UWM’s Brief Alcohol & Other Drug Screening & Intervention Programs offer students the opportunity to examine their use of and experiences with alcohol and/or other drugs in a nonjudgmental and confidential setting. Offered by the Norris Health Center Office of Health Promotion & Wellness, the goal is to help students make substance use decisions that result in fewer negative consequences.

Students are provided with personalized feedback about their substance use based on information shared by the student through reflection, discussion and survey questions. It is up to the student what to do with the information. If a student is interested in making a change, a range of options will be explored and a plan will be developed. The programs do not provide a diagnosis of substance abuse or dependence.

Programs Offered

Alcohol & Your College Experience (ACE). ACE includes a two-hour group session plus a one-hour individual personalized feedback session with a trained facilitator.
Cannabis Health Education and Your College Experience (CHEC). CHEC includes a two-hour group session plus a one-hour individual personalized feedback session with a trained facilitator.
ACE Modified (ACE-M). ACE-M includes two to three one-hour individual sessions with a trained facilitator and can involve the exploration of alcohol, cannabis and/or other drugs. ACE or CHEC is a pre-requisite for ACE-M for mandated students.


You must be a current UW Milwaukee student to participate in UWM’s Brief Intervention Programs. Participants may be self-referred; referred by a coach, counselor, advisor or other concerned persons; or mandated to participate by University Housing, the Dean of Students Office, other University administrators or a municipal court. If you are 17 years old or younger, a signed parental consent form is required prior to participation.


There is no fee for UWM students who participate voluntarily (not mandated). For mandated students, payment in full is required prior to or upon arrival at the program. Exact cash, check or credit card (Visa or MC) are accepted. Residential students mandated by Housing are charged through PAWS.

Fees for students who are mandated to participate are:
ACE $45.00
CHEC $45.00
ACE Modified $100.00

Sign Up

To register for ACE or CHEC, click here.
To register for ACE-Modified, call 414-229-3712 or email aodresources@uwm.edu.

For more information, contact Health Promotion & Wellness at 414-229-3712 or aodresources@uwm.edu.