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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:


Individual Support 

Nichlas 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”

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

This is a “Closed Young Person’s” meeting appropriate for all individuals seeking support (Closed status does not indicate new-comers are not welcome - instead meaning that this meeting is not open to individuals who are not actively pursuing or interested in pursuing sobriety). 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


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