Substance Use Assessment

At CCS, a substance use assessment is scheduled to discuss your specific concerns, review harm reduction and other coping strategies, and identify any other related mental health concerns. Feedback and recommendations are provided to assist you in meeting your personal and academic goals, and additional treatment options may be identified as part of this process.

You can request to complete a substance use assessment based on your individual concerns/needs or you may be referred to complete a substance use assessment by a NIU department (e.g., Student Conduct, Housing & Dining, Athletic Department, etc.) or faculty/staff member.

NOTE: CCS staff are not certified to complete substance use assessments that are required for legal and/or court-mandated reasons. If you need court-ordered services or information about other substance use treatment resources, contact our office or use the Substance Abuse Treatment Locator sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.