Referral instructions

If you get a forced referral (FR) to the Substance Abuse Program within Counseling Services for an alcohol and drug screening, follow these steps:

  1. Come to Counseling Services in the Health and Learning Center with a copy of your referral form within five working days.
  2. Once you arrive at Counseling Services, you will need to pay a $50 fee and complete an Alcohol and Drug Inventory and an online survey.
  3. You will be given an appointment to see a Substance Abuse Program counselor. It will be scheduled within one week of your starting the counseling process.
  4. Your first meeting will involve gathering information and providing details about the incident that generated your referral. There will also be more questions about your alcohol and drug use, family history, prior incidents, present stressors, etc.
  5. You will then be scheduled to return to see the same Substance Abuse Counselor, generally within a week or two. You will go over the Personal Assessment, Summary, Information, and Tips (PASIT) form related specifically to your own situation.

You will receive a copy of this form and may be referred to an appropriate class on or off campus or asked to return for additional individual sessions. Classes on campus must be completed within a month. Time frames for completing off-campus referrals will vary, but need to be completed within the time frame given.

    • If you referred off campus, a "Notice of Completion" will be sent to your referral source, informing him or her of this referral and the time frame given for completion.
    • If you are referred to an on-campus class, a "Notice of Completion" will be sent to your referral source once you have completed the class.
  • Please note that if you fail to go to a scheduled appointment or miss a class that you are scheduled to attend, your referral source will be sent a "Notice of Non-Compliance" and you will have 30 days to reinstate the FR process for $25. If you fail to reinstate that process within 30 days, you must get a new referral and pay the $50 origination fee again.