Saint Leo University Counseling Services and Prevention provides a wide array of Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) services. These range from information and referral services to AOD evaluations and counseling.
1. Alcohol and Other Drug Evaluation: Saint Leo University Counseling Services provides mandatory and voluntary evaluations for currently enrolled University Campus students. There is no fee for these evaluations. Saint Leo students interested in scheduling an evaluation should call 352-588-8199 and request an AOD evaluation.
- What does the evaluation include?
- The evaluation is completed in one session, with an invitation to continue therapy if desired. A comprehensive interview generally includes a review of the history of the client´s use of substances, health related questions, and family and personal history.
- What happens after the evaluation?
- Upon completion of the evaluation, results and recommendations are given to the student. Education about potential harmful consequences of continued substance use is part of the evaluation process.
- Is therapy mandated?
- Students are invited to enroll in counseling but counseling cannot be mandated.
2. Counseling: Individual counseling is offered to any currently enrolled University Campus student who wishes to decrease or terminate his or her use of substances. Therapy follows a brief therapy outpatient model and students meet with a counselor every one to two weeks.
3. Referral: If a student is in need of more intensive treatment, referrals may be made for medical detoxification, intensive outpatient, or residential treatment. The licensed counselors are knowledgeable about community services and can assist with services outside of the Saint Leo area if needed.
4. Re-entry: If a student re-enters Saint Leo University, after attending an alcohol and/or drug treatment program, Counseling Services can assist the student with a Relapse Prevention and Recovery program. Students will usually meet with a counselor for individual sessions, and can attend local support groups. (Lists of self- help groups with times and locations are provided to students, upon request).
5. Helping someone you’re concerned about: Saint Leo University Counseling Services is available to assist parents, students, and faculty/administrators by phone about concerns related to a student´s use of substances. If the student is eligible for services, we will ask that the student contact the UCC and schedule an appointment with one of the AOD counselors. Parents and university personnel may not schedule the appointment for the student. If the person is not eligible for services at the UCC, referrals will be given by phone.
6. Confidentiality and general information: General information about services at Saint Leo University Counseling Services and resources in the community will be given in person or by phone. Once a student becomes a client, confidentiality rules will apply. Communication by any of our staff with any third party regarding the client will require the student/client sign an authorization for this communication.
For More Information
Contact: Tiffany Nelson, M.S./Ed.S