Outside class

There are a variety of classes that CU offers to support students as they reflect on their relationship with alcohol and other substance use. Find information about the classes that are offered, cost and how to sign up below.

*These classes are not therapy or substance abuse treatment.

This free, voluntary workshop provides students with a safe, non-judgmental space where they can explore their relationship with substance use and discuss ways to maximize their experience. This 50-minute workshop is available on a drop-in basis. Students of all levels of use or non-use are welcome.

If you are interested in attending this workshop, contact Health Promotion by calling 303-492-2937.

This one-on-one conversation lasts 30 to 50 minutes and helps students explore their relationships with substance use and its impact on their lives. This program helps motivate students toward positive change and to think differently about their use. Individualized resources are provided to students to explore if they are interested after the session.

Cost: $80

Register for AOD SBIRT

Alcohol Impact Circles are designed for participants to learn through dialogue with each other by sharing personal stories and experiences. In this way, the knowledge is owned by the participants rather than the facilitator as they explore themes that include alcohol, risk reduction, secondhand impact, and decision making.

Participants will:

  • Engage in a dialogue focused on storytelling to build community.
  • Practice active listening to discover connections within the Circle.
  • Reflect on the impact of their alcohol use within their community.

Cost: $40

Register for Alcohol Impact Circle

BASICS 1

BASICS 1 consists of two sessions that help students examine their substance use, identify changes that could work for them, and reduce the risk of negative impacts in the future. Students participate in one 50-minute group session followed by a 50-minute individual session two weeks later.

Cost: $140

Register for BASICS 1

BASICS 2

BASICS 2 helps students examine their substance use, explore possible changes that could work for them, and reduce the risk of future negative impacts. Over the course of two 50-minute one-on-one sessions, students receive individualized feedback from a professional facilitator. Sessions occur two weeks apart.

Cost: $140

Register for BASICS 2

BASICS 3

BASICS 3 is the most intensive early intervention meeting. It helps students examine their substance use, explore possible changes that could work for them, and reduce the risk of future negative impacts. Over the course of four 50-minute one-on-one sessions, students receive individualized feedback from a professional facilitator. Sessions occur one week apart.

Cost: $300

To register for BASICS 3, please email health.promotion@colorado.edu.

During a Substance Use Evaluation the evaluator will gather and review the participant’s bio-psycho-social history. The evaluator strives to gain a broad perspective of the participants life, including factors that protect the participant from harm and those that increase risk. The evaluator utilizes assessment tools and may identify diagnosis if present. The evaluator writes a report outlining bio-psycho-social history, diagnosis, and recommendations.

Cost: $300

If you are interested in attending this workshop, email Health.Promotion@colorado.edu.

This one-on-one conversation lasts 30 to 50 minutes and helps students explore their relationships with COVID-19 and its impact on their lives. This program helps motivate students toward positive change. Individualized resources are provided to students to explore if they are interested after the session.

Cost: $80 

To register for COVID19 Early Intervention please email health.promotion@colorado.edu.

This one-on-one 5 to 15 minute conversation with a trained CU undergraduate student intern empowers students to gain deeper understanding and intention in their relationships with substances. This program encourages students to talk with and support each other in their relationships with alcohol and other drugs.

Cost: None

To register for Buffs Discuss Substance Use please email health.promotion@colorado.edu.

For more information about AOD classes contact Health Promotion at 303-492-2937.

Billing Information

With the transition to remote classes, the only forms of payment that can be accepted are credit card payments online with Touchnet or having your class billed to your tuition account. 

If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please contact us at or health.promotion@colorado.edu or through the online portal at least 24 hours prior to your appointment to avoid a $20 late cancellation fee.