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Alcohol and Drugs

For Students, Staff, and Faculty

Our resources are intended to inform so that you can keep yourself and those around you at a reduced risk from harm. Familiarize yourself with University expectations by reviewing the University Alcohol Policy, Code of Student Conduct, and Drug Free Schools Act.

Curious about your use of alcohol or cannabis?

Students, faculty, or staff are recommended to start their exploration by taking the AUDIT (Alcohol) or CUDIT (Cannabis); individuals will receive a risk level, protective strategies, and recommendations, which may include some of the following resources.

  • 360 Proof (Alcohol) or the Echeckup To Go Cannabis. An individual enters brief information about their use and receives a personalized feedback report.
  • Under the Influence (Alcohol) (Click on Take an Online Course, Select Enroll in a Course, Enter control number ILSTUTI) or Marijuana 101 (Click on Take an Online Course, Select Enroll in a Course, Enter control number ILSTTHC). This is a more thorough personalized feedback experience which takes 1-2 hours.

Preventing Accidental Drug Poisoning: Narcan Training

This drop-in training for students, staff, and faculty is 45-50 minutes in length and provides information about:

  • Opioids, fentanyl, and the growing number of fake pills in distribution
  • What happens when a person experiences an accidental drug poisoning.
  • Ways we can help prevent accidental drug poisonings.
  • How to care for a person who is experiencing a poisoning.
  • Local efforts to reduce accidental drug poisonings and provide support to individuals who actively use substances and their families/friends.
  • Individuals who complete this training will be provided with Narcan and Fentanyl Test Strips upon request.

Scheduled Narcan Trainings:

    • February 26, 2-3 p.m., 250F McCormick Hall
    • March 22, 11 a.m.-12p.m, Student Affairs staff only. Sign-up
    • April 30, 2-3 p.m., 250F McCormick Hall

Narcan and Fentanyl Test Strips Available at Health Promotion and Wellness
A brief, 5-minute training is required. Anonymous pick-up in the Health Promotion and Wellness office located in McCormick Hall 187 on:

      • Mondays, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
      • Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-1:45, 3-4:30
      • Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
      • Thursdays, 8 a.m.-1:45, 3-4:30
      • Fridays, 8 a.m.-4:30

Please contact Jamie Laurson at with questions.

Individual Meetings: BASICS and ICHAMP

Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) and ICHAMP Cannabis Screening and Intervention for College Students are evidence-based interventions designed to help college students gain insights about their individual relationships and associated risks with alcohol or cannabis.At the end of the BASICS and ICHAMP process, students decide whether or not to make changes to reduce their risks with alcohol/cannabis and are assisted in creating a self-generated plan of action. BASICS and ICHAMP occur over two sessions, both of which are 50 minutes in length. Between the sessions, students will complete several brief personal assessments that will be reviewed and processed during the second session.If you are interested in scheduling BASICS or ICHAMP, a limited number of appointments will be available through web booking; please contact Jamie Laurson at or call (309) 438-2564 for additional appointment times.


Recovery for Redbirds

If you are a student who is in recovery from alcohol, cannabis/marijuana or other drugs, or someone who supports a recovery lifestyle, you may be interested in Recovery for Redbirds, a program supporting ISU students. For more information please contact or call Jamie Laurson at (309) 438-2564.

Resources and Recovery

Alcoholics Anonymous

Tuesdays, Welcome Home Group, 6 p.m., currently meeting on Zoom (please click on the Alcoholics Anonymous link below for Zoom information). Note that many local meetings remain virtua

Additional meetings exist in the local community, especially if a student has access to transportation options; most are within two to three miles of campus. To view more local options, please visit: