First Steps:echeckup-screenshotetoke
Before you decide to pursue this program, you can assess your personal use of alcohol and/or marijuana by clicking on the eCheckUp or e-Toke images.

A Guided Self-Help Program – How to Quit or Reduce Alcohol and/or Marijuana Use

Is this program for YOU? If you think some of your problems are caused by your use of alcohol or marijuana, this program can help you to quit or cut down.

Students join the program because their substance use is a threat to their health, their relationships or their academics. They are highly motivated to change their pattern of use and make this goal a top priority.

Originally a program for alcohol use, this program has been adjusted for cannabis use disorder. There is no evidence based best practices at this point confirming its success rates with cannabis use. It is not a program for other drugs, other than alcohol and cannabis.

What are the advantages of the program?

  • The program gives you a CHOICE between quitting and cutting down.
  • You LEARN how to make choices that will avoid a more severe substance use disorder.
  • The program is offered ON-CAMPUS and scheduled around your classes.
  • Located in a Health and Counselling Services (HCS) setting where a student’s PRIVACY is respected at all times.

How does it work?

Step 1: Call the Mental Health Nurse for an initial assessment to determine if this program suits your needs. 613-520-2600 ext. 6676

Step 2: If it does, you will set up a time to meet for follow up sessions. If it does not, you will receive information on community resources that better suit your needs.

Step 3: If you begin the program, with the assistance of the Mental Health Nurse you will determine the goal you wish to work toward.

Step 4: Short assignments and tasks will be practised between sessions. The number of sessions is determined on an individual basis.

For more information contact the Mental Health Nurse at (613) 520-2600 ext. 6676 or by email.