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Alcohol and Other Drugs Counseling: Assessment, Choices, Treatment and Transitions (ACTT)

The Assessment, Choices, Treatment and Transitions (ACTT) program at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides assessment, prevention, intervention and treatment services to reduce the risk associated with substance use and abuse within the Clemson University family. We strive to develop student awareness, knowledge and skills to increase personal and social responsibility in order to remove obstacles for student success. The ACTT program emphasizes a student’s responsibility for their self-care and encourages them to engage throughout the assessment and treatment process.


If you are experiencing an alcohol or other drug related emergency, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.


A self-referred student is defined as a student seeking services of their own accord or at the recommendation of a concerned parent/friend regarding their alcohol and/or drug use and is not a mandated client or involved with any legal referral source (i.e. Pre-Trial Intervention, Office of Community and Ethical Standards or Alcohol Education Program). Self-referred students come the ACTT program because they desire to obtain assistance in addressing their drinking or drug use.

Self-referred students who have paid their Student Health Fee can receive services through the ACTT program at no additional cost for currently enrolled students.


How to access the ACTT Program

Students who want to access services can call CAPS at 864-656-2451 to schedule their ACTT assessment. Students must provide the following information when calling to make their appointment:


  • Full name

  • XID number

  • Birthdate

  • Phone number


What to expect at my first appointment

We encourage students to arrive thirty (30) minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time in order to complete necessary intake information, questionnaires and surveys. We request that students bring a laptop or other Wi-Fi enabled device to complete this information.

At the time of the assessment, the student will meet with a qualified clinician who will listen to the student’s presenting concerns and obtain information from the student to determine if services are needed. If the clinician feels the student meets criteria for services, recommendations will be made and may include individual counseling and/or group counseling. If the clinician does not feel a recommendation for services is appropriate they can assist the student with other resources on/off campus to help them with their presenting issue.

The ACTT program desires to develop treatment goals with the student and assist them with meeting those goals throughout the counseling process. By honoring the student’s right to choose, follow-through with the recommendations will be up to self-referred student.

A mandated student is defined as a student who is being referred for ACTT services by an agency, organization, legal service or by a part of Clemson University. Examples of referral sources that are commonly involved with ACTT Program mandated students include the following:


  • Clemson faculty/staff

  • Office of Community and Ethical Standards (OCES)

  • Dean of Students Office

  • CU Housing

  • Clemson University Municipal Court

  • Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program

  • Alcohol Education Program (AEP)

  • Local attorneys

  • City of Clemson Police Department

  • City of Clemson Municipal Court


The ACTT Program desires to assist mandated students with referral source requirements while providing assessment, prevention, intervention, and treatment to the student in order to prevent alcohol and other drug-related problems from occurring in the future.

Mandated students are charged a $75 processing fee that is paid at the Redfern Health Center Pharmacy. If a student does not pay the fee by semester’s end, the fee will be transferred to the student’s University bill.


How to access the ACTT Program

In order for a mandated student to access services, their referral source must complete the following forms:



We ask that the referral source fax this information to our office at 864-656-0760 prior to the student’s first appointment and that the student bring a copy of the completed ACTT Student Agreement & Referral Form, the completed Authorization for Release of Confidential Information (ACTT specific), and any other information provided to them by their referral source to their first appointment.


Once a mandated student has been referred by their referral source the student will call CAPS at 864-656-2451 to schedule their ACTT assessment. Students must provide the following information when calling to make their appointment:


  • Full name

  • XID number

  • Birthdate

  • Phone number


Should a student have to leave a voicemail for a CAPS staff member, CAPS will contact the student within two (2) business days to schedule the ACTT assessment. It is the student’s responsibility to contact CAPS again after two business days if they have not spoken with a CAPS staff member. A mandated student will be viewed as non-compliant and their referral source will be notified should two (2) attempts to contact the student at any time fail.


What to expect at my first appointment

We encourage students to arrive thirty (30) minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time in order to complete necessary intake information, questionnaires and surveys. We request that students bring a laptop or other Wi-Fi enabled device to complete this information. Again, mandated students are expected to bring completed copies of the following documents to their ACTT assessment appointment:


At the time of the assessment, the student will meet with a qualified clinician who will listen to the student’s presenting concerns and obtain information from the student to determine if services are needed. If the clinician feels the student meets criteria for services, recommendations will be made and may include individual counseling and/or group counseling. If the clinician does not feel a recommendation for services is appropriate they can assist the student with other resources on/off campus to help them with their presenting issue. If the clinician feels that there are no recommendations based on the assessment, the referral source will be notified of the client’s completion of the ACTT program.


While the ACTT program honors a mandated student’s rights to comply with the treatment recommendations, only mandated students who complete all treatment recommendations will be sent a letter of completion of the ACTT program to their referral source. If a mandated student chooses not to follow the recommendations their referral source will be notified of their non-compliance regarding the treatment recommendations. We respect mandated students’ rights to confidentiality and will only disclose information with the student’s consent obtained from the Authorization for Release of Confidential Information (ACTT specific)

The ACTT Program desires to assist mandated students with their referral source requirements while providing assessment, prevention, intervention, and treatment to the student in order to prevent alcohol and other drug related problems from occurring in the future. If you believe your student could benefit from our services, we ask that you view and complete the following information before referring a student:


We ask that you fax completed forms to 864-656-0760. If you have any questions regarding the ACTT Program you may contact 864-656-2451 to speak with our ACTT Coordinator. Please be advised that we cannot provide you with any student information without a signed Authorization for Release of Confidential Information (ACTT specific); however, this does not prohibit you from sharing information regarding the student you are referring to our program.

The ACTT program emphasizes student responsibility for their treatment. If you are concerned regarding your student’s alcohol and or drug use we prompt you to speak with your student and encourage them to consider coming through the ACTT program as a self-referred client. If your student has been involved with legal related issues due to their alcohol and drug use, your student would be considered a mandated client. If you have specific questions regarding your student's case at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), please know that we cannot confirm or deny that your student is a client at CAPS without a signed Authorization for Release of Confidential Information (ACTT specific) from your student. If you have any questions regarding the ACTT program or other CAPS services, please contact CAPS at 864-656-2451.

 

More Information About How to Talk With Your Student About Alcohol

Yes, there is a $75 fee for mandated students only. This fee covers the ACTT assessment, any case management with your referral source, and other costs associated with our ACTT program.

By calling Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 864-656-2451 you can schedule your appointment for your ACTT assessment. Students must provide the following information when calling to make their appointment: full name, XID number, birthdate and phone number where a voice mail can be left. 

We ask that you bring a laptop or other Wi-Fi enabled device to complete your intake information, questionnaires, and surveys electronically at our MyHealth-e secure web portal following check-in for your appointment. For mandated students, you are expected to bring completed copies of the following documents to their ACTT assessment appointment:

Clemson students can participated in the ACTT program and receive services similar to what they would experience through PTI or AEP but only after being approved by their referral source.

Yes, after you have completed the ACTT assessment and any recommendations your referral source will be sent a letter stating that you have completed ACTT services at CAPS. A letter will be copied to you at the address you provide at your ACTT assessment appointment. Should your mailing address change prior to your completion of the program, please update your counselor.