Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention and Educational Services

Self-Help Resources

eCHECKUP TO GO Online Programs 

Alcohol eCheckup to Go

Alcohol eCheckupToGo 

You can take a self survey offered by Student Wellness Services to check on your alcohol use.  It is a free interactive assessment and feedback tool that was specifically developed for use with college students. Your answers are STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. Your name is not attached to this form and no personal identifiable information from this survey will be stored. After completing a confidential questionnaire about your alcohol use, you will receive personalized feedback about:

  • Your individual pattern of alcohol use
  • Your risk patterns
  • Your aspirations and goals
  • Helpful resources at University of Northern Iowa and in your community  

If you would like to talk about the results of your personalized feedback from the survey, staff from Student Wellness Services are available to meet with you. Schedule a meeting 

Cannabis eCheckup ToGoCannabis eCheckup to go is an interactive assessment and feedback tool that was specifically developed for use with college students. After completing a confidential questionnaire about your cannabis use, you will receive accurate and personalized feedback about:

      • Your individual pattern of cannabis use

      • Your risk patterns

      • Your aspirations and goals

      • Helpful resources at University of Northern Iowa and in your community  

Who can use Cannabis eCHECKUP TO GO?

This Cannabis eCHECKUP TO GO program was purchased for the exclusive use of, and tailored to, University of Northern Iowa. This online program is appropriate for any UNI student who is concerned about their cannabis use and how it compares to other students.

Some UNI students complete the Cannabis eCHECKUP TO GO program to fulfill an educational sanction through the university. 

Cannabis eCHECKUP TO GO APPOINTMENT

 

A Cannabis eCHECKUP TO GO appointment consists of a one-on-one, confidential consultation with a facilitator from the department of Student Wellness Services. The appointment takes approximately 90 minutes and will take place in the Student Health Center. During this session, the student meets their facilitator, completes the Cannabis eCHECKUP TO GO online program, reviews their results with the facilitator, and if appropriate, identifies potential changes that could work to help reduce their risk for developing future cannabis-related problems.

 

BAC Calculator

A BAC calculator can be used as a prevention tool to plan ahead for a particular drinking occasion to stay in your sweet spot. This is only a guide... not a guarantee.

 

ULifeline

ULifeline offers students a mental health screening tool, information about mental health issues geared towards you, and resources for learning more and getting help. Screening options include alcohol and drugs, depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, suicide, stress, cutting and more. 

ULifeline

Go to Ulifeline.org/uni/ and check out the Self-Evaluator. Be proactive about your mental health!

Self-Help Apps 

Addiction Apps

24/7 Resources

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline (319) 291-3627: The hotline can transfer the caller to a volunteer. These volunteers, who are in addiction recovery, can provide emotional support and/or meeting accompaniment
  • Al-Anon & Alateen Hotline (319) 291-3660: Both support groups are open to anyone who feels his or her life has been or is being affected by close contact with a problem drinker. Al-Anon & Alateen have one purpose: to help families and friends of compulsive drinkers. We are not affiliated with any religion. Members are anonymous and anonymity is a cornerstone of both programs. What is said in meetings and member to member must be held in strict confidence. The group is entirely self-supporting through member contributions and using a 12-step approach.
  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Hotline - (319) 291-8803: NA is a group of recovering addicts who live without the use of drugs. There are no fees for meeting attendance. The hotline provides information regarding local meeting times and places.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1 (800) 273-TALK: The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 
  • Statewide Crisis Line 1-800-332-4224: *The Foundation 2 Crisis Line is Certified by the American Association of Suicidology.
  • Crisis Text Line (Text HOME to 741741): Text a trained staff person who will respond via text to provide student crisis support and refer to additional resources if needed.
  • Your Life Iowa (yourlifeiowa.org): 24/7, free and confidential support for problems with alcohol, drugs, mental health, and gambling.

  • Quitline Iowa (quitlineiowa.org): Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for free coaching, a customized quit plan, information, referrals, and more. 

 

Alcohol and Drug Recovery

The BACCHUS Network™ is a university and community based network focusing on comprehensive health and safety initiatives. It is the mission of this non-profit organization to promote student and young adult based, campus and community-wide leadership on health and safety issues. https://www.naspa.org/constituent-groups/groups/bacchus-initiatives

 

For over 60 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. CDC is committed to programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death and disability, thereby ensuring a long, productive, healthy life for all people. http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/index.htm