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Alcohol & Other Drugs Program

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 session in the Alcohol and Other Drugs Program, call the Counseling & Testing Center at (208) 885-6716.

Mandated Programs

The following programs are 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 & Testing Center at (208) 885-6716.

CHOICES is a two-session group format focusing on helping students assess the risk associated with drinking alcohol and developing strategies for reducing the risk and harm associated with alcohol use.

Students learn about the effects of alcohol and are guided through personal reflections and group discussions to reflect on choices regarding alcohol and identify strategies to reduce harm.

Register for a Session
To register for a session, call the Counseling & Testing Center at (208) 885-6716.

This two-hour class focuses on the potential health risks, legal information and frequency of use among peers associated with marijuana for the purpose of helping students explore the decision-making process regarding marijuana use.

Register for a Session
To register for a session, call the Counseling & Testing 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)

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Have you ever been concerned about a friend’s alcohol or other drug use? This workshop will discuss warning signs of alcohol or other drug abuse and how to decrease defensiveness for supportive conversation. We will discuss campus resources available and how to make referrals and provide other support.
(50 minutes)

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Participants learn the warning signs of alcohol-related emergencies and tips and strategies on how to intervene when a friend needs help. We will also discuss overcoming potential barriers to intervening and the amnesty policy.
(90 minutes)

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Other Programs

A self-help group to assist students in moving toward or maintaining abstinence from alcohol, other drug use or other addictive behaviors.

Group meets 12-1 p.m. Wednesdays in the Idaho Commons Quaking Aspen Room.

Students learn self-management and recovery skills to enhance and maintain motivation to abstain; cope with cravings and urges; manage thoughts, feelings and behaviors; and live a balanced lifestyle.

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 & Testing 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.

Think About It

Helping new students examine the interconnected issues of substance abuse, sexual violence and healthy relationships through a variety of interactive, realistic scenarios and guided self-reflection.

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Contact Us

Mary Forney Hall Room 306

Physical Address:
1210 Blake Avenue
Moscow, ID 83844-3140

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, ID 83844-3140

Phone: (208) 885-6716

Fax: (208) 885-4354


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