Counseling Center - Alcohol and Drug Services
Welcome all students who are viewing the Kean Counseling Center Alcohol and Drug Services information and resource page. We hope that the information you find here will be useful in your efforts to address substance use concerns for yourself and that of family or friends.
Our alcohol and drug services reflect a range of prevention and intervention programs tailored to the university community. For more information, resources, and links please see details below or call the Kean Counseling Center to schedule an appointment.
Kean Counseling Center is available to provide a one-on-one individual screening. This is a consultation and personalized recommendations are provided to the student.
Kean University students who are interested in individual counseling in the area of alcohol and other drug concerns are offered sessions through the Counseling Center. Treatment takes a brief motivational approach designed to increase a student’s reflective state concerning their alcohol and/or drug use. The approach emphasizes choices and personal responsibility. Treatment includes a once a week session and can be supplemented by outside support groups.
Early Intervention and Educational Programs
Some students make high risk choices around alcohol and other drugs and may require intervention and educational programs. The programs are designed to meet the individual needs of students who have violated Kean University’s alcohol and other drug policies. These students can be referred by various offices at Kean University. They include the Office of Student Conduct, Residence Life, Athletics, and Student Life and Leadership. Additionally, students may refer themselves to our services. The educational programs are designed to meet individual needs of students who have made high risk choices around substances. The components of the early intervention and educational programs are as follows:
- Choices I: is a specialized program for students who are found in violation of Residence Life or University alcohol policy. The program involves an individual substance evaluation and participation in two (2) psycho-educational groups. This is a brief alcohol abuse prevention and harm reduction program involving interactive journaling. Students are presented with information and then are able to reflect on what they have learned as it relates to their choices about drinking in their personal journals. The program is presented in a non-confrontational manner that allows students to make their own choices about alcohol consumption.
- Choices II: is a specialized program for students who are found to be in violation of Residence Life or University alcohol policy for a second time. The requirements are an individual substance evaluation and participation in three (3) psych- educational groups. The program follows the Choices I format.
- Alternatives: is a specialized program for students who are found in violation of the Residence Life or University other drug policy. The requirements of the program are an individual substance evaluation and participation in a five (5) week psycho-educational group. This is a brief drug abuse prevention program involving interactive journaling. Students are presented with information and then are able to reflect on what they have learned as it relates to their choices. Students are also required to complete the e-toke assessment.
If students are assessed for any of the above programs and their substance use requires a higher level of treatment than the Counseling Center can provide, students are given a referral to an outside treatment facility where they can also fulfill their mandate.
The electronic Check-Up to Go (e-Chug) is a brief, self-assessment that provides you with personalized feedback on your alcohol use. Resources will be made available within the Kean Counseling Center or community should you need assistance.
Link: Kean University e-Chug
The electronic THC Online Knowledge Experiences (e-Toke) is a marijuana specific brief assessment that provides you with personalized feedback on your use. Resources will be made available within the Kean Counseling Center or community should you need assistance.
Link: Kean University e-Toke
If you are interesting in taking a quick, free, anonymous Alcohol Screening Survey to determine if a professional consultation would be of assistance to you, click here to visit the Kean Counseling Center main website. Additionally, free screenings are also available for depression, eating disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety.
Self Help Resources
- Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Prevention
- American Council for Drug Education
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
- Facts on Tap: this is a resource guide for college students providing information on a variety of alcohol related topics including: alcohol and your body, prescription and medications, alcohol and sex, etc.
- National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
- National Institute of Health