Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Program
Three Tiers of Service Provision
CAPS provides alcohol and other drug services to actively enrolled Purdue University students. These services may satisfy university and/or legal sanctions, or provide support for students as they seek help for a substance abuse problem.
Services for university disciplinary and/or legal sanctions
Services for students seeking help for substance abuse
Individual and group therapy services are offered. These sessions provide the opportunity for students to address concerns they may have regarding their substance use. However, therapy services of this nature cannot be substituted for any court ordered or university sanctioned programs. Therapists will not write letters for court related issues.
Referrals for more intensive addiction treatment services
Students who require addiction treatment, which is more intensive than what can be offered through CAPS brief therapy model, are referred to an outside agency. CAPS does not provide detox services. In these cases, CAPS will help facilitate referral to an appropriate program in Lafayette or Indianapolis.
For further questions about the services offered by the Alcohol and Other Drug Program, please contact Colleen Maguire, Ph.D., HSPP.