Loyola University Maryland

Office of Student Support and Wellness Promotion

Education Classes

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ADESS offers a variety of education classes and intervention programs for our students. Students may refer themselves to our office, may be referred by another member of the Loyola community, or may be mandated to our office through the University Conduct Process. For more information, please contact our office at 410-617-2928 or stop by. All Education sessions are held in the ADESS Conference Room, Seton Court 02B.

CHOICES Program: A 90-minute, non-judgmental program that encourages students to reflect on their drinking behaviors and choices; examine risks associated with alcohol or other drug use; build strategies for making safer choices; and obtain accurate information about social norms at Loyola. 

BASICS: A highly flexible, personalized two-session program designed to help students examine their alcohol use through a personalized feedback report; build their knowledge of alcohol and its effects; devise strategies to minimize risks associated with alcohol use; increase their motivation to change current risky behaviors; and identify realistic strategies to reduce their risk for future problems.

Screening: An individual session with a counselor to identify what program(s) or support services will best meet the individual needs of that student.

Brief Intervention for Marijuana (BIM): A personalized two-session program designed to help students examine their marijuana use through a personalized feedback report; build their knowledge of marijuana and its effects; devise strategies to reduce risks associated with marijuana use; increase their motivation to change current risky behaviors; and identify realistic strategies to reduce their risk for future problems. 


Students must register in advance for all sessions. To register, contact ADESS at 410-617-2928 or stop by. Students who have class during the regularly scheduled session must register for an Alternate session. Alternate sessions will be scheduled based on the student’s class schedule.