Counseling & Psychological Services

Information & Self-Screenings
Drugs & Alcohol

How much is too much?

If I can buy it at a store, is it really that dangerous?

Everybody does it….right?

It often seems like alcohol and other substances are an expected part of college life…or and expected part of life in general.

Substance use is often pictured with parties and celebrations…but substance use can also have significant negative consequences. Make your decisions about using substances well informed and responsible.

Excessive alcohol use is a major cause of disease, injuries, violent crime, lost productivity at work and school as well as family and social problems. Alcohol abuse and dependence result in 100,000 deaths per year in the United States.

It is true that moderate alcohol consumption is safe for many people and may even have health benefits. But – do you know what low-risk drinking is? Many people don't realize they have an alcohol problem, or are at risk for one, because no one asks them about their drinking patterns.

The following screenings can help you assess your own alcohol consumption patterns, and learn if you are at risk of experiencing negative consequences of drinking now or in the future. All responses are anonymous.

  • - sponsored by Join Together, a project of The Partnership at and Boston University School of Public Health.
  • Screening for Mental Health, Inc – a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the improvement of mental health by providing the public with education, screening, and treatment resources.

So you think your substance use is the same as everyone else your you know for sure? Complete the eCHECKUP TO GO for alcohol or marijuana and see where you are compared to other IUPUI students and college students across the nation. Using your results, you will also receive feedback about the cost and potential negative consequences associated with your level of use.

The eCHECKUP TO GO programs are personalized, evidence-based, online prevention interventions for Alcohol & Marijuana developed by counselors and psychologists at San Diego State University.

eCHECKUP for Alcohol (eChug)

eCHECKUP for Marijuana (eToke)