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BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention of College Students) is a preventative alcohol abuse intervention program designed specifically for college students.
BASICS is conducted over the course of two 50-minute interviews. These brief and focused interventions prompt students to be aware of their drinking pattern. The first session gathers information about the student’s drinking via brief surveys and an interview with a clinician. A second session provides the student with personalized feedback from the findings that helps them explore their personal values and beliefs about alcohol.
The intention is to increase a student’s awareness of their drinking behaviors and assist them in making adaptive changes in their decisions with alcohol. There may be recommendations provided to the student, but the sessions are conducted from a collaborative and non-judgmental approach
For pricing information or to make an appointment for BASICS, call 402.472.7450.
CASICS (Cannabis Screening and Intervention of College Students) utilizes the same approach and philosophy as BASICS. However, CASICS is specifically designed to address issues related to marijuana use.
For pricing information or to make an appointment for CASICS, call 402.472.7450.
This service utilizes a thorough interview and testing of a person’s drinking and drug use for the purpose of making formal recommendations about the possible need for treatment. The court system often requires an evaluation of a person with legal charges related to alcohol and drug related offenses.
CAPS can conduct evaluations and assist the student find treatment options that will suit their needs.
For pricing information or to make an appointment for an evaluation, call 402.472.7450.
Individual counseling sessions are available through CAPS for students who struggle with unhealthy alcohol behaviors. CAPS offers a safe, confidential place where a student can slow down, think out loud, get support and start finding solutions.
Note: Our clinic does not provide individual therapy services for students who are required by law (outside of campus related violations and charges) to seek treatment for a legal offense. However, CAPS can assist in finding resources to meet your needs.
To make an appointment, call 402.472.7450.
CAPS provides a free weekly group for students that want to make better decisions about their alcohol and/or drug use. It is not Alcoholics Anonymous or treatment. Abstinence is not required to attend the group.
Past groups have demonstrated an eclectic mix of students who vary greatly in their level of use, but are able to assist each other in making adaptive changes regarding their substance use. It is a place where a student can speak honestly about their current use and get feedback without feeling judged or pressure to change.
The group is free for University of Nebraska-Lincoln students.
Meetings are held every Wednesday from 4 - 5 p.m. in 118 Benton Hall across from the University Health Center.
Alcoholics Anonymous on Campus meets Fridays at noon in the basement of St. Mark's on the Campus Episcopal Church & Student Center (1309. R St., across from the Nebraska Union). For questions, call Luke at 402.540.6165.
CAPS would also be happy to provide recommendations and meeting schedules of other Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and support groups within the Lincoln community.
Alcoholics Anonymous: http://lincaa.org
Narcotics Anonymous: http://nebraskana.org
CAPS can provide the name and phone number of students that currently attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who are dedicated to helping others with alcohol- and drug-related difficulties They are willing to candidly answer questions about challenges and benefits of being sober while attending a major university.
Student mentors are a valuable resource regarding sober lifestyles and managing stress in a healthy manner. They are willing to share their personal experience of getting and staying sober.
If you are interested in speaking to a student mentor, call 402.472.7450.
Students are encouraged to call CAPS to discuss problems they face pertaining to a loved one's substance use issues.
Clinicians at CAPS are here to assist you or loved ones in finding the help you need to deal with issues involving substance use. These counselors can help you assess, intervene and provide treatment options on and off campus.
The Adult Children of Alcoholics Support Group is a free, confidential meeting for University of Nebraska-Lincoln students. It meets Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. in Benton Hall, Room 118.
For more information on these services, call 402.472.7450.
Counseling and Psychological Services has received a grant from transforming youth recovery and is implementing a program to provide support, services and activities specifically for students who are in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Anticipated facets to the community include support groups, social activities, sober housing, providing alcohol and drug education outreach on campus and becoming a registered student organization. If you or anyone you know are interested in becoming part of the recovery community on campus, contact Brigham Scott, PsyD: 402.472.7450.
Also, check out our webpage with transforming youth recovery to find allies of recovery and substance use treatment on campus and in the Lincoln community: http://collegiaterecovery.capacitype.com/node/1529.
- Addictionresource.com – An alcohol and drug addiction recovery website with a treatment center finder.
Brigham Scott, PsyD
Alcohol and Drug Services Coordinator/Staff Psychologist