If you are looking for support in your recovery process, or would like resources to support others in their recovery journey, see the options below. 


  1. Substance Free Community LivingHere is a listing of Sub-Free communities at Carleton.(it’s listed halfway down the page under Substance-Free Housing Areas). If a student is interested in changing from their current room to one in a substance-free community, it is best to reach out to their Area Director via email. They will do their best to assist any student with finding any alternative housing options, if available.
  2. Student Health & Counseling (SHAC) – Carleton’s counseling center is the best on-campus support resource for the individual needs of students. SHAC counselors provide confidential one-on-one sessions with students seeking help for many reasons, substance use issues being one of them. In addition to one-on-one counseling, SHAC offers group counseling throughout the year.  Click here to Schedule an appointment with SHAC.
  3. Dean of Students Office (DOSO) – Any student considering recovery support is encouraged to keep their class Dean in the loop. The Dean of Students Office is the best connection between social and academic life, and can be of great support if challenges arise for a student. Students in recovery may experience more challenges than other students, and it is always great to have the support of the Dean to help with communication with faculty and staff.
  4. Office of Health Promotion – Specific OHP activities/services that might be helpful for students addressing their substance use include the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) and the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP).


  1. AA/NA – Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings take place in Northfield and surrounding areas. Carleton has a private listing of faculty/staff members who have participated in AA that are willing to help students connect with the recovery community. Students wishing to connect with a faculty/staff member can do so here.
  2. Health Community Initiative’s Chemical Health Resources – HCI’s page has many great resources for Chemical Health support in Northfield. One resource that is within walking distance of campus is Omada Health Services. Omada has medical fees/costs, but it accepts most major health insurance and has very specific support as an outpatient substance use disorder clinic.
  3. Minnesota Recovery Connection – The Minnesota Recovery Connection advocates for people seeking recovery through a peer network and Recovery Walk. In addition, MRC offers resources on their website .

Resources for Individuals Supporting Others Living with a Substance Use Disorder or Addiction