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Alcohol and Other Drug Assessment

This service is an assessment that provides an opportunity to meet one-on-one with an alcohol and drug specialist, who will evaluate the nature of any problems a student is having with alcohol or drugs. During an assessment, a student is involved in discussing biological, psychological, and social factors affecting alcohol and other drug use and abuse. If necessary and appropriate, the counselor can make recommendations for further treatment.

Personalized treatment plans

Counselors work collaboratively with students to identify their readiness to make changes in their alcohol and drug use. A personalized treatment plan may include individual or group counseling, or a combination of both. A counselor may also discuss referring a student to additional resources, both on and off campus. In addition, counselors will help students identify healthier coping strategies to replace the use of alcohol and drugs. Students and counselors work toward the goal of lowering health risks by disengaging from harmful behaviors. Group treatment can help students know that they are not alone in their struggles with alcohol and drug abuse and can be a safe place to receive support and feedback.

Alcohol and other drug assessments for judicial purposes

UHS does not conduct Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) assessments or provide AOD counseling for the judicial system (pretrial hearings, OWI, etc.). The following community providers perform AOD assessments for judicial purposes:

CHOICES About Alcohol

CHOICES About Alcohol is a brief alcohol harm prevention program for college students, delivered using Interactive Journaling® to present accurate information about alcohol while engaging students in a self-reflective process and group discussion. Students are given the freedom and encouragement to independently choose to change high-risk drinking behaviors by evaluating the risks associated with excessive use of alcohol using harm reduction coping strategies presented during the program.

All sessions are virtual.

To register for a CHOICES session, you must first complete the payment process. Please confirm which session best fits your schedule. Once your payment is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation with a link to schedule your specific session dates.

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Pay and register

Session options

Option 1 November 30 and December 14 (Wednesdays) 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Option 2 December 1 and December 15 (Thursdays) 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Policies & Attendance

  • Cost: $125
  • Students must attend both classes as scheduled to successfully complete the program. 
  • Payment in full ($125) is required to reserve a place in the Choices About Alcohol section and is non-refundable.
  • If an individual is absent from any group as scheduled, they will be required to re-register for a future Choices About Alcohol Both classes for the new section must be attended, even when that individual attended previously attended a first class.

Contact

Email choicesandbasics@uhs.wisc.edu.