeking support as well as observation from the public. This meeting takes place in the basement of St. Ignatius Church and is followed by another meeting from 8:00PM to 9:00PM.

For a listing of over 2,200 additional AA meetings in the Massachusetts area please go to