CASICS Marijuana Workshop


What is CASICS?

Clarion University uses CASICS, which stands for Cannabis Screening and Intervention for College Students, as its Marijuana Workshop.  The goal of the program is to reduce risky behaviors and harmful consequences of Marijuana abuse.
CASICS is a two-session preventative Marijuana education program offered to Clarion University students who want to further examine their Marijuana use. 
Some students are required to take the CASICS workshop if they are referred by Judicial Services, Athletics, or Residence Life for violating the campus drug and alcohol policy or by the District Magistrate if they receive an Marijuana violation off campus.  There is a $75 charge for all students who are required to take the CASICS workshop

Students may voluntarily participate in the CASICS workshop free of charge if they are interested in examining their own marijuana use behaviors or learning strategies for moderating consumption and reducing the harmful consequences of marijuana use.


What can students expect from CASICS?


CASICS consists of two sessions; each session is approximately 90 minutes in length and two weeks apart.  Session One explores marijuana use habits and it's impact on different aspects of life. Session Two explores personalized feedback regarding marijuana use.

What if I am required to take a CASICS workshop?

Any student who violates the Marijuana policy on campus will need to take the CASICS workshop.  Also, any student who receives an Marijuana violation off campus will be required by the District Magistrate to take the CASICS workshop.  Please make an appointment with the Coordinator of Health Promotions by completing the CASICS Form.

Who facilitates the CASICS workshop?

The CASICS workshop is facilitated by Stephan Brooks, Clarion University's Coordinator of Health Promotions and AOD.

What about Confidentiality?

All information shared in the CASICS workshop is kept confidential.  However, if a student needs further assistance, a referral may be made.

Additional Information

To learn more about the workshop, please email Stephan Brooks, Coordinator of Health Promotions and AOD.

Etoke Screening Tool

The Marijuana "etoke" is an anonymous, marijuana-specific brief feedback tool designed to help college students take a look at their marijuana use. The program takes about 20-30 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a staff member.

  • What does it do?

When you access the Marijuana etoke, you will be prompted to enter information about yourself, such as your use of marijuana, spending patterns, and other things. After all information has been entered, the Marijuana e-CHECKUP TO GO calculates a number of variables and compares your responses to national and local college norms. Then, your personalized feedback is displayed in an easy-to-read format.

  • What does one need to use the Marijuana etoke?
    1. A computer
    2. Internet access
    3. A standards-compliant Internet Browser with JavaScript activated
    4. 20-25 minutes to complete the survey
    5. A printer (if you would like to print the feedback)

Click Here to complete etoke

Last Updated 3/4/20