Addiction/Substance Use Resources

From local treatment programs to University services, UB School of Law is here to support our students by providing vital assistance in addressing addiction and substance use challenges effectively.

On this page:

Addiction Open Access Hotline

24-hour addiction hotline in Erie County for immediate help and support for individuals struggling with addictions and their families.


Buffalo & Western New York Addiction/Substance Use Support Resources for Lawyers & Law Students

National Alliance on Mental Illness – Buffalo & Western New York (NAMI):  List of support group resources for Substance Use Disorder

Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP): The LAP is here to help, if you are a lawyer, judge or law student in need of assistance regarding a mental health or substance use issue call the confidential NYSBA LAP Hotline: (877) 772-8835. The LAP provides education & confidential assistance to those affected by substance abuse, stress, depression, or other mental health issues.

Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee (LHL): The Bar Association of Erie County’s Lawyers Helping Lawyers (LHL) provides a confidential channel of communication for attorneys and judges experiencing alcohol or drug-related difficulties. The LHL is a committee of volunteers. They are lawyers just like you. 

  • For a confidential referral to a member of the LHL Committee, call 716.852.1777.

University at Buffalo Addiction/Substance Use Resources

University at Buffalo Health Promotion: Health Promotion supports student well-being and academic success by building a healthy campus culture.

  • Call Health Promotion at 716-645-6234 for help with alcohol and other drug problems

Addiction Treatment Services (ATS): An outpatient clinic providing treatment for individuals with alcohol and substance use disorders. The treatment facility is located within University at Buffalo Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions (CRIA). The staff of CRIA’s Addiction Treatment Services (ATS) believes that individuals can make positive changes to improve their health and well-being. The first step is making the decision to change.

  • Contact ATS at 716-887-2387 if you are seeking help with alcohol or marijuana problems.

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