Student Drug and Alcohol Screening Tool

Posted on 11/13/2019 10:59:03 AM

ScreenU is an anonymous, web-based screening tool to assess risk for alcohol, marijuana, or prescription drug abuse.

ScreenU logoAs we look for ways to ensure retention and persistence of our students, research shows—and we all know—that drug and alcohol use can have a negative impact.

The IUP Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs program, in coordination with the Pennsylvania State System Drug and Alcohol Consortium, was awarded a grant to administer the ScreenU survey to their campuses.

ScreenU is a web-based method that administers screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) to college students. Through three separate screenings, ScreenU identifies students who are misusing alcohol, marijuana, or prescription drugs, and provides feedback and strategies to reduce their risk for experiencing negative consequences from their use. We believe that this tool is valuable in helping our students identify if their alcohol/drug use is problematic and provides them with information and resources.   

Below are the links that IUP faculty members and staff can use to the demo the screenings. If after reviewing them you wish to utilize them, the Screening can be found on the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs website.

ScreenU also allows campuses to upload pre-populated lists of students to make screening large groups and tracking their completion easy. By creating individual campaigns for each target audience, campus administrators can track trends among implementation settings or groups of students. We can create a specific campaign for you if you’d like to track responses.  

ScreenU will provide IUP with a better idea of student substance use patterns and, thus, allow us to custom tailor prevention and intervention services. By implementing this tool, we believe that the information we gather will allow us to work towards a healthier student body.

Please use the following links to access the ScreenU demo: