Explore Your Use


The Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo and the Marijuana e-CheckUpToGo are interactive web surveys that allow students to enter information about their drinking or drug use patterns and receive personalized feedback about their use. The assessments take about 10 minutes to complete and require no face-to-face time with a counselor or health care professional. After all the information has been entered, you submit the form. e-CheckUpToGo calculates a number of variables and compares your responses to national and local college norms. Then, your personalized feedback is displayed in an easy-to-read format.

To complete the e-CheckUpToGo you will need:

  • A computer
  • Internet access
  • A JavaScript enabled Internet browser
  • About 15 minutes
  • A printer (to print the feedback and/or a certificate of completion, if desired)

Take Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo now!

Take Marijuana e-CheckUpToGo now!


BASICS (Brief Alcohol/drug Screening and Intervention for College Students) provides an opportunity to explore alcohol and other drug use in a confidential and non-judgmental environment with a health educator.

It is not an abstinence-only program. The goal is to help you make healthy lifestyle decisions. Within two 60-minute sessions, you will receive personalized feedback from a trained professional about your substance use.

BASICS is not intended to diagnosis substance abuse or dependence. You will be referred to CAPS if you require support beyond BASICS. See the Counseling & Other Resources webpage for more information.

To schedule a confidential and free BASICS appointment, contact NUHS Health Promotion & Wellness, 847-491-2146.

Past BASICS participants said they left with:

  • "Some more practical tips for when I am in a partying situation, on how to limit my drinking and still have fun."
  • "More knowledge about the effects of alcohol and a better sense of how to drink responsibly."
  • "A whole new outlook on how drinking should play a role in my life. I feel so much more in control and less at risk of peer pressure."