AOD Resources and Assistance
The e-CHUG is a 10-minute, confidential, on-line assessment that asks questions about your drinking habits and provides personalized feedback. Find out what your peak blood alcohol concentration is in a typical week, how much money you spend on alcohol each month, your tolerance level, and how your drinking compares with that of other college students.
More than 1,400 Loyola University Chicago students have taken the e-CHUG! Click here to do the e-CHUG now.
The e-TOKE is a 10-minute, confidential, on-line assessment that asks questions about your use of marijuana and provides personalized feedback. Find out how much of your time and money is spent on marijuana each month, whether you get high more or less than other college students do, and how many Loyola students use weed.
Click here to do the e-TOKE now.
Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS)
The goal of BASICS is to minimize negative consequences of drinking by helping students make better alcohol-use decisions. BASICS is designed for college students who drink and are at risk for or have experienced negative consequences as a result (e.g., injuries, violence, sexual assault, poor academic performance). It's a non-judgmental, student-centered, candid discussion about the desired role of alcohol in a student's life.
BASICS consists of two one-hour sessions with a trained BASICS facilitator on campus. During the first session, the facilitator asks the student questions about his/her alcohol use, risk factors, and protective behaviors. During the second session, the facilitator gives personalized feedback on: 1) the myths about alcohol's effects, 2) the student's use patterns as compared to other college students, 3) risk factors, 4) a range of strategies to reduce risks, and 5) options to assist the student in making any desired changes.
To schedule a confidential and free BASICS session, contact Kevin Meier at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Wellness Center at 773-508-2530.
Mental health professionals at the Wellness Center are available to provide referrals that connect students with AOD-related treatment services, resources, persons, literature and/or activities that can address their needs. Considerations such as insurance/ability to pay and the location of services are taken into account when referrals are made. Students who are looking for help but unsure of what is available or most appropriate for them should make an appointment with a mental health professional at the Wellness Center by calling 773-508-2530.
Find a Self-Help Group
Self-help support groups for dealing with alcohol or other drug dependence (e.g., AA, NA) bring together people with common experiences and similar needs. Members give and receive understanding, support, education, and ideas for new ways of coping with problems. In general, self-help groups are: facilitated by a lay person, free, informal, voluntary, and anonymous. Most AOD treatment programs encourage patients to participate in a self-help group during and after treatment, as long-term outcomes are generally better for those who do so.
Choices About Alcohol is a small group, 90-minute program designed to provide students with accurate alcohol information, challenge expectancies about alcohol, and explore strategies to reduce the likelihood of experiencing problems related to drinking. Although generally attended by students who have violated the University's alcohol policy, Choices About Alcohol is available to all students who wish to make more informed decisions about drinking. The program uses the Choices Interactive Journal to present the core information, incorporate reflective writing exercises, and serve as a discussion guide. Choices About Alcohol is facilitated by Wellness Center staff and trained Wellness Advocates.
Contact the Wellness Center for upcoming Choices About Alcohol dates at 773-508-2530.