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Back to School: Counseling College Substance Abusers
A 2002 study by a National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism task force found that college student drinking contributes to this number of deaths per year.
The Harvard School of Public Health's College Alcohol Study in 2002 found that this percentage of college students met criteria for a diagnosis of alcohol dependence.
Effective substance abuse treatment on college campuses can be complicated by the public's perception that:
a. All college students are on a path toward becoming addicts.
b. Treatment cannot work in this population.
c. University officials do not have the resources to deal with this problem.
In the assessment process, the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI) can be particularly useful for assessing the client who is:
a. just entering college.
b. mandated into treatment.
c. reentering treatment.
Research has shown this counseling approach to be most effective when working with the college-age population.
a. cognitive-behavioral therapy
b. group psychotherapy
c. brief and motivational interventions
Confrontational counseling with a heavy 12-Step emphasis may not be the best approach for the college-age person because he/she may:
a. have limited and compromised insight.
b. shun a spiritually based treatment model.
c. resist working with a counselor.
Treatment gains in this population run a significant risk of being lost posttreatment if a student:
a. returns to a traditional college living arrangement.
b. resumes with a rigorous program of study.
c. reunites with family members.
A common in-house resource for posttreatment support on the college campus is:
a. a student organization.
b. an academic adviser.
c. the college counseling center.
This attitude among many college students presents a special challenge for the clinician.
a. They are too young to have a drinking problem.
b. The rules do not apply to them.
c. Drinking helps them excel in the college environment.
Approximately this percentage of college students who attend some form of counseling present with a substance abuse-related problem.