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e-CHUG Online Alcohol Assessment

  e-CHUG LOGO and link to online assessment

Click on the image above to start the assessment

Please note that San Diego State University (creators of e-CHUG) changed the name back to eCHECKUP TO GO alcohol. The WKU Health Education & Promotion program will continue to use the name e-CHUG since it is established on WKU's campus.


e-CHUG is a brief confidential self-assessment tool, designed to give students personalized feedback about their alcohol use. The basic intervention/assessment takes about 20-30 minutes to complete and review. It draws on Motivational Interviewing (Miller & Rollnick, 2002) and Social Norms feedback theories (Haines & Spear, 1996). 
The e-CHUG, currently in use on nearly 400 universities and colleges across 42 states and in Canada & Australia, is an on-line adaptation of the Check-Up to Go (CHUG).

The feedback, that is included with the assessment is as follows:
  • Quantity and Frequency of Drinking, Caloric Intake
  • Amount Consumed and Peak BAC
  • Cost of alcohol spent
  • Norm Comparisons
  • Amount and Percent of Income Spent on Alcohol
  • Tolerance Level
  • Negative Consequences of Alcohol Use
  • Genetic Risk Score Explanation, advice, local referral information

There is a Personal Reflections & Verification of Completion (PRVC) program that is designed to provide you with the opportunity to reflect on your personal e-CHUG feedback report. You will be asked to provide personally identifiable information about yourself and thoughtful answers to a few questions about your e-CHUG feedback report. This component is to offer additional verification and add to your experience of the online self-assessment. This can be taken at the end of your survey under the Resources Section/Tab on your report. Answers from the e-CHUG Self-assessment and the PRVC are not matched. Your e-CHUG information remains confidential and will not be able to be viewed even if you complete the PRVC.

If you are required to take e-CHUG or are taking it for WellU® credit, please note that you must complete the PRVC and answer the open-ended questions at the end of the assessment summary (click on the green check mark) to receive credit.

WellU® Participants: Please allow 7 business days for your e-CHUG/e-TOKE credit to appear on your WellU account. If you have not received credit for e-CHUG/e-TOKE within 7 business days, send an email to student.wellness@wku.edu stating that you have completed the assessment & PRVC. Please include your confirmation number from e-CHUG/e-TOKE.



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 Last Modified 8/10/20