Alcohol and Other Drugs

Welcome to the Counseling and Consultation Services Alcohol and Other Drugs Page.  This is a valuable resource for members of the IWU community.

Alcohol Use

It may surprise you to know that not every college student chooses to use alcohol.  At IWU, about 35% of the student body report that on the average week they typically do not consume alcohol.  There are many choices students can make when it comes to using alcohol – from abstinence to intoxication.  If you consider the harm reduction approach and what constitutes moderate drinking you will greatly reduce the negative consequences and impairment often associated with over use of alcohol.

If you do choose to drink, it is advised to know your limits and stick within those limits.  Below are some resources and screening instruments to help you understand your relationship with alcohol.  You will find information on underage drinking laws, alcohol screening instruments, facts about alcohol and other information that will help you understand how to stay within healthy limits.  We encourage you to enjoy your time here at IWU in ways that will keep you safe and healthy and not impede on your personal and academic aspirations.


Illinois Wesleyan University's Alcohol and Substance Policy
Alcohol Policy/Judicial Guidelines and Compliance information
concerning the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act (EDGAR Part 86)


Bloomington and Normal Community Standards for Social Hosts

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The electronic alcohol check-up to go...

What is the e-CHUG?

The e-CHUG (electronic Check-Up to Go) is an interactive web survey that allows college and university students to enter information about their drinking patterns and receive feedback about their use of alcohol. The assessment takes about 6-7 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor or administrator.

What Does it do?

When you access the e-CHUG, you are prompted to enter information about yourself. In addition to demographic information, it will ask you to enter information about your drinking habits, and family history.

After the information has been entered, you submit the form. The e-CHUG calculates a number of variables and compares your responses to national and local college norms.

The e-CHUG's individualized feedback includes information that is particularly useful (and sometimes surprising) to college students. It includes:

  • Quantity and frequency of drinking
  • Caloric intake that is displayed in a simple, meaningful format
  • Amount consumed and peak Blood Alcohol Concentration
  • Comparison of drinking to national and local college drinking norms
  • Amount and percent of income spent on alcohol.
  • Tolerance level of the individual to alcohol's effects
  • Personal negative consequences of alcohol use
  • Genetic risk score for developing drinking problems
  • Explanations of results and advice for changes
  • Local referral information for further assistance

The e-CHUG is also a simple way for individuals to find out—in a few short minutes—if a professional consultation might be helpful. If, after completing the screening, you would like to speak with a counselor about your concerns, call the Counseling and Consultation Service at (309) 556-3052 to schedule an appointment for an individual consultation.



What is the e-TOKE?

The e-TOKE is a marijuana-specific brief assessment and feedback tool.  The e-TOKE includes personalized feedback on:

  • Quantity, Frequency, and Pattern of Marijuana Use
  • Amount of Time Spent Under the Influence of Marijuana Compared to Other Activities
  • Amount and Percent of Income Spent on Marijuana
  • Normative Comparisons
  • Negative Consequences of Marijuana Use
  • Readiness and Confidence to Make a Change
  • Links to Campus and Community Resources 


My Student Body - Click here to take the My Student Body

An on-line program designed to help students examine personal beliefs, behaviors and consequences, while highlighting prevention education through interactive tools, peer stories and informational pieces.