Alcohol & Other Drugs Services
If you or a fellow student are concerned about alcohol or other drugs use, help is available.
Services are designed to help students assess alcohol and other drug use, explore the need to change behaviors and learn ways to reduce negative consequences and harm.
To sign up for a program included in our Alcohol and Other Drugs Services, call the Counseling and Mental Health Center at 208-885-6716.
e-Checkup To Go
Use the following quizzes to gauge your use of alcohol and cannabis. Each form will provide you with accurate and personalized feedback about:
- Your individual usage pattern
- Your risk patterns
- Your aspirations and goals
- Helpful resources at University of Idaho and in your community
Vandals for Recovery, U of I’s Collegiate Recovery Community, supports and advocates for students in and seeking recovery from substance misuse as they pursue their academic goals. Support, events and resources are provided in collaboration by Vandal Health Education, the Counseling and Mental Health Center and the Latah Recovery Center.
This program provides a safe, recovery-supportive, nonjudgmental space for students in recovery to find a community of like-minded peers and engage in educational and sober social opportunities on and off campus as they maintain their recovery. Any student who identifies as being in or seeking recovery from substance misuse may join this community.
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Screenings occur on campus throughout the year and provide opportunities for students to receive personalized feedback on their alcohol use, the associated risks, perceptions of social norms, and options for reducing problems and consequences. Referrals for further evaluation are provided for students engaging in high-risk drinking.
Screenings are also conducted to living group or classrooms in a group format. Request a screening »
Every two years the Counseling and Mental Health Center administers the National College Health Assessment, one of the most valid and reliable measures of student drinking patterns and other health related items. Data from this assessment helps guide the work done to reduce harmful outcomes related to student alcohol and other drug use.
Vandals for Recovery
Learn about U of I’s recovery community and other campus and community recovery resources.
The following program is mandated to students who violate the Student Code of Conduct.
BASICS is delivered in an individual format and is designed to help students explore drinking or drug behaviors and identify consequences, related attitudes and the motivation to change behaviors and develop controlled-use strategies or make progress toward abstinence of substance use.
Register for a Session
To register for a session, call the Counseling and Mental Health Center at 208-885-6716.
Request a Workshop
Presentations are available upon request to help students reflect on attitudes or behaviors related to alcohol use, learn how it might affect health and personal goals, and develop strategies to reduce harm related to substance use.
Request a workshop seven days in advance, and arrangements will be made to bring teaching materials and resources to your classroom or organization. Workshops normally last 30-90 minutes.
A peer-facilitated outreach workshop that interactively covers estimating blood-alcohol concentration, tracking standard drinks and pouring demonstrations. Students will identify the good and not-so-good aspects of college drinking, and identify strategies to reduce risk and bystander tips to respond to an alcohol emergency. (50 minutes)