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AOD Assessments and Screenings

In addition to providing alcohol and other drug education, the UCC is committed to providing treatment options and supportive intervention to all students.

If you are concerned about your own or someone else’s alcohol and/or other drug use, there are several assessment options:

  • Students are welcome to come to the UCC for a brief screening.
  • You can also visit the links listed below. They are quick and easy, anonymous screenings available at any time.
  • The UCC also offers screenings several times during the year at campus events, such as the Wellness Expo and during National Alcohol Screening Day.

How do I know if I or someone else has a problem?

  • Is it interfering with school? (Late to class, hung-over during class, too tired to study, poor grades)
  • Is it interfering with work? (Late to work, calling in all the time, making errors)
  • Is it affecting your relationships? (Fighting while intoxicated, others upset with you because of the drinking/using)
  • Are you engaging in risky behaviors? (Drinking and driving, sex under the influence)
  • Are you engaging in illegal activity? (Selling drugs, providing alcohol to minors)
  • Do you feel guilty, embarrassed? (Feeling badly about your behavior)
  • Have you ever had a black out? (Not remembering chunks of time)
  • Do you drink to get drunk? (Gulping drinks, drinking games)
  • Is drinking/using affecting your reputation? (Party reputation, others don’t take you seriously)
  • Is it affecting your health? (Smoker’s cough, low energy, weight loss/gain)

If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions, stop and consider if your drinking or using is having detrimental effects on your life or your relationships. Take one of the assessments below and/or come by the counseling center for more information. Remember services are free and confidential.

If you suspect someone else has a problem, we recommend the following:

  • Listen to them. Often someone who has a problem with drinking or using drugs needs someone to talk to that they can trust and feel like they won’t be judged.
  • Express concern. Let the person know you are concerned and why. Let them know how their choices are affecting you. You can even send them an e-card.
  • Encourage them to seek help. You can sit with them while they make the phone call. You can walk with them to the Counseling Center. You could even show them our website.
  • Seek help yourself. If you are feeling overwhelmed or uncertain about how to help someone with a substance abuse problem, it may be helpful to consult with a counselor or attend an Al-Anon meeting.

See also:

Alcoholscreening.org

Address & Other Contact Information

Claudia Ayala LPC-S, LCDC
University Counselor/Coordinator of AOD Programming
Claudia.Ayala@tamucc.edu