UCSB Alcohol & Drug Program. CASE Program. CASE Closed T-shirt

CASE (College Alcohol and Substance Education) is designed as an educational program in which participants attend weekly groups and have the opportunity to reflect on their college experience, becoming more aware of current behaviors and choices being made. Participants will have the opportunity to share personal thoughts and experiences, offer and receive feedback, and engage in discussions about important and relevant topics pertaining to alcohol, drugs, and college life in general. Emphasis is placed on safety, personal responsibility for self and others, health, and wellbeing. Information about drugs and alcohol, including risks and risk-reduction strategies, is woven into the group discussions. CASE is offered to mandated UCSB students, as well as those who are self-referred or referred by other campus professionals.

CASE course content includes

  • alcohol and drug information (such as the effects of blood alcohol concentration) 
  • discussion of health, social, academic, and legal consequences of college alcohol and other drug use
  • risk reduction strategies (including how to moderate drinking and identify an alcohol or drug emergency)
  • strategies for preventing future problems with alcohol and drugs

CASE Program Details

  • Attend a Brief Assessment
  • Participate in four weekly group sessions
  • Complete written assignments

CASE is available to

  • Students living in the UCSB and affiliated residence halls who are referred for alcohol and drug policy violations
  • Court-referred college students who have been cited or arrested for: Minor in Possession, Possession of a Fake I.D. or Public Intoxication.
  • UCSB students who are referred through other campus departments and campus partners
  • UCSB students who choose to enroll in the CASE program

The CASE Program is located in the Alcohol & Drug Program offices in Isla Vista on the second floor of Embarcadero Hall (935 Embarcadero Del Norte, Isla Vista).

Groups are facilitated by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Doctoral-level graduate students, and supervised Marriage and Family Therapist Interns. Effective Fall 2019 the program fee will be $60 for UCSB students, $165 for non-UCSB students. For more information, please contact or call (805) 893-5013.

To sign up for CASE

Attend an Brief Assessment.
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Time: 9:00am-9:45am
Location: Embarcadero Hall, 2nd floor
Duration: About 15-20 minutes
Bring: Your school/work schedule

If you are unable to attend an Brief Assessment, you may schedule an individual appointment.
Please email with days and times you are available.