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Alcohol and Drug Misuse

Are you at risk? What are warning signs of a problem?

How do you know if you or somebody else is developing a problem with alcohol or other drugs? Usually no single sign identifies a problem drinker, but a continuation (repeated use in spite of negative consequences) or pattern of problems can indicate that the person is moving from mild abuse to moderate or serious abuse and getting closer to addiction.

Here is some information explaining responsible alcohol use, abuse and dependency.

If you are concerned about the way you use alcohol, you may want to try the online self assessment (E-Checkup To Go) or get some feedback from a professional (see Chemical Health Consultation below).


eCHECKUP TO GO is a brief confidential self-assessment tool, designed to give students personalized feedback about their alcohol use. The assessment takes about 10 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor or administrator.

Chemical Health Consultation

  • Confidential (the only information released is a notification that the student attended the informal assessment.)
  • An exploration of the student's chemical health.
  • An opportunity to identify potential problem areas.
  • An opportunity to increase the student's insight and awareness into their chemical health decisions.
  • An opportunity to learn (a referral is not meant to be a punitive measure).
  • Usually 2 sessions; about 30 to 45 minutes each.

If you are interested in a Chemical Health Consultation, please contact Student Counseling 320-589-6060.

Alcoholics Anonymous and Treatment