The e-CHUG (electronic Check-Up to Go) is an interactive web survey that allows college and university students to enter information about their drinking patterns and receive feedback about their use of alcohol. The assessment takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor or administrator. This is not meant to be a formal self-assessment or diagnosis of whether or not you have a drinking problem. Instead this tool will increase your alcohol knowledge and your awareness about your own behaviors and the choices you make.
When you access the e-CHUG, you are prompted to enter information about yourself. In addition to demographic information, it will ask you to enter information about your drinking habits, family history, and to complete the World Health Organization's AUDIT.
After all information has been entered, you submit the form. The information you entered is then validated and processed. The e-CHUG calculates a number of variables and compares your responses to national and local college norms. Then, your personalized feedback is displayed in an easy-to-read format.
Click here to access e-CHUG.
The Zone gives you a ton of ideas and information on how to be safe while drinking, how to have fun without drinking, and how to handle peer pressure to drink. Explore all the different topics.
Access the Beer Free Zone here
Below is a list of some very cool interactive websites that use videos, music, graphic images, and personal testimonies to describe the gross, bad, and ugly facts of alcohol use.
Campus and community referral sources:
UIC Counseling Services
1600 W. Harrison St. suite 2010 Chicago, IL 60607 312-996-3490
UIC In-Touch Hotline
(6pm - 10:30pm) 312-996-5535
UIC Family Medicine
722 W. Maxwell St. suite 235 Outpatient Care Center (OCC) 312-996-2901
UIC Wellness Center
750 S. Halsted St. suite 238 Chicago, IL 60607 312-413-2120
Chicago Alcoholics Anonymous
180 N Wabash Ave, Ste 305 Chicago, IL 60601 312-346-1475
For a complete listing of resources, access the University and Community Resources for Alcohol and Other Drug Services.
If you're a UIC student or staff with a class, student / Greek organization, or residence hall and want a free training on alcohol facts and responsible drinking, just call the Wellness Center. We ask that you fill out a workshop request form and book your session at least three weeks in advance. Click here for more information.
Monday October 19 - Friday October 23th 2009
This event promotes responsible drinking, stresses personal responsibility, provides practical safety tips, and positive choices students can make to protect themselves and their friends.
Check out the Calendar of Events for a full listing of events.
For a list of Wellness Center events, go to Services.
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