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AOD CLINICAL SERVICES


INITIAL ASSESMENT
Students present for an initial interview for the AOD Interventionist to obtain data about the studentís substance use history, to develop a preliminary impression of the studentís presenting concerns, and to explore the studentís motivation for treatment.
INDIVIDUAL THERAPY
Brief individual therapy focuses on current substance use issues and concerns. The goal of the work is to promote individual growth and to develop the coping skills necessary to manage emotional discomfort productively.
COUPLES THERAPY
Brief couples therapy focuses on current substance abuse issues and concerns affecting the relationship.
GROUP THERAPY
Groups are compromised of 6-10 students. Groups meet 1-1/2 hours weekly. CMHS offers a variety of substance abuse groups based on clientsí needs.
  • Relapse and Prevention: This group is designed for students who are in the process of maintaining their sobriety. The group supports and promotes participantsí efforts to stop alcohol and other drug use.
  • Substance abuse: This group is designed for students who are still abusing alcohol or others drugs. The goal of this group is to support and motivate readiness for change regarding patterns of use and abuse of substances.
  • Co-occurring: This group is designed for students with a history of mental health concerns as well a history of alcohol or others drugs.
MEDICATION EVALUATION AND MONITORING
Individual sessions are arranged with either a psychiatrist or an advanced practice registered nurse to assess appropriateness for medication as well as to provide ongoing management of medication. Students must have a referral from the AOD Interventionist and/or their therapist to access medication services.
REFERRAL
CMHS works with students to connect with other campus resources as well as with resources in the community if they are in need of services that CMHS does not provide.
CONSULTATION / OUTREACH
University staff and faculty members with questions about the alcohol and / or other drug use of any student are highly encouraged to consult with the CMHS AOD Interventionist and may do so by calling 860.486.4705.

University staff and faculty members interested in an outreach presentation can contact the Interventionist by calling 860.486.4705.
AOD PREVENTION SERVICES
To schedule a BASICS evaluation (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students), MAPP (Marijuana Abuse Prevention Program) and to obtain a schedule of UConn Self Help Groups on campus (e.g. A.A. and AL-ANON weekly meetings) contact:

Department of Alcohol & Other Drugs Prevention Services
860.486.9431 or e-mail: aod@uconn.edu.

OTHER AOD RESOURCES/REFERENCE GUIDE: