Substance Use Disorder and College Students: Inpatient Treatment Issues: A Model of Practice
SUMMARY. The college student population is at high risk to develop substance use disorder. A sizable minority of students will manifest addictions of major severity. Lacking sophistication in the process of substance use disorder assessment precludes objective identification of students requiring intensive inpatient treatment. A multivariate model of alcohol and other drug addiction is proposed. A multidimensional comprehensive assessment and treatment matching instrument is presented. A working inpatient addictions treatment unit is outlined to demonstrate intensity of tertiary intervention.