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Alcohol and Other Drug Services

Counseling and Psychological Services offers a variety of services for students concerned about their drinking or drug use.

Alcohol, Cannabis, and Prescription Drug Screening Tools

Free and anonymous screenings are available for alcohol use, prescription drug use, and cannabis use.

These self-assessment screening tools provide an anonymous evaluation, immediate feedback and contact information for a variety of resources and referrals offered at the university and in the community. Take an assessment now at


This course is a total of two hours that will assist you in obtaining knowledge of your substance use and how to avoid associated negative consequences. The first one-hour session will focus on gathering information about your alcohol and drug use. The second one-hour session will examine college substance use trends, implementing critical thinking, navigating social and environmental influences, and understanding physiological processes associated with substance use. The course will conclude with creating a plan unique for every individual who is interested in making healthy and positive changes to their alcohol and drug use. The group is collaborative and non-judgmental.

There is a cost associated with completing this course. The charge will be applied directly to your student account by CAPS staff. It is important for you to know that your account will have the CAPS department name and billing amount on it. No other information is provided on what the charge is for. If you have any additional questions about the charge for Group BASICS, please contact CAPS.

Alcohol and Drug Psychoeducation Workshop

This educational workshop, spanning two 2-hour sessions, teaches students how to avoid negative consequences related to their substance use. Topics covered include:

  • Physiological Effects of Alcohol and Cannabis
  • Critical Thinking: Preventing Negative Substance Use Outcomes
  • Assertiveness Training: Protecting Yourself and Others from Harm
  • Social and Environmental Influences on Substance Use

The workshop fulfills the alcohol education requirement for diversion.

For pricing information or to schedule, call (402) 472-7450.

BASICS: Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention of College Students

BASICS can help you increase your awareness of your drinking behaviors and help you make adaptive changes in your alcohol decision-making. It includes two 50-minute sessions. The first includes a brief survey and an interview with a clinician to gather information about your drinking. In the second session, you’ll receive personalized feedback from the findings to help you explore your personal values and beliefs about alcohol. Sessions are collaborative and non-judgmental, although the therapist may provide you with recommendations.

For pricing information or to schedule, call (402) 472-7450.

CASICS: Cannabis Screening and Intervention of College Students

CASICS utilizes the same approach and philosophy as BASICS except that it is specifically designed to address marijuana use concerns.

For pricing information or to schedule, call (402) 472-7450.

Substance Use Evaluations

This service utilizes a thorough interview and testing of your drinking and drug use for the purpose of making formal recommendations about the possible need for treatment. The court system often requires an evaluation of a person with legal charges related to alcohol and drug-related offenses. Counseling and Psychological Services can conduct evaluations and help you find treatment options that will suit your needs.

For pricing information or to schedule, call (402) 472-7450.

Individual Counseling

If you struggle with unhealthy alcohol behaviors, we offer a safe, confidential place where you can slow down, think out loud, get support and start finding solutions. We do not provide individual therapy services for students required by law (outside of campus-related violations and charges) to seek treatment for a legal offense, but we can help you find resources to meet your needs.

For pricing information or to schedule, call (402) 472-7450.

Alcoholics Anonymous

We are happy to provide recommendations and meeting schedules of other Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, and support groups within the Lincoln community.

Alcoholics Anonymous Narcotics Anonymous Collegiate Recovery Community

Collegiate Recovery Community

There is currently a group of students at UNL who are dedicated to a sober lifestyle. Activities range from sober tailgating at sporting events, attending recovery-oriented meetings, and hosting a number of fun activities throughout the course of the year. For more information or to directly contact Collegiate Recovery, please visit

Support for Family and Friends Affected by a Loved One’s Substance Use

Students are encouraged to call Counseling and Psychological Services to discuss problems they face pertaining to a loved one’s substance use issues. Counseling and Psychological Services clinicians can assist you or a loved one in finding the help you need to deal with issues involving substance use. These counselors can help you assess, intervene and provide treatment options on and off campus.

For pricing information or to schedule, call (402) 472-7450.

Resources – An alcohol and drug addiction recovery website with a treatment center finder.


Bringham Scott

Brigham Scott, PsyD
Alcohol & Drug Services Coordinator/Staff Psychologist
Phone: (402) 472-7450