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Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol use is a common experience for many college students, and, for most, occasional use does not get in the way of what they want to do. However, sometimes students find that their alcohol consumption is interfering with day-to-day activities and/or leads to negative personal or legal consequences. The following self-evaluation may help you determine if you need to consult with a professional:

Self Evaluation

  • Are you in financial difficulty as a result of your drinking?
  • Do you drink alone?
  • Do you require more alcohol to achieve the same effects?
  • Do you drink more often now than when you used to?
  • Do you sometimes gulp your drinks?
  • Do you drink to relax?
  • Do you ever forget things while drinking?
  • Do you keep alcohol hidden for a quick pick-me-up?
  • Is your drinking jeopardizing your academic performance?
  • Have you ever injured yourself or other persons after drinking?
  • Do you drive after using alcohol?
  • Is alcohol affecting your interpersonal relationships?
  • Have you ever needed a morning eye-opener drink?
  • Have you ever felt guilty about your drinking?
  • Have you ever been annoyed by criticism of your drinking?
  • Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?

If a number of the above items apply to you, or if you felt yourself getting defensive while answering these questions, it may indicate that a problem exists and that you may want to take a more detailed look at your drinking behavior. Further evaluation could help you decide if a problem actually exists.

Call Health Services to schedule an appointment with either a counselor or our substance abuse specialist at 218-726-7913.

Alcohol Use Assessment (e-CHUG)

Marijuana use Assessment (e-TOKE)

For more information on alcohol and drug use/abuse, visit our Health Education page.

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