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Alcohol and Other Drug Intervention Program (AIP and MIP)

AIP and MIP are educational programs designed to aid students in making low-risk personal decisions with regard to alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs. AIP and MIP are offered for students mandated by Penn State's Offices of Judicial Affairs, Residence Life or students are able to self-refer. If a student believes that he/she has a problem with drugs or alcohol and would like to participate in the program, there will be no charge for the student who is self-referring.

Alcohol and drug education services offered by Counseling Services and include:  Two 50-minute sessions with the campus counselor.

Program Purpose and Goals

AIP and MIP facilitate services that address:

  • Low risk decision-making by those who choose to use alcohol
  • Support and reinforcement of the decision not to use alcohol and other drugs
  • Intervention and/or referral for those abusing alcoholic beverages and/or other drugs
  • Abstinence education regarding the use of illicit substances
The goals are to:
  • To reduce the likelihood that students will engage in behaviors that result in alcohol-related violations in the future.
  • To reduce alcohol consumption, particularly high-risk drinking patterns and the negative consequence of high-risk drinking to self and others, as well as reduce the impact of high-risk drinking on the community (both on and off campus).
  • To provide accurate information about marijuana and other drugs, and promote low-risk decision-making.

ALCOHOL INTERVENTION PROGRAM

AIP is an educational program aimed toward students involved in low-level alcohol-related violations of University policy.

This program is offered in the form of  two 50-mintue sessions with Counseling Services. Students can schedule this service throughout the semester.  AIP presents accurate information about issues related to alcohol use and abuse and also challenges students' perceptions of the level of use at Penn State. Additionally, AIP provides an opportunity for students to evaluate the consequences of their drinking behavior.

Cost: $75 per student (entire program, NOT per session)

A student who fails to notify the office (within 24 hours of appointment) that he/she will not be able to attend the scheduled appointment will be charged a $20.00 fee in addition to the cost of the program.

Referred students should first complete the online Alcohol Assessment (BASICS), prior to attending sessions with Counseling Services. Further information may also be obtained by contacting Darlene Pasi at (717) 749-6125 or Kathy Swope at (717) 749-6094.

MARIJUANA AND OTHER DURG INTERVENTION PROGRAM

 

 MIP is for students mandated by Penn State's Offices of Judicial Affairs or Residence Life.  Generally, MIP receives referrals for students who are found in possession of small amounts of marijuana or under the influence of marijuana on campus but can be referred for other drug violations.

 MIP is conducted by Counseling Services and consists of two one-hour sessions. The first session is a needs assessment intended to evaluate an individual student's marijuana usage patterns. In the next session, the student interventionist facilitates discussion related to marijuana and the consequences of its use. Other specific information is also often discussed, such as high-risk drinking, designer drugs, unplanned sex, sexual assault, and stress management. Additional therapy sessions may be recommended by Counseling Services.  

 Cost: $75 per student (entire program, NOT per session)

 A student who fails to notify the office (within 24 hours of appointment) that he/she will not be able to attend a scheduled appointment will be charged a $20.00 fee in addition to the cost of the program.   

 Referred students may contact Darlene Pasi at (717) 749-6125.