CASICS (Cannabis Screening and Intervention for College Students)

What is CASICS?

The goal of CASICS at Missouri S&T is to motivate students to reduce risky behaviors associated with marijuana use.  CASICS will provide you with a structured opportunity to assess your own risk, identify potential changes that could work for you, and help you to reduce your risk for developing future problems.

The CASICS program consists of two 60 minute sessions spaced out over a two week span.  The first session includes screening, marijuana education, and goal setting. The second session provides personalized feedback about marijuana use, risk, protective factors, and consequences experienced, as well as norms clarification, ways to reduce future risks, and options to assist in making changes. 

WHO MIGHT BENEFIT FROM CASICS?

CASICS is designed for any student who seeks reduce risky behaviors and harmful consequences of marijuana use, utilizing a harm reduction approach. Participation in CASICS is also designed to assist students who smoke heavily and are experiencing negative consequences as a result of their high risk use. CASICS referrals may be made by any member of the campus community - simply contact Miner Wellness basics@mst.edu, 573.341.4225 or the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, stuaff@mst.edu; students may also voluntarily attend CASICS.

What to Expect

CASICS involves two sessions

Session 1: A 60-minute appointment where you will fill out a screening form and have an opportunity to meet with a CASICS facilitator regarding your current marijuana use.  You must register for session one.

 Session 2: This is a follow-up appointment where we will discuss progress on goals, set-backs, triggers, protective strategies, and barriers to success. This is also a one-on-one session lasting approximately 60 minutes. We will work with you to schedule the session at a time that fits with your schedule.