Intervention Services

How do your expectations about alcohol use in college affect your drinking? How does your alcohol or drug use impact your academic, personal and social life? What type of support do you need to be happy? Our programs can help you identify your personal issues and start to answer these questions.


Online Programs
 
Self-Check: Alcohol e-Check-Up to Go

  • Interactive web survey where you enter information about:
    • Yourself in general
    • Alcohol use patterns
    • Family history
    • You also fill out the World Health Organizations ADUIT
  • You then received personalized feedback that compares your results to national and local college results.
  • Takes 6-7 minutes; self-guided; no face-to-face contact with counselor or administrator.
  • To use this program you need:

Self-Check: Marijuana e-Check-Up to Go

  • Interactive web survey where you enter information about:
    • Yourself in general
    • Demographic information
    • Smoking habits
    • Family history
    • Experiences that occur during and after use
  • You then received personalized feedback that compares your results to national and local college results.
  • Takes 6-7 minutes; self-guided; no face-to-face contact with counselor or administrator.
  • To use this program you need:

In-Person, Individualized Programs

Basics (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students)

  • 3 session program that walks you through conversations that illuminate your social habits and patterns such as:
    • your relationships with friends
    • how your social behaviors compare to other MIT students
    • what role your alcohol use plays within these contexts
    • this program acts as a social check-in for those times when you feel that maybe your social life has become too much to handle.
    • YOU decide what, if anything, you’d like to change

Intensive Individual Sessions

  • For students who are attempting to make changes with regard to their high-risk alcohol or drug use and need longer term support than what is offered through the other programs or for whom the group option may not be an appropriate fit.
  • This is limited to 5 sessions before referral to other forms of support

In-Person, Group Programs
Choices

  • Brief alcohol abuse prevention and harm reduction program that involves interactive journaling
  • 90 minute, facilitator-led discussion group
  • Students are presented with information and have the opportunity to reflect on their own drinking habits as it relates to the information presented
  • Program is non-confrontational—serves as a way to help students to make their own decisions about alcohol consumption

Alcohol Intervention Group

  • Weekly education/counseling group that helps students:
    • Identify harmful behaviors
    • Implement risk reduction techniques to reduce likelihood of short-term and long-term negative consequences related to alcohol use.
    • 10-session, open, rolling enrollment format, facilitated by licensed and trained substance abuse professionals from greater Boston area
    • Curriculum focuses on:
      • Self-awareness
      • Personal responsibility
      • Self-motivation
      • Identification and restoration of personal values that have been affected by and cause alcohol abuse

Other Drug Intervention Group

  • Weekly education/counseling group
  • Helps students identify harmful behaviors and implement risk reduction techniques to reduce likelihood of short-term and long-term negative consequences of drug use.
  • 10 session, open, rolling enrollment facilitated by licensed and trained substance abuse professionals from greater Boston area.
  • Curriculum focuses on:
    • Self-awareness
    • Personal responsibility
    • Self-motivation
    • Identification and restoration of personal values that have been affected by and cause drug abuse.

  Alcohol and Drug Testing

  • Available to students voluntarily and through the Committee on Discipline's recommendation
  • Used to help students abstain from the use of alcohol or other drugs
  • Free and conveniently located on campus

Alcohol and Narcotics Anonymous

  • Meetings based on a 12-step model that promotes sobriety from alcohol and other drugs
  • Meetings held both on campus and within surrounding community
  • For more information on meetings across the greater Boston area: http://www.aabosmeetings.org/search.aspx

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