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CASICS

 

CAnnabis Screening and Intervention for College Students (CASICS) consists of two one hour one-on-one sessions with a Wellness Coordinator. The focus of these sessions is to learn more about the student, their marijuana use pattern, and working collaboratively toward preventing such incidents from occurring again. During these sessions, the student completes an online assessment.

CASICS is a brief intervention program for students who have violated the drug policy at the University of Tennessee and meet criteria for being at higher risk. The Center for Health Education and Wellness staff conducts CASICS in two one-on-one meetings with students. Motivational Interviewing techniques are the foundation for CASICS to meet students where they are to elicit change. The purpose of these meetings is to assess current pattern of use, engage students in a dialogue about their use, and provide resources.

Students are typically sanctioned to complete these sessions as a part of an drug violation; however, any student may volunteer to meet with the Wellness Coordinator due to concerns or questions regarding their personal use of marijuana.

For more information, email Rebecca Juarez at wellness@utk.edu or by phone at (865) 974-5725.

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