Substance Use Assessment

Students who are mandated to receive a clinical assessment at CAPS are usually required to attend 3 sessions (1 assessment session with a CAPS counselor, and 2 additional sessions to be determined by the student and counselor which may be further assessment sessions, 12-step meetings, substance use educational sessions, etc.). Depending on a client’s presenting difficulties, a referral to the CAPS or the community may be recommended.

We encourage students who are mandated for drug/alcohol assessment to schedule their appointments early rather than wait until their deadline for completion. Mandated students have the lowest priority for appointments when there is a waiting list for services. We are happy to furnish students with appropriate referrals to providers off campus.

Self-assessment tools

  • Alcohol eCHECKUP/Marijuana eCHECKUP: these tools will provide you with accurate and personalized feedback about:
  • Your individual drinking pattern/marijuana use
  • Your risk patterns
  • Your aspirations and goals
  • Helpful resources at University of San Francisco and in your community