Alcohol and Other Drug Services
Support for Coping with COVID-19
Dear Kean University students,
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, this may be a difficult time for you or a loved one. You may be experiencing fear and anxiety. Everyone reacts and manages these emotions differently to include, but not limited to, sleep difficulties, change in eating patterns, fear for you or a loved one’s health, increased tobacco, alcohol and other drugs use. Alcohol and Other Drug Services is available to help you get through this stressful and uncertain time. Below are some information and resources that you might find helpful. For Kean University Students seeking help for alcohol and/or drug concerns, for themselves or others, please contact AOD at 908-248-2065.
Stress Management and Self-Care
Free Access to Headspace Plus (Meditation) through 2020
Free Access to Calm-Take A Breath
Online Self Help Support Groups
In the Rooms (free on-line recovery meetings)
Alcoholic Anonymous On-line Meeting Directory
Narcotic Anonymous On-line Meeting Directory
Al-Anon On-line Meeting Directory
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Welcome to the Kean Counseling Center's Alcohol and Drug Services information and resource page. We hope that the information you find here will be useful in your efforts to address substance use concerns for yourself and that of family or friends. Our Alcohol and Drug Services reflect a range of prevention and intervention programs tailored to the University community. For more information, resources and links, please see details below or call the Kean Counseling Center at (908) 248-2065 to schedule an appointment.
The Kean Counseling Center is available to provide a one-on-one individual screening. This is a consultation, and personalized recommendations are provided to the student.
Kean University students who are interested in individual counseling in the area of alcohol and other drug concerns are offered sessions through the Kean Counseling Center. Treatment takes a brief motivational approach designed to increase a student’s reflective state concerning his or her alcohol and/or drug use. The approach emphasizes choices and personal responsibility. Treatment includes once-a-week sessions and can be supplemented by outside support groups.
Early Intervention and Educational Programs
Some students make high-risk choices around alcohol and other drugs and may require intervention and educational programs. The programs are designed to meet the individual needs of students who have violated Kean University’s alcohol and other drug policies. These students can be referred by various offices including the Office of Student Conduct, Residence Life, Athletics, and Student Life and Leadership. Additionally, students may refer themselves to our services. The educational programs are designed to meet individual needs of students who have made high-risk choices around substances. The components of the early intervention and educational programs are as follows:
- Choices I: is a specialized program for students who are found in violation of Residence Life or University alcohol policy. The program involves an individual substance evaluation and participation in two (2) psychoeducational groups. This is a brief alcohol-abuse-prevention and harm-reduction program involving interactive journaling. Students are presented with information and then are able to reflect on what they have learned in their personal journals as it relates to their choices about drinking. The program is presented in a non-confrontational manner that allows students to make their own choices about alcohol consumption.
- Choices II: is a specialized program for students who are found to be in violation of Residence Life or University alcohol policy for a second time. The requirements are an individual substance evaluation and participation in three (3) psychoeducational groups. The program follows the Choices I format.
- Alternatives: is a specialized program for students who are found in violation of the Residence Life or University other drug policy. The requirements of the program are an individual substance evaluation and participation in a five (5)-week psychoeducational group. This is a brief drug-abuse-prevention program involving interactive journaling. Students are presented with information and then are able to reflect on what they have learned as it relates to their choices. Students are also required to complete the e-toke assessment.
If students are assessed for any of the above programs and their substance use requires a higher level of treatment than the Kean Counseling Center can provide, students are referred to an outside treatment facility where they can also fulfill their mandate.
The electronic Check-Up to Go (e-Chug) is a brief self-assessment that provides you with personalized feedback on your alcohol use. Resources will be made available within the Kean Counseling Center or community should you need assistance.
The electronic THC Online Knowledge Experience (e-Toke) is a marijuana-specific brief assessment that provides you with personalized feedback on your use. Resources will be made available within the Kean Counseling Center or community should you need assistance.
If you are interested in taking a quick, free, anonymous Alcohol Screening Survey to determine if a professional consultation would be of assistance to you, click here to visit the Kean Counseling Center's main website. Additionally, free screenings are available for depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety.