Opportunities Group provides information on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Students may participate upon the recommendation of a Student Assistance Professional. The group either meets once for two or three hours, or for one hour, two or three times.
Brief Intervention Group
Brief Intervention Group is for students experiencing problems related to substance use. A Student Assistance Professional may refer a student to this group after completion of a formal assessment. Brief Intervention consists of individual and group sessions, and lasts five to 10 weeks. We may require a urinalysis to clarify the student’s current substance use pattern.
The goal of Brief Intervention is to help students understand the harmful effects of substance use. We help them find ways to reduce those effects and to boost awareness of the addiction process in general. Non-responsive students may be referred to a higher level of care.