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Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Program

Healthcare and Wellness Services and Counseling Services work in partnership with faculty, staff, students and others to foster a campus culture that embraces an emphasis on drug and alcohol use disorder prevention awareness

The university will provide programs that increase awareness, connect students to campus and community resources, and engage students about making responsible choices regarding alcohol and drug use in order to maintain a safe and healthy campus community that supports the academic and personal achievement of our students.  

The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Program provides information and resources to help university community members make responsible choices regarding alcohol and illicit drugs. Metropolitan State University complies with, and supports, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees policy governing alcohol and other drugs on campus, the Drug Free Schools Community Act, the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (1986), the Drug Free Workplace Act, the Camus Security Act, Minnesota State Law and Federal Legislation.


Self-assessment screenings and educational programs

Online alcohol and drug awareness self-assessment modules provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the impact of alcohol and other drugs in your life. Both eCHUG and eTOKE are interactive personal screening tools that allow students to enter information about their drinking patterns or marijuana use and receive feedback about their use of alcohol or marijuana in a confidential setting. The assessment is self-guided and takes only 10 minutes to complete. After completing the module, you are not required to meet with a counselor, however if you would like to, make an appointment with Counseling Services.

  • eCHUG: Allows students to have an understanding of their current alcohol use, as well as how they can make healthier and safer choices.
  • eTOKE: Allows students to have an understanding of their current marijuana use, as well as how they can make healthier and safer choices.
  • Quitplan: Provides an array of services designed to assist you in conquering your tobacco addiction and become 100 percent tobacco-free. The program provides support, free services and tools, and the ability for you to pick the ones that are right for you.

Educational and treatment programs

Metropolitan State University provides periodic information for employees and students to foster a drug and alcohol-free environment. Counselors are available to assist students in dealing with personal concerns that might interfere with their academic work while at the university. Services are free and confidential, and can be arranged by contacting Counseling Services. 

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to all university employees. EAP can assist employees by providing a professional assessment of a possible alcohol or drug problem. The mission of EAP is to provide confidential, accessible services to individual employees and state agencies in order to restore and strengthen the health and productivity of employees and the workplace.

For additional information, go to the MN Management and Budget website or to speak to an EAP Counselor by phone at: 651-259-3840 or 1-800-657-3719. You may also contact the university Human Resources Department. 

Community area substance use disorder treatment center referrals include:

Recovery Resource Center
1900 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Fairview Recovery Services
2450 Riverside Avenue, Mpls, MN 55454
Intake: 612-672-2736
Hotlines: 612-672-6600; 612-672-2736

St. Joseph Hospital Healtheast Behavioral Care
69 West Exchange Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Regions Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program
445 Etna Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106

Hazelden Foundation
15245 Pleasant Valley Rd
Center City, MN 55012

Juel Fairbanks Chemical Dependency Services
806 North Albert Street
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Additional substance use disorder treatment centers can be found at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration official website.