First Step Program: Sponsored by the Alcohol and Other Drug Program Initiatives, the program provides support to students experiencing the negative consequences of alcohol or drug use. First Step offers a non–judgmental and confidential environment for guidance and education on safe alcohol usage. Group sessions are also available.
Penn DAPA (Drug and Alcohol Peer Advisors): Penn’s “student peer education group” for substance abuse prevention, which includes Greek life members, athletes, students leaders among its members. Note: they do not “preach abstinence;” instead, they aim to promote healthy consumption habits. They’re behind the “Say Something Campaign” and also host workshops for Greek and non-Greek student organizations.
AA/NA: Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous is the oldest and most common addiction support and recovery program. Although there are multiple group meetings in the University City around campus they are open to everyone.
AA group meetings:
Newest Program—Contact Maureen for more information (610-322-8008)
500 N. 39th St (enter from back gate on white fence along 39th)
Saturdays at 9pm - Topic Speaker
Tuesday at 9pm - Step Study
Salerno–Beachhead AA Group
University Lutheran Church—3637 Chestnut St
(Enter through the back)
NA group meetings:
Morning NA Fix
13th between Lombard and Pine
Wednesday at 8am
Monday Night Beginners
Holy Trinity Church—1904 Walnut St
Monday at 6:45pm
Young People's 4021
4021 Club—4021 Walnut St
Tuesday at 7:15pm