Alcohol & Drug Services
The Counseling Center offers evidenced-based alcohol and drug services to support students who want to better understand the impact of substance use on their lives and the lives of those around them. Students will have the opportunity to set their own goals and clarify their values in a nonjudgemental setting. While the Counseling Center cannot provide full services rehab, counselors can help students decrease negative consequences, modify or change substance use patterns, and increase healthy choice making as it relates to their alcohol and drug use.
Available Screening & Intervention Tools
The Cannabis Screening and Brief Intervention for College Students (CASICS) helps students to evaluate their cannabis use, explore personal risks and consequences, and to identify skills for moderation or abstinence. CASICS consists of two, one-on-one sessions with a counselor. Prior to the counseling sessions, students complete an online cannabis assessment: Marijuana eCHECKUP TO GO.
CASICS utilizes cognitive and behavioral strategies to moderate cannabis use and motivational interviewing strategies to build interest in changing behavior. This research based assessment helps students take a detailed look at their cannabis use and provides them personal and individualized feedback about their patterns of use. The first CASICS session focuses on the student’s patterns of cannabis use, personal beliefs about cannabis, understanding social norms related to cannabis use, and personal family history. The second session focuses on myths, facts, and norms, as well as harm reduction approaches and healthy lifestyle choices.