The mission of Alcohol and Drug Education and Support Services (ADESS) is consistent with Loyola’s Jesuit traditions in seeking to aid in creating a diverse campus community that facilitates and enhances student physical, emotional, spiritual growth, and learning and development. Our student focused approach for addressing substance related issues is based on our respect and value for every student's unique identity, perspective, and life experience. Abuse of alcohol and use of other psychoactive substances can seriously impede such student growth, learning, and development. ADESS is committed to helping students to make healthy and responsible choices in regard to drug and alcohol use and to reducing the negative consequences associated with irresponsible alcohol and other drug use that adversely effects not only the students engaged in such behaviors but those around them.
We take a comprehensive approach to addressing the dangers of alcohol and drug misuse on campus and in the community through community coalitions, a campus Alcohol Task Force, online alcohol prevention program, social norms messaging, trainings of many different student and staff constituencies, use of peer educators, and through partnerships across campus and throughout Baltimore.
Our office is located on the west side of campus in Seton Court 02B.
Hours: Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., year round