Alcohol Assessment and Substance Abuse
The CCC staff provide alcohol assessment and education for cadets. Each assessment is individualized and based on the particular cadet’s needs.
For more information on alcohol use, dependence, and how to identify a problem, visit special topics.
What constitutes dependence or problem use?
|Complete non-use of substance
||Use of substance in moderation, appropriate behavior, no harm from use (i.e. blackouts, fights, accidents, academic problems.
|An isolated event; a single episode of experiencing a problem or causing harm
||A pattern of use with negative consequences and multiple incidents; using despite knowledge that use causes harm or contributes to problems; use in situations that are physically dangerous (i.e. driving, swimming); moderation is still possible.
|Periodic loss of control in terms of how much you use and/or behavior surrounding use, substance use despite knowledge that causes problems for the individual, substance use criticized by family and/or friends, moderation becomes difficult or impossible.
The "self-assessment" has two different assessments that are free and anonymous. After completing the assessment, you may want to discuss the results further. Please contact our office, 540-464-7667, to schedule an appointment. Please note that these assessments are NOT diagnostic tools and are meant to assess the presence and severity of symptoms.