Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention and Intervention


Contact Information
Office Hours

Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment

Our office focuses on education and prevention to help students fully understand how a choice to use alcohol and other drugs can affect their health/safety, academic performance, legal standing, and future career.

Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Prevention and Intervention Services provide students with accurate and up-to-date information and implements evidence-based strategies for the reduction of high risk/dangerous drinking and drug use. We seek to emphasize the promotion of positive coping skills and health-enhancing behaviors. In conjunction with Healthy Husky, we empower students to make informed decisions, develop skills that enhance well-being and pursue the lifelong benefits of maintaining a well-balanced lifestyle.

Individual appointments for follow up meetings, for BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) and CASICS (Cannabis Assessment Screening and Intervention for College Students) will be available upon request.

Services We Provide

  • Information and Education on AOD issues
  • BASICS - Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students
  • CASICS - Cannabis Screening and Intervention for College Students
  • Mandated AOD educational workshops for students who have violated the University’s Code of Conduct
  • Individual Follow Up Sessions
  • Support for students who want to make changes regarding AOD use
  • Support for students who were/are in a relationship with family/friends in substance abuse disorder
  • Referral services
  • Husky PAWS (Peer Assisted Wellness Services) educational outreach programming
  • Curriculum infusion (AOD Coordinator)
  • Special events programming (AOD Coordinator and Husky PAWS)
  • Information distribution tables
  • Community service opportunities


ScreenU is a free and confidential online screening tool available to all Bloomsburg University students. It can be completed in as little as 2-3 minutes and can help students identify problem behaviors. The tool offers personalized, non-judgmental feedback, and directs students to nearby support resources.

Alcohol Screening  Marijuana Screening  RX Screening

Programs Offered

  • DUI and U — Discussions and demonstrations, activities of the law, and alcohol's impact on driving performance
  • Friend to Friend: How to Help Someone with an Alcohol or Drug Problem — Identifies warning signals associated with a drinking or drug problem and includes strategies to confront someone
  • Imagine That: Myths, Fallacies, and Facts — Gives strategies for communication about drugs and related issues, as well as identifying high-risk factors and behaviors
  • Women and Alcohol — Provides information for females about the effects of alcohol on their bodies
  • Men and Alcohol — Provides information for males about the effects of alcohol on their bodies
  • Over-the-Counter Drugs — Discussion of over-the-counter drugs and abuse
  • Sex Under the Influence: The Alcohol and Sexuality Content — Small lecture and discussion, including how to use a condom
  • The Amazing History of Tobacco — Discussion of tobacco's history and trends in smoking and chewing in the United States
  • Cost of a Good Night Obstacle Course — Test your ability to maneuver through this fun and educational obstacle course. It follows you from the beginning of your night right through the many consequences that can result from a night of drinking. (Group of 20 people)
  • Alcohol and You — A basic educational program that teaches you how to drink responsibly, calculate your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), and handle the challenges of helping someone with a drinking problem. We can also provide safety tips on how to handle alcohol poisoning and other alcohol related injuries. (Large Group)
  • Mocktails — Enjoy the company of your peers in a safe educational environment that simulates the “party scene.” Mocktails are fun non-alcoholic beverages, of many different varieties. Supplies must be purchased by the group putting on the program. (Large Group)
  • Root Beer Pong — Creates a fun and safe educational experience in a tournament style root beer pong game. Questions will be asked after each round to the winning team to test their knowledge of alcohol and its effects on the body. (8-10 people)
  • Contraception: Your Decision — Discusses the issues surrounding different methods of contraception
  • Contraception Roulette — Why some students take the risk of not using birth control
  • Love Can Be Infection — Learn to communicate with a partner about sexual health issues using video scenarios and role-play
  • For Men Only — Discussion on various men's health issues such as testicular self-examination and contraception
  • For Women Only — Discussion on various women's health issues such as self-breast examinations, pelvic examinations, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and contraception
  • Speed Dating — Infection Game Activity to demonstrate the spread of Sexually Transmitted Disease's (STD's)
  • Smush Roulette — Spin the wheel and take your chance. This program explains ways to avoid STDs and the consequences of unplanned pregnancy while “gambling” in the bedroom. (Group of 20 people)
  • Positively Stressed — An Interactive workshop to help students identify stressors and learn coping methods (Large Group)
  • Jeopardy Game — Fun and educational program that allows you to pick any topic for a group-style jeopardy game. (8-10 people

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