Early Intervention and Education Program Alcohol and Drug Education Program

Despite current educational and prevention efforts, some students make high-risk choices around alcohol and other drug use and need intervention. Students may refer themselves to our office, may be referred by another member of the Prairie View community, or may be mandated to our office through the University Student Conduct Office. The Early Intervention and Education Program (EIEP) is a multilevel educational program designed to meet the individual needs of students who have made high-risk choices.
The Early Intervention and Education Program is designed to meet the individual needs of students referred for drug and alcohol and other conduct violations. In addition to sanctioned referrals, the program offers individual assessment, counseling, and/or treatment referral. NOTE:

  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution: The prevalence of anger and aggression suggests that it is impossible to eliminate them completely. However, it is desirable and feasible to reduce the frequency, intensity, and duration of anger, especially when no real danger exists. The reduction of these aspects of anger will help to lessen the likelihood of the occurrence of aggression, the cluster of behaviors associated with the feeling of anger.
  • Alcohol and Drug: A brief alcohol and drug abuse prevention and harm reduction program for college students involving interactive journaling. Has as its primary goal, to move a student in the direction of reducing risky behaviors and harmful effects from drinking, as opposed to focusing explicitly on a specific drinking goal such as abstinence or reductions in drinking.  Throughout the course students are presented with information and then they are able to reflect on what they have learned as it relates to their choices about drinking in their personal journals. The program is presented in a non-confrontational manner that enables students to make their own decisions about alcohol consumption. Because the central focus of this program is to help students make informed choices.