Prevention & Recovery Services
Prevention & Recovery Services are designed to support students in moving towards achieving their personal goals and living a health lifestyle. Services help students explore the impact of their use, reduce risk involved and/or achieve sobriety & recovery. UH&CS supports students by providing substance misuse prevention, education, Recovery House living and campus-community alliances.
Services are designed to help students achieve sobriety through substance abuse prevention, education, Recovery House living, and campus-community alliances.
Services Available Include:
These are personalized, evidence-based, online prevention interventions for alcohol & marijuana. They are designed to motivate individuals to reduce their use using personalized information about their own drinking and risk factors. The programs have been designed and are updated with the most current and reliable research available.
An alternative housing option available for students who want to live with other students in a substance-free, recovery-based environment. The RH is open to eligible undergraduate, graduate and professional school students from CWRU, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. Residents strive to develop healthy life skills while remaining free of alcohol, drugs and addictive behaviors, e.g., gambling or video-gaming.
A 3 session, evidenced-based program which utilizes Motivational Interviewing and personalized feedback. It is designed to support students exploring their substance use, reduce risky behavior and harmful consequences, identify changes to help reduce risk and provide education and skills for risk reduction.
Treatment Referral & Case Management
Connecting students who are in need to specialized chemical dependency treatment to programs in our community. Case management will be provided to support the student in meeting their personal recovery goals, achieving academic success and retention. This will also will help with providing necessary documentation when applying for professional licensure.
Individual and Group Counseling
Individual counseling is offered on a short-term basis (up to 12 sessions a year) to develop a personalized recovery plan and develop relapse prevention skills. Group counseling involves a small number of students who meet to discuss a common concern. The supportive atmosphere in group counseling can be of help to many because individuals typically learn that they are not alone with their feelings and experiences.
Cleveland is rich in 12-step and recovery supports. There are several AA and NA meetings adjacent to campus. University Counseling Services works closely with several treatment facilities within the Cleveland area as well as throughout the country. If students choose to seek services elsewhere or need a higher level of treatment, such as inpatient care, they can consult with the counseling center to find treatment to best address their needs.