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7.6 Counseling Services Available at CUNY School of Law

If you are experiencing difficulty with alcohol or chemical dependency, CUNY School of Law can help you find counseling services or rehabilitation programs that will help you with your problem.

Students may be referred to the Dean of Students by members of the instructional staff or may seek assistance directly.

The Law School has a counselor on staff who can direct students or staff to appropriate services for alcohol and chemical dependency: Linda Penkower, Room 5-111, phone (718) 340-4216. More information is available on our website at:

Community-based Services: Alcoholics Anonymous 718-520-5021




Focus on Recovery


NYS Drug Information Hotline


Children of Alcoholics


Stop Smoking Hotline

800- 227- 2345

Cocaine Hotline

800-COCAINE (262-2463)

Marijuana Hotline

888-MARIJUA (627-4582)

Heroin Hotline

800-9 HEROIN (943-7646)

Relapse Hotline


New York City Bar Lawyer Assistance Program (NYC LAP)

NYC LAP is a FREE, CONFIDENTIAL service, available to attorneys, judges, law students, and their family members, in New York City, who are struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, depression, anxiety, stress, as well as other addictions and mental health issues. NYC LAP’S confidential hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 212-301-5787. For more information, go to: assistance-program.

New York State Governor’s Office Opiate/Heroin Initiative

CUNY has joined the New York State Governor’s Office in an important initiative to address a recent increase in heroin overdoses. Heroin is an opiate, a class of drugs that is derived from the poppy plant. All opiate abuse, including many prescription painkillers, can lead to addiction, overdose, and even death. If you or someone you know is abusing heroin or prescription painkillers, CUNY’s Mental Health and Wellness Offices can provide educational resources and referrals to organizations that can help. In addition, selected CUNY health and public safety staff are being trained to administer Naloxone, a drug used to counter the effects of opioid overdose and prevent death. For immediate help, visit your local emergency room, or call the OASAS HOPEline at 1-877-846-7369 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to speak with a trained medical professional. HOPEline staff can answer your questions and help you find treatment. All calls are free and confidential.

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