University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Brief Intervention Programs

Alcohol and your College Experience & Cannabis Health Education and your College Experience

UWM Brief Intervention Programs

Alcohol and your College Experience (ACE)

Cannabis Health Education and your College experience (CHEC)

UWM's Brief Intervention Programs offer UW Milwaukee students the opportunity to examine their motivations, behaviors, and experiences with alcohol and other drugs in a nonjudgmental and educational setting.  These programs provide information, cognitive-behavioral skills, norms clarification, and motivational enhancement to UWM students who are at-risk for experiencing or causing issues related to their personal use of alcohol or cannabis.


UWM's Brief Intervention Program offerings include:

  •  Alcohol and your College Experience (ACE)
Designed specifically for college students, the ACE program offers participants an opportunity to examine the ways in which their alcohol-related behaviors may be impacting their well-being or ability to achieve personal goals.  Past attendees have indicated that the ACE Program is an interesting and valuable experience for anyone who has experienced negative consequences as a result of their alcohol use. 

ACE Program participants attend a 2-hour group seminar/alcohol skills class and then meet individually with the Program Coordinator for a 60-minute personalized feedback session.  Participants may be self-referred, referred by University Police or other law enforcement agencies, or mandated to participate by University Housing, the Dean of Students Office, or other University administrators.

 Program costs are dependent upon a registrant's referral source and student status.  Additional details regarding class dates and cost will be provided during the registration process.

 Click here to register for the ACE Program
Note: You must be a current UW Milwaukee student to be eligible to register for UWM’s Brief Intervention Programs.

  • Cannabis Health Education and your College Experience (CHEC)
The CHEC Program helps students examine the potential impact that their current cannabis use has on their goals, values, and well-being from an informed perspective.

CHEC Program participants attend a 2-hour educational group and then meet individually with the Program Coordinator for a 60-minute personalized feedback session.  Participants may be self-referred or mandated to participate by University Housing, the Dean of Students Office, or other University administrators.

The CHEC Program is open to UWM students, only.  CHEC Program costs are dependent upon a registrant's referral source.  Additional details regarding class dates and cost will be provided during the registration process.  

Click here to register for the CHEC Program
Note: You must be a current UW Milwaukee student to be eligible to register for UWM’s Brief Intervention Programs. In addition, the ACE and CHEC programs no longer serve as diversion programs for municipal court-ordered education; therefore, certificates of completion are no longer provided for municipal court cases.